Journals Are One of My Core Inspirations. Here Is What I Read Regularly
I focus on four core publications to get insights that are relevant to my activities and to broaden my horizon
Today’s large problems are all interconnected to many subjects, and sometimes even depend on a single person’s mindset (hello Mr. Putin).
You always meet people twice or three times, but most often in totally different contexts.
Information comes from a wide range of sources, some of them suitable for one topic, others for another topic.
I use Obsidian to organize my thoughts and information. I link every piece of information with the following metadata:
- Input — whenever I am having a meeting or reading an article that is relevant to me, I am filing the relevant information for eventual further use.
- Subject — what topic is the piece of information about?
- Source — where does the piece of information come from?
- People — who gave me that piece of information, with whom did I discuss it, and whom did I recommend it?
- Product — what product will I use the information for?
- Action — do I need to investigate the topic further, discuss it with somebody, or read it in a quiet minute?
This article is about some of my sources of information — namely the publications I read regularly, and why.
Here we go.
1. The Economist
The Economist is my go-to source to know what’s going on in the world. It has a decidedly global and liberal position, which matches well with my core beliefs: As an entrepreneur, I am a strong defender of meritocracy, and efforts eventually need to pay off economically. As an active reserve general staff officer, geopolitics is close to my heart. As an engineer, I like the Technology Quarterly sections and the occasional special reports that broaden my horizon. And as a citizen of a small neutral country, I know that our prosperity comes from being open and liberal, rather than from fencing…