Ben is a far more accomplished blog reader than I am. However, I’d like to mention a few URLs that I occasionally hit up.
1. Harvard Business Review Blog has many interesting ideas, some mentioned in the magazine, some not.
2. The Economist website, if only for the fact that there are occasionally bylines featured. They also offer sound fiscal policy ideas, and level-headed economic analysis. And they’re British.
3. Paris Lemon/Massive Greatness, a very interesting blog, forwarded to me by a relative. Very compelling insights on technology and business.
4. Who could forget Engadget?
5. I’ve been skeptical of Lifehacker, ever since I read John Pavlus’s article on the very marginal benefits of quasi-productivity. I’ll write more about it in the future, but Lifehacker – and, I’ll add, along with some productivity apps, shopping at Whole Foods, business-oriented social networking – offer more in the way of personal satisfaction than they do in actual productivity. This is not to reduce any of the aforementioned, only to place in perspective their relative importance.
6. And, duh, Ben & David, which, in the words of one writer and intellectual, “is the greatest literary output since Crime & Punishment. In fact, it’s so good, it might actually be both crime and punishment.”