Left chevron
Left chevron

Think Differently: 5 Newsletters for the Curious Mind

Megan Hill
&
Updated:
10
May
2022

Curiosity fuels creativity. The side effects of curiosity, enhanced observation, deep thought and excessive questioning, are all building blocks for creative innovation—Einstein even credited his genius to "passionate curiosity".

But the curious mind's incessant hunt for satisfaction has its dangers. Curiosity didn't kill the cat, information overload did. Excessive podcast plays and endless scrolls frustrate, confuse and ultimately take a toll on productivity.

Newsletters are an antidote to infoxication. Delivered direct to your inbox and pre-filtered to ensure quality, newsletters allow creatives to spend less time searching and more time, well, creating.

Feed a curious mind, without the junk, by subscribing to these newsletters...

Superorganizers

Sender

Dan Shipper wanted to build a productivity software company and so to start, he created a newsletter. Turns out, that newsletter was a big success! Dan adjusted his focus and is now CEO of Every—a bundle of weekly writings from radical thinkers. Our favourite: Superorganizers.

Subject

A productivity power pack. Dan Shipper offers the inside scoop on "how smart people organise what they know" via interviews with some of the worlds most efficient minds.

From the archives

Simon Eskildsen is the definition of erudite. His awe-inspiring approach to learning will leave you with the urge to re-read everything you've ever read. But this time, read it like Simon!

The Art of Noticing

Sender

Rob Walker wants to open your eyes to the benefits, but more so the joys, of observation. His newsletter is the addendum to his acclaimed book named, you guessed it, The Art of Noticing.

Subject

It's for people who want to stay interested in life.

Lessons in appreciating the "overlooked and underrated". Monday evening sees the arrival of a 'prompt' in your inbox—an activity to trial in aid of improving the way you interact with the world.

From the archives

In a world where search engines have superseded conversation, Walker makes the outlandish suggestion that instead of 'Googling' you could try asking a human!

Creativerly

Sender

Philipp Temmel—digital product designer by day, creative newsletter curator by night. Creativerly was born out of Phillip's generous desire to "share experiences and findings with fellow creative minds".

Subject

A comprehensive guide to building your productivity toolkit, accompanied by Phillip's insightful learnings from across design and tech. A real treasure trove for new-app fanatics.

From the archives

Slow and steady wins the race. Reclaim control with productivity tools that champion order and serenity.

Brain Food

Sender

Spy turned Wall Street sweetheart (no, seriously), Shane Parrish. Shane takes the findings of doyens past and turns them into actionable insights for his readers. Unsurprisingly, his straight-talking approach quickly proved a hit with big-time financiers.

Subject

Brain food supports a simple objective:

Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.

Bite-size wisdom curated from great minds across eras and industries.

From the archives

Brain Food's teaser offers a definitive way to differentiate between intellect and wisdom:

The curse of knowledge is that it closes your mind to what you don’t know. Good judgment depends on having the skill— and the will— to open your mind.

Subscribing to this newsletter is a great way to start.

Dense Discovery

Sender

Kai Brach launched his newsletter in 2015. A few re-brands later it has come to be known as Dense Discovery. When not busy compiling his weekly insights he advocates for sustainability and the protection of our natural world.

Subject

Thought-provoking stimuli, need-to-know developments and interesting accessories—a help-sheet for the insatiably curious. A seasoned Dense Discovery reader is sure to make a great dinner party guest.

From the archives

After all this new knowledge acquisition, it may be useful to practice some humility. This thought-provoking edition explores how we measure intelligence and in doing so, questions humanities superiority complex.

Eager to subscribe? Head straight there...

  1. Superorganizer
  2. Art of Noticing
  3. Creativerly
  4. Brain Food
  5. Dense Discovery
No items found.