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Morning Walk #60
Favorite blogs, newsletters, and authors
Hi. I’m Stepa Mitaki. I’m a product person and an entrepreneur. From 2013 to 2021, I was in govtech field, helping cities use technology to better serve people. In 2021 I switched my focus to healthcare. Currently building Carial to improve primary care.
Morning Walk is a personal weekly newsletter where I share some musings on tech, digital healthcare, working on startups, productivity, and some nerdy stuff.
This issue was sent out to 246 subscribers (-2 from the previous week).
I’ve been rethinking this whole newsletter lately, and it might take a slight turn in a different direction in the coming weeks. But it’s too early to tell which path I would like to take. Instead of jumping between healthtech, startups, productivity tools, nerd stuff, and personal notes, I want to have more clarity and focus each week. Something has to give. I need to create some boundaries for both my benefit and yours as well.
While I’m figuring this out, I’ll be sharing a bit shorter posts than usual. Bear with me here. Okay, with that out of the way, off to today’s issue.
Favorite blogs, newsletters, and authors
I’ve been doing some spring cleaning lately of my content consumption sources, fiercely removing everything that doesn’t bring me enough value. About an hour later, I managed to remove tens of sources and put everything in a neat order so I won’t be jumping from app to app occasionally and instead have a dedicated “content consumption” ritual when I’m low on energy during the week.
Here is a rundown of my favorite sources that bring me the most value. Those that I try to catch on with all the time.
Tech, Startups, Entrepreneurship
Paul Graham (blog)
The famous co-founder of Y Combinator posts occasional essays that are the most thought-provoking and timeless pieces out there on entrepreneurship and life. If I had to keep only one blog for my subscription, I’d easily choose this one. My top picks are:
Lenny’s Newsletter (newsletter + slack community; $150/year)
The best source of knowledge and the best worldwide community for product people. My tops picks for the newsletter are:
Benedict Evans (newsletter)
Weekly rundown and deep-dives on the big picture in tech and startup economy from a VC perspective. Major news and what it means. Lots of data.
The All-In (podcast)
Similar to a previous one but in a conversational format. A wider range of topics around the economy explaining things from a bigger perspective.
Not Boring by Packy McCormick (newsletter)
Business strategy and trends. Long-form essays explaining the strategy behind the decisions companies make. My top picks:
Health Tech Nerds (slack community; $175/year)
A very active community of around 3,700 folks across the globe (but mainly from the US) who are building the future of healthcare. Founders, product managers, doctors involved with the tech scene, VCs. On top of the Slack chat, you get plenty of private events (speed dates, meetups, webinars, office hours, masterminds). The absolute best source of knowledge for those who want to build something in healthtech.
Explaining the business of healthcare in simple words with memes. Stands apart from other healthcare-related sources for being funny and easy to understand. My top picks:
Health Tech Stack (newsletter)
Another great source to grow your knowledge of the healthtech market with a bigger focus on technical solutions and how healthtech works from the inside. My top picks:
Club MacStories (newsletter; $50/year)
Heaven for any Apple nerd out there. Pro tips & tricks, new apps, occasional desk setup showcases, and more.
Marques Brownlee (YouTube channel)
More on the mainstream side (unlike iPad nerds on YouTube), but something in Marques’s storytelling keeps me engaged. Great source to learn about new hardware. Top picks:
Digital magazine on psychology and philosophy. My top picks:
Lex Fridman (podcast)
Long-form (probably uncut) interviews with phenomenal people from a vast backgrounds. From world-class programmers to ex-KGB agents. My top picks:
The Tim Ferriss Show (podcast)
Somewhat similar to Lex Fridman but with a bigger focus on successful people deconstructing their worldview and what makes them great rather than long-form discussions about specific topics (although it remains).
Johnny Harris (YouTube)
Investigative journalism mixed with remarkable storytelling. Some of the topics are fun. Some are essential to understand what’s going on in the world. My top picks:
That’s it for today. Thanks for reading. Until next week 👋🏻
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