The Farnam Street Learning Community

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What if you could learn faster and make decisions better than everyone else?

You’d spend less time correcting mistakes and more time living life.

Join the Farnam Street learning community for access to exclusive content and a virtual learning community.

Exclusive Content

For the first time ever, members will have access to exclusive content, thought papers, and memos that I put together. While irregular, these contain ideas that have helped CEOs, Championship NFL coaches, hedge fund managers, and others make better decisions and take advantage of opportunities where others can’t.

Private Learning Community

Membership is more than exclusive content.

It’s a community of like-minded people just like you. This is your opportunity to share links, discuss topics and bounce ideas off some of the smartest people on the planet. Members include CEOs, best selling authors, and even the odd professional sports teams coaches and GMs.

Virtual Reading Group

Four times a year we read a book together with an enriched reading experience. These groups are opt in, so there is no pressure, and allow for an interactive reading experience. We post questions weekly as we’re reading the book, marginalia, and thoughtful excerpts from the book. In the past, we’ve interviewed authors asking questions from the learning community.

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“The Farnam Street membership is worth every penny and I plan to be a member forever.”
— Hemik Shah

I give away over 90% of Farnam Street content for free. And our free stuff is better than other people’s paid content. By signing up for a membership you’re helping me earn a living, funding exclusive content and research, and enabling me to hire some people to help out.

Join for $249/Year

Students, teachers, and non-profits:

Contact me directly for organization pricing.


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