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Even as the Hearst Corporation puts the Seattle PI up on the auction block, I still have a love of paper. I have a fascination with books and I love the gloss pages, typography and photography of magazines. I’ve subscribed to WIRED Magazine since part way through the first year (hard to believe that I’ve been reading it for 17 years). Business 2.0 shut down in October 2007, and my subscription was replace with a subscription to Fortune. Great magazines, but I think it’s time to add to my list of monthly reading.

While WIRED seems to have stepped up the game again, I’ve enjoyed the past 3 issues cover to cover. When I asked on Twitter for recommendations, responses were limited to a group of 4 magazines. (I wonder if we really have become a monoculture of homogenous business thinkers).

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The responses:

I’ve never seen or read Monocle. It’s expensive. It covers business, culture and design. Something new. And it comes highly recommended. I’ve purchased and read HBR, Fast Company and The Economist in the past. They are all great reads, but I need something that is less business fluff and less business textbook. Looks like I’ll have to find Monocle on the newsstand in Toronto.

The only magazine not listed was Business Week. Could be there were no champions. Also could be it was listed in my initial tweet. But with friends like David Armano being published, it definitely deserves some of my attention.

What magazines are you reading related to design? technology? business? innovation? behaviour? science?

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  1. David, I'm not as big a magazine reader as I used to be but I like Spacing and the New York Times (Sunday) magazine. In fact, a subscription to the Sunday Times is a great investment.

  2. David,

    I'm not as big a magazine reader as I used to be but I like Spacing and the New York Times (Sunday) magazine. In fact, a subscription to the Sunday Times is a great investment.

  3. Hey David, I am setting up my magazine subscriptions for the year too. Here's a cool one to look at: I first got it on a Dutch airline, but now it's one of my favourite reads. Have you read strategy+business? The website isn't so good, but I find I read the print copy from from front to back. <a href="https://www.strategy-business.com/&quot; target="_blank"><a href="https://www.strategy-business.com/</a>&quot; target="_blank">https://www.strategy-business.com/</a></a&gt;

  4. Hey David, I am setting up my magazine subscriptions for the year too. Here's a cool one to look at: I first got it on a Dutch airline, but now it's one of my favourite reads. Have you read strategy+business? The website isn't so good, but I find I read the print copy from from front to back.

    https://www.strategy-business.com/

  5. On Mags… don't miss Scientific American, I think it pushes the possibilities for entrepreneurs. There new split off publication called Mind is a amazing read. It focus on some of the new thinking on neuroscience, psychology, brain physiology and cognition. There have been so many advances in understanding of the brain an measurement in the last 10 years that I expect all design ideas and concepts for marketing to change because of it.

  6. On Mags… don't miss Scientific American, I think it pushes the possibilities for entrepreneurs. There new split off publication called Mind is a amazing read. It focus on some of the new thinking on neuroscience, psychology, brain physiology and cognition. There have been so many advances in understanding of the brain an measurement in the last 10 years that I expect all design ideas and concepts for marketing to change because of it.

  7. I always keep the latest copy of Dwell and ID Magazine in my messenger bag … keeps the tech geeks in us remembering the other sides of design.

  8. Agree with the picks here. Would add Technology Review – <a href="http://technologyreview.com/&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://technologyreview.com/</a>&quot; target="_blank">http://technologyreview.com/</a></a&gt; Still looking for the optimal mix of technology and business that is fluff or hyperbole. Recommend Stanford's Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders for a great podcast series. <a href="http://ecorner.stanford.edu/podcasts.html&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://ecorner.stanford.edu/podcasts.html</a>&quot; target="_blank">http://ecorner.stanford.edu/podcasts.html</a></a&gt;

  9. I always keep the latest copy of Dwell and ID Magazine in my messenger bag … keeps the tech geeks in us remembering the other sides of design.

  10. I only subscribe to Financial Times and Economist. Enough in there to provide context &amp; analysis of the world news. Both have excellent premium online services. Everything else is just news reporting and available everywhere.

  11. I only subscribe to Financial Times and Economist. Enough in there to provide context & analysis of the world news. Both have excellent premium online services. Everything else is just news reporting and available everywhere.

  12. Add a 2nd vote for Technology Review. If it had anything at all on culture, it would be like going to the TED conference every month. One of the few magazines I read cover to cover and am rarely disappointed.

  13. Add a 2nd vote for Technology Review. If it had anything at all on culture, it would be like going to the TED conference every month. One of the few magazines I read cover to cover and am rarely disappointed.

  14. I need something that is less business fluff and less business textbook.
    Looks like I’ll have to find Monocle on the newsstand in Toronto.

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