Mastering the best of what other people have figured out.
Farnam Street is about the pursuit of worldly wisdom by trying to master the best of what other people have already figured out.
A sampling of what other people say about Farnam Street…
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Who writes this blog?
Farnam Street is written by Shane Parrish. You can find me on twitter and facebook. I don’t really have an editorial style but content tends to focus on the causes of human misjudgement, culture, philosophy, and various other subjects to feed a curious mind.
If you have questions, comments, a link suggestion, or sponsorship inquiries you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I get too much email to promise a reply, but I will read it (promise!).
If you’d like to send me something (book, magazine, a new macbook air, cash), direct it to my PO Box:
PO BOX 14037
Why no ads?
The site runs without ads—mainly because I find them annoying and aesthetically ugly. They take away from your experience and divert focus off the content. A few sites implement sponsors well, and if I can find the time and the right sponsor, I might move in that direction. (Update: I’m in the process of testing out month-long sponsorships of Farnam Street.)
I owe a huge debt to Maria at Brainpickings, who has, through her excellent site, shown me so much.
The site design was inspired by one of my favorite sites: kottke.org
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