I inhale content. I get through more content in a day then most people do in a month.
But I’m meticulous about who I allow to be my content filter. I’m constantly refining my sources, and I do not hesitate to drop sources quickly.
I use Feedly to do a basic scan of headlines throughout the day. I scan from roughly 100 sources in Feedly daily. I then carefully follow a key 25-50 other people in various fields across social platforms. I also listen to roughly 40-50 podcasts a week at 1.6-1.9x speed on Overcast. I often fast forward the first 3-5 minutes of a podcast, and I have become very good at finding the meat of a podcast conversation. I generally ignore podcast guests on book tours who appear on multiple podcasts I follow at roughly the same time.
Maybe this sounds like a lot to you. But for me, I find it liberating. I have locked in my network of geniuses and I get to avoid and ignore everything else. So when a genius VC I follow like Howard Lindzon suggests watching a video, I will take the time to do so.
Howard recently suggested watching this video of Balaji SrinIvasan speaking on the future of technology and society.
The wickedly smart and funny Howard Lindzon