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Join the Farnam Street Learning Community
The rule for decision making in life and business goes like this: The person with the fewest blind spots wins. It's like being at a poker table where you can see everyone else's cards.
But how do you get there? How do you reduce those blind spots? How do you learn faster and make better decisions than everyone else?
One way is by reading, and Farnam Street is devoted to helping you through the process of self-education. But there's another important, sometimes unappreciated component: shortening the path to wisdom by connecting to other like-minded people.
You must learn from those who have already completed the mazes you're interested in running. If you don't, you're wasting a lot of time and effort.
We've tried to make that journey a little easier for you with the Farnam Street Learning Community.
Private Learning Community
Upon joining, you’ll be given access to a community of smart, driven people on a dedicated Slack forum, with channels open for discussing mental models, reading suggestions, Farnam Street posts, networking opportunities, and other topics of interest.
It’s a community of like-minded people just like you. This is your opportunity to share links, discuss topics, and bounce ideas off of some of the smartest people on the planet.
“Shane’s community is my first stop each morning and my last one each night. I gain knowledge in every area, but most importantly I gain wisdom. I have been a member for years and know it can benefit everyone.”
—Michael Lombardi, Former GM of the Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots coach
“We’re lucky to live in a world with so much good content and information. But there’s so much available that everyone needs a trusted filter, curator, and arbiter to distill and contextualize the most relevant pieces of learning into something they can trust. That’s what Shane and the Learning Community do for me. The exclusive interviews, the in-depth reports, and Shane’s remarkable ability to tie together pieces of information from different fields are important for anyone interested in critical thinking. Few people have challenged me think as broadly as Shane, and the Learning Community takes that intellectual journey to a whole new level.”
—Morgan Housel, Partner at the Collaborative Fund
Members include CEOs, best-selling authors, and even coaches and general managers from professional sports teams like the MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA; there are also engineers, money managers, teachers, lawyers, and entrepreneurs. The common denominator is a love of learning and self-improvement.
But that’s not everything.
In addition to joining the FS Community on Slack, you’ll get access to a set of resources we have set aside only for members.
Members of the Learning Community have access to exclusive content that’s not available freely on the blog. This private trove contains ideas designed to help you make better decisions and take advantage of opportunities where others can’t.
There are several components:
Weekly Email — An exclusive weekly email message packed with insights into how to make better decisions, learn, and gain an advantage over the long term. If you’re into magic bullets, this won’t help you. But if you want to build up knowledge and insights over the long term, you’ll love this members-only weekly message.
The Farnam Street Knowledge Library — A curated (and constantly growing) library of notes, book summaries, thought papers, and exclusive posts accessible only to members. Our goal is to make this library unique, valuable, and ever-expanding. We are regularly adding content to the library and you’ll have access to everything, past and future.
Transcripts of our Knowledge Project interviews — We’ve had a lot of great guests and have many more planned; that means a lot of wonderful knowledge sits in our archives. Our members find that having that knowledge in print form is extremely valuable for re-visiting and note-taking.
Discounted access to Farnam Street’s course on better reading: The Art of Reading. We’ll also be discounting access to some of our future planned courses.
Oh, and there’s one more thing…
The Best Book Club in the World
All Community Members are invited to our Virtual Reading Group — guided read-alongs of books we’ve selected, including an opportunity to discuss the book with all other members (and us) in a separate dedicated Slack forum.
“My family spent a week in Belize last week and I had a richer experience thanks to being a part of your book club.”
When possible, we’ll interview the author and include other awesome content (like a curated set of notes from the group at the end of each book) to enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the text.
“The Farnam Street learning community is worth every penny and I plan to be a member forever.”
Come Join Us
Our goal is to have a constantly growing, constantly improving experience for all members of the Learning Community. By doing so, we’re creating a group that truly makes better decisions and thinks more creatively.
A member of the Learning Community put it best by saying, “I like Farnam Street because it is full of smart people who are willing to accept the challenge of getting smarter.”
You can also gift a membership.