Last week I wrote about 10 people to follow on Twitter. The post was so popular that I’m following it up with 12 blogs every entrepreneur should be tuned into. This list is in no way a comprehensive one. Each site listed contains interesting information and great forums of conversation. Here we go:
1. A VC – Fred Wilson is a principle at Union Square Ventures and known to share his unique thoughts. I find the blog to be informative and easy to read. Posts regularly include video as well which keeps the reader interested.
2. Blog Maverick – Mark Cuban is one of my role models. Each blog post is jam packed with information. His no frills approach means there aren’t tons of videos, photos, etc. By interjecting his humor regularly he makes reading the posts enjoyable.
3. Joel Gascoigne – The founder of Buffer and a great thinker pertaining to startups. Posts are very well thought out and include tons of photos, graphics and videos. While Joel only blogs about every 3 – 4 days, the wait is well worth it!
4. Steve Blank – The man is a legend. Former entrepreneur and now a professor at Stanford, he shares wise words of wisdom. Blank’s blog has almost 45,000 followers which shows how many people care about what he thinks. Posts are always great and usually include some very interesting analysis.
5. Next View Ventures – The blog is updated by David Beisel, Rob Go, and Lee Hower. Each post varies in topic but can cover entrepreneurship, founder advice, investing insights, or general views on business and current trends. It’s always great to get a peek into well respected VC’s minds so don’t miss out on the opportunity.
6. This Is Going To Be BIG – Charlie O’Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures provides great insights into technology and investing. His blog covers a wide range of topics and includes a lot of emotional and personal insights. Great read!
7. Both Sides of The Table – The blog of Mark Suster is always worth the time. He includes graphics, photos and videos to compliment his terrific analysis and predictions. A former entrepreneur who now does angel and venture investing, Suster is able to share a perspective from “both sides of the table.”
8. Feld Thoughts – Possibly my favorite blog. Brad Feld intertwines business, investing and life beautifully. From in-depth analysis of his marathons (he has a goal to run 50 marathons in 50 states before the age of 50) to board room etiquette, Feld puts it all out in the public. If you enjoy seeing the human element of business than don’t miss this one!
10. Experiments in Lifestyle Design – Tim Ferriss is one of a kind. Some call him quirky and others can’t get enough of him. Either way you can’t ignore the wealth of knowledge provided on this blog. An added benefit is the wide array of interesting topics that are not normally covered by his peers.
11. Blake Masters – This kid burst on to the tech scene when he began posting notes from Peter Thiels CS183 class at Stanford titled “Startup.” Blog is worth reading for those notes alone. He also is an avid athlete that is very transparent about his progress and goals. Stay tuned to him and his blog as I expect big things in the future.
12. The Art of Non-Conformity – Chris Guillebeau has a unique perspective on life. Recently publishing the book “The $100 Startup” has brought more attention to his blog. I expect to see his approach become more mainstream in the coming years so the blog is a great place to start to understand the future.
There they are. Twelve blogs on technology, investing and life. Check each one out and let me know what you think. As always you can follow me on Twitter @APompliano. If you think I should have included other blogs please include them in the comments. I would love to check them out!