I’ve got way too many blogs in the old feedreader. I went through the other day and kinda cleaned house (thank you NetNewsWire for the “dinosaurs” feature that makes this tedious task simple and fast) and while I was at it, I was reminded once again of a few content producers (note that I’m not pigeonholing these as blogs specifically) that I’d been meaning to mention here.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned these guys here before, but they merit mentioning over and over. Mark and Mike put together what can only be described as a phenonmenal podcast and associated blog. They regularly blow my mind with the high quality of content they consistently produce. This is required listening and reading for any current manager, manager-to-be or anyone with a passing interest in working better. And it’s free.
This isn’t a blog, or even blog-like, but LeadershipTraq produces excellent podcasts and videocasts of interviews and speeches with well known business personalities. I have no idea why they don’t pimp out this excellent and free resource more prominently, but it’s buried on their site. That page will give you links to subscribe via various podcast directories, or through iTunes. Alternatively you can just subscribe directly through this link. If you do nothing else with this link, I recommend you grab the Patrick Lencioni video and speech. They’re both worth your time.
Ben is a young-ish businessman who keeps a blog here. Okay, he’s fresh out of high school. Don’t let that stop you from adding him to your regular reading list. Ben pumps out high quality thinking to his blog on a regular basis. A lot of his writing is business oriented, but he occasionally gives a very interesting insider’s critique of youth culture in America. Fascinating reading from a really smart guy.
Scott H. Young
Here’s another young blogger you should be reading. Also fresh out of high school, Scott tends to cover the personal productivity side of the house. If you didn’t know better, you’d think you were reading a channeled Pavlina or something. I admit that when I first ran into Scott’s blog, I was cynical that he was blogging as a booster for his college applications. Heck, he might be but it doesn’t really matter. His content is quality and from what I read, any school would be lucky to have him.
All four of these resources are worth adding to your list of regular reads. There are a lot of blogs (ahem) that have something less than a 1:1 ratio of quality content to posts. These four come close, if not hitting the bullseye, in the signal to noise ratio. Good stuff and worth your time and or attention.