The start of the new year is a great time to reassess what’s working and what’s not. I’m reviewing all my monthly subscriptions that I pay for, for the purpose of helping to improve my business and product skill set.
I’m cutting the ones that are not consistently delivering value and am looking for new ones to add.
Here’s what I have on my keep list. Have something else to add that’s worth paying for? Let me know!
- Harvard Business Review – this is the last physical magazine that I subscribe to. I have been a subscriber off and on for several years and have come to the conclusion that there is no better resource for keeping up and learning new business skills. The articles are diverse and cover different domains and can help you become a better manager, leader, marketer, and product manager.
- WSJ – a great way to keep up with what is happening in the world of business and the macro economic trends. I think the Economist is also a good resource but I have stuck with the WSJ for many years. They have recently improved their mobile apps making it very easy to keep up with the world of business with a quick scan of the app.
- Texture – an almost too good to be true monthly magazine service that gives you access to Business Week, Wired, Fast Company, Fortune and many more magazines. You might not read all the articles but the service will highlight the best articles of the week/month making it easy to find helpful reads.
- Stratechery – a daily email on technology with a specific focus on strategy and business. The analysis of the industry is fantastic and the writing style is sharp and to the point – check out the 2015 year in review post for an example of what to expect.
What’s on your list?