Farnam Street Brain Food; noise cancelling headphones for the net.

‘Go to bed smarter than when you woke up,’ is the premise behind Shane Parrish’s extremely popular weekly digest Brain Food from Farnam Street. Shane’s mission is to make you think, and think better. More than 100,000 people have subscribed to this newsletter that is sent every Sunday.


The newsletter summarises what Shane and his team have learned and written that week. It includes Shane’s latest articles, books he’s reading and a roundup of interesting finds from the internet. He is renowned as a voracious reader. Some describe it as ‘noise cancelling headphones for the internet’ and ‘the best part of my week.’

Topics vary from philosophy, psychology and human behaviour. Popular posts include ‘Decisions under uncertainty’, ‘Avoiding stupidity is easier than seeking brilliance’, ‘Daniel Kahneman’s favourite approach for making better decisions’, ‘Steve Jobs on creativity’ and ‘Changing how we think.’

Some subscribers call this the best newsletter on the internet; subscribe and see.

February 2017