I started a “newsletter” of sorts last year on this blog, every week I round up the top news and readings about, or related to, the digital scene in MENA into a post and publish it. It’s non-biased, non-promotional, and straight to the point.
Why weekly and not daily? The rate of “new” things to cover in MENA is doesn’t justify a daily newsletter yet, however you can get your dose 3-6 headlines a daily on the telegram channel that sparked it.
I am however inspired by many newsletters that I have and continue to read daily, weekly or monthly:
Probably the best written newsletter ever. I rave to people about the precise, funny and informative daily newsletter and have read almost every single one for the past… almost 3 years now. (broke my streak only when I changed emails from work to personal)
Don’t believe me, check out their latest Sunday “long” feature about “Why gym memberships probably aren’t worth the money“.
Big Revolution by Martin Bryant
It’s so easy to slip on big news when your travel across time zones, get stuck in meetings all day and simply getting things done. This daily news letter is a good check on hot news that matter (globally). Martin’s “food for thought” pieces have been the inspiration behind the snippets (or mini blogs) I have been writing up in the weekly roundups
Give a try, and maybe support if you enjoy it as well
Sharing Dealflow by Eamonn Carey
I don’t invest in startups myself, but I love the variety, careful selection and honesty of the newsletter. A good measure of who’s raising funding in the early stage scene (US, UK and EU). If these are markets you’re looking to invest in, definitely worth subscribing to.
Boston Consulting Group
Yes, that same BCG. From Management to Technology, the research, insights and case studies have kept me engaged for a while now. I don’t read every single piece, they are quite long reads, but my Pocket account is stacked with saved ones for a rainy day. The research pieces are also quite unique.
There are a few subscription options, these are the ones I’m subscribed to:
You can select the industries and business topics you’re interested in to narrow down the content to your liking
You do have a to create a small no-fuss account to subscribe, but… Give it a try
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