Like a lot people, I use lists within Twitter to segment content by topic, or to group together thinkers whom I admire. My favorite list has about 100 sources — both people and news organizations — and each day I read every single Tweet from that stream. On some days, I have to stay up late into the evening to keep up, especially if those sources have linked to a lot of articles. But I do it. Every single day.
So yeah, I read a lot. A lot. Here are some of the best articles that I’ve read this week. I’m posting them here, as a collection, in hopes that you’re able to take away something valuable from them, just as I have.
Description: A top-ten list that is useful not only for new graduates, but people of all ages (And okay, I’m cheating a bit with this one, because I actually read this over a week ago. But it inspired me enough to open it back up and read it again this week, so I’m including it in this list).
Best quote: “I know that I’m supposed to tell you to aspire to great things. But I’m going to lower the bar here: Just don’t use your prodigious talents to mess things up.”
140-character (or less) summary: No syrupy, forced inspiration here. And that’s okay. These tips are both practical and though-provoking.
Description: An interview with Joseph Stiglitz, an economist who won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001, on the economic impacts of austerity politics.
Best quote: ”Within academia, those who believed in free markets before the crisis still do so today… Believers in the free market have not revised their beliefs.”
140-character (or less) summary: Have I ever mentioned that I majored in both economics and finance in college? Anyway, political agendas often adversely impact economies.
The articles above represent a sample of the best content that I have read over the past week. And if you’re still reading at this point, then it probably means that you’re an avid reader too. So in that case, I’d love to hear about what you’ve read recently — suggest some links with a comment below!