I've always enjoyed accumulating knowledge and mental models about business, economics, society, history, personal productivity etc. People have often remarked that out of all the people that they know, I am the person with the largest array of facts and widespread knowledge.

I've collated a list of people that have been influential or are actively interesting to me. I have tried to avoid obvious examples or people (Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett etc). For each person I've tried to identify the most useful Youtube video, podcast, book or speech that I have found). I plan to add to this list as time goes on.


Naval Ravikant


'How to Get Rich' - a more accurate (but less catchy) title would have been 'How to Create Wealth', Naval offers insights into how to approach careers and life today especially the possibilities that the Internet has opened up. Some highlights included:

Patrick Collison

Questions ยท Patrick Collison

The cofounder and CEO of Stripe. He maintains a personal website with a set of interesting and thought provoking questions.