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My Favorite Newsletters

I love reading newsletters! I probably go through 60-70+ each week now. Here are some of my absolute favorites.

Janel Loi
Janel Loi
• 2 min read

It's no secret that I love to read. Between my personal email & my secondary Mailbrew inbox, I subscribe to over 70+ newsletters.

One of my tweets about my favorite newsletters once went viral, garnering almost 100k impressions. I often get questions from friends asking me for newsletter recommendations, so I thought I'd put together a list of my favorites.

In this post, I'll share the newsletters I look forward to receiving each week, by category. This comes after a serious purge.

The criteria I used to determine whether to keep newsletters or not:

  • Have I read the last 3 issues?
  • Do I learn something each issue?

I only recommend A-grade newsletters in my collection. Welcome to my gold mine:

Personal Growth, Productivity & Mental Models

  • Maker Mind by Anne-Laure Le Cunff -  A weekly dose of mindful productivity that's backed with neuroscience.
  • The Jungle Gym by Nick deWilde - Thoughtful writing about careers, personal growth and trends.
  • Perspectives by Deb Liu - Useful life & career advice that helps you grow and challenges the way you do things.
  • 3-2-1 by James Clear - Actionable insights and important questions you should reflect on.
  • Farnam Street by Shane Parrish - Brain food for the curious with plenty of actionable advice and deep dives into mental models.
  • The Curiosity Chronicle by Sahil Bloom - Mental models and high-signal content that helps make you a better person and enables you to understand the world better.


  • Product Lessons by Linda Zhang - Product, career and entrepreneurship lessons.
  • Lenny's Newsletter by Lenny Ratchitsky - High-quality gems on Product Management, Growth & Community
  • Product Life by Will Lawrence - Concise, actionable and (often) surprising tools to grow as a product manager.

Creator Economy & Newsletters

  • For The Interested by Josh Spector - Actionable resources to help creators produce, promote and earn from their creators. Super informative.
  • Cybernaut by Fadeke Adegbuyi - A deep dive into Internet culture and what it means to us.
  • Li's Newsletter - When the OG of the Passion Economy writes, you have to stop and read.
  • Not A Newsletter by Dan Oshinsky - Everything you need to know about the latest in the newsletter sphere.


  • Wonder Tools by Jeremy Kaplan - Learn about new tools every week. I always discover gems here.
  • Creativerly by Philipp Temmel - All about creativity & productivity-boosting tools.
  • by Dru Riley - Concise, 5-minute reports that expose you to emerging trends, while giving you enough fodder to dig in more at your own time
  • In Bed With Social by Marie Dolle - Deep, well-researched, yet light-hearted dives into trends.
  • Trends by The Hustle - Fun nuggets of information about obvious & non-obvious trends


  • Indie Hackers - An odyssey into the world of startups, bootstrappers and indie hackers


  • Zero To Marketing by Andrea Bosoni - Case studies on how founders should start thinking about marketing
  • Marketing Examples by Harry Dry - Crisp & clear examples of marketing messages.


Business & Strategy



  • Sidekick - A curated party in a box. All things weird, useful, fun and wonderful
  • Remotely Interesting by Marissa Goldberg - The best companion anyone working and leading remotely should have in their inbox.

Hope that has been a useful glimpse into my reading diet. To learn how I curate, read this post. To read my curations, subscribe to BrainPint.


Janel Loi

Marketer & Maker who loves following my curiosity. I love learning and building things and write a weekly newsletter, BrainPint!