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In my constant quest to stay smart I’d like to wrap up 2015 by thanking:
Gary Vaynerchuk for ‘walking the talk’ and hustling like no one. #genius.
Michael Moe of GSV Capital for publishing #AtoApple which I read religiously each Sunday evening to understand market analyses and perspectives on innovation.
Wayne Breibarth for his free LinkedIn tips and constant value.
Twitter (Lists) for the ability to save me TIME in organizing my information so succinctly. Here are the 111 VCs I follow daily.
ChicagoInno for keeping an ‘ear to the ground’ on the Chicago innovation scene.
Built in Chicago for a thoughtful, organically grown community covering this great city of Chicago.
Technori for impactful monthly pitch nights here in Chicago and for recognizing that people still want to get together in person.
theSkimm for bite-size but intelligent supplements to my daily news reading.
The Muse for its ‘Companies Hiring Like Crazy’ emails and Sunday Inspirations. Even though I am not looking for a new job it is critical to see who is hiring, where they’re hiring and why they’re hiring.
Business Insider for ’10 things in tech you need to know today’.
Mattermark Daily for its compiled Sunday Weekend Edition.
Medium for daily digests and to see what is trending.
Re/code Decode Podcasts by Kara Swisher for fantastic in-depth interviews with tech leaders. I listen while bike riding or walking and always learn something meaningful.
The Information to fill in gaps.
Blue Sky Chicago for attempting to cover innovation in Chicago (part of the Chicago Tribune).
Kellogg Insights for research coming out of Northwestern’s Kellogg School.
McKinsey Insights for the occasional alert/report on technology and the internet.
The Broadsheet from Fortune mag for boiling down c-suite female news.
Simply Measured which provides valuable insights on Instagram trends with meaningful industry reports.
Skillcrush newsletters and the brilliant Adda Birnir for reminding me of the importance of coding.
It’s been a great year of growth and staying smart. Here’s to a 2016 of keeping up!