Gone were the days when you waited eagerly for the paperboy to deliver your trusted newspapers and magazines to your home to get your daily shot of news and updates. Media consumption have become very easy with the onset of internet and mobile phones. With that comes a plethora of options to choose from and what to consume. The article includes my streams of education and entertainment presented in the form of edutainment.
My youtube feed is over populated by finance and business related videos, because who doesn’t want to learn about them. The following are some of the channels I am a regular viewer of.
Marko – WhiteBoard Finance
As the name suggests, it’s a finance channel by Marko. The channel discusses in detail about various topics such as personal finance, real estate and stock market investing taking help of a simple whiteboard to explain the numbers. Definitely a solid place to start your personal finance journey.
Bigger Pockets is one of the largest and most detailed channel discussing real estate investing. The channel discusses every aspect of real estate investing from analyzing deals, how to find & finance properties, tips & advice, and so much more. The channel is definitely on the intermediate level but is still worth a look.
The Swedish Investor
Once again another channel which deals with finance and money, however one of the interesting ones out there due to their “Top 5 Takeaway” series which discusses key and relevant takeaways from famous books in the field of finance and investing. A must for anyone lazy to read them or for people who don’t have the time.
CA Rachana Phadke Ranade
Rachana Ranade is a Chartered Accountant hailing from Pune. Her videos on technical and fundamental analysis of companies on the stock market and her finance related educational videos are some of the best, especially for an Indian audience.
Also being a tech enthusiast, no tech updates are incomplete without one from Marques who over a decade has become one of the most sought out tech reviewer on the online space.
Mentions: GaryVee, Graham Stephan, Andrei Jikh, Simon Sinek, Business Casual, Wisecrack, Dr. Shashi Tharoor Official, Aswanth Damodar.
Though I am a relatively new entrant on the microblogging sphere, it too had its fair share of interesting accounts. Twitter have become a channel for self-expression rather than for keeping up with the Joneses. Some of the accounts I follow who are interesting and active on the platform are:
Naval Ravikant is an entrepreneur, angel investor and one of the finest modern thinkers whose views on mindfulness, startups, wealth etc has a profound implication.
As the name suggests, the account regularly posts interesting facts, figures, quotes etc in a minimalistic and graphical form.
If you are an investor in the Indian stock market, D. Muthukrishnan sir is a must follow. He is a Certified Financial Planner and practicing Personal Financial Advisor. His insights about the stock market and the behavioural and mind set aspects of investing are a class apart.
Get Rich. Get Fit. Get Smarter. Learn what the schools won’t teach you. That’s what the account bio says. Strong outlook on various aspects of life. Though not for everyone, if it strikes a chord one can relate at a deeper level.
Random thoughts, quotes and philosophies.
Mentions: God, Matthew Kobach, Steve Burns, The Stoic Emperor, TellYourSonThis etc.
The Tai Lopez Show
Business education straight from the world’s top entrepreneurs. Includes book reviews, discussions on business building, health, wealth and happiness. Some may find him and his content a bit over the top, but personally been hearing his podcasts for some time now.
The EntreLeadership Podcast
Hosted by Alex Judd, the EntreLeadership podcast features lively discussions and tips on leadership and business by top minds in business.
Something You Should Know
Fascinating information and advice to help one save time, money, career advancement, become wealthy etc in form of interviews with top experts in the respective fields.
TED Talks Business
The best of business related TED talks in one place.
Discussions on thoughts and views of Naval Ravikant in a podcast form.
Mentions: The GaryVee Audio Experience, The Dave Ramsey Show.
Though the list is a narrow and highly biased one towards business, investing and entrepreneurship, these are some of the content I consume on a daily basis. The contents might not be applicable or intresting to everyone, but I believe there is a lesson in there for everyone eager to learn and explore.
Despite the fact that I come from an engineering background, I am still finding it difficult to find good channels or accounts (outside LinkedIn) to follow on the said platforms related to civil engineering who post and update content regularly. If you do know any please let me know in the comments below.