January 28, 2023




14 of the world’s best thinkers (and their best free content)

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This Week: 14 of the world’s best thinkers (and their best free content)

Ray Kurzweil

Main areas of thought leadership:

• Technology trends & futurism

• Artificial Intelligence design & development

• Transhumanism


Brené Brown

Main areas of thought leadership:

• Courage

• Vulnerability

• Shame

• Empathy

Brené Brown

Keeping it awkward, brave, and kind.


Nassim Taleb

Main areas of thought leadership:

• Randomness

• Probability

• Uncertainty

Who Is Nassim Taleb? Antifragile Thinking for a Fat-Tailed World - Farnam Street

With the personal motto of “If you see fraud and don’t shout fraud, you are a fraud,” Nassim Taleb is not afraid of having the uncomfortable conversations. Here we share his mos...


Naval Ravikant

Main areas of thought leadership:

• Practical, modern day philosophy

• Building personal wealth & leverage

• Startups & investing

The Angel Philosopher

The Angel Philosopher


Esther Perel

Main areas of thought leadership:

• Communication

• Relationships

• Sexuality

Esther Perel - Your Guide to Relational Intelligence

The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Navigate modern relationships through erotic intelligence, communication, connection, and more.


Tara Brach

Main areas of thought leadership:

• Meditation

• Emotional Healing

• Spiritual Awakening

Tara Brach - Meditation, Psychologist, Author, Teacher

Meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening.


Diana Fleischman

Main areas of thought leadership:

• Evolutionary psychology

• Sentientism

Home | Diana S. Fleischman


Tyler Cowen

Main areas of thought leadership:

• Economics

• Politics

• History


Small Steps Toward A Much Better World


Maria Popova 

Main areas of thought leadership:

• Culture

• History

• Philosophy

The Marginalian

Marginalia on our search for meaning.


Balaji Srinivasan

Main areas of thought leadership:

• Healthcare

• Decentralisation

• Politics

Balaji Srinivasan

Balaji Srinivasan's personal blog. Formerly CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at a16z, @balajis is an investor and founder.


Rebecca Solnit

Main areas of thought leadership:

• Social change

• Nature

• Feminism


Josh Wolfe 

Main areas of thought leadership:

• Physical and life sciences

• Frontier technologies

• Investing

All Articles & Essays by Josh Wolfe

Here's every essay, podcast, tweet, and video by Josh Wolfe. Josh Wolfe is co-founder and managing partner at Lux Capital, a venture capital based in New Yor...


Scott Alexander

Main areas of thought leadership:

• Science

• Medicine

• Philosophy

• Politics

• Futurism

Astral Codex Ten | Scott Alexander | Substack

P(A|B) = [P(A)*P(B|A)]/P(B), all the rest is commentary. Click to read Astral Codex Ten, by Scott Alexander, a Substack publication with tens of thousands of readers.


Helen Thompson

Main areas of thought leadership:

• Geopolitics,

• Energy

• Monetary policy


There you have it, 14 of the world’s best thinkers (and their best free content)

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