Useful Resources

If you want to grow your pool of news & resources beyond your social media feed and traditional Western media outlets, here are some useful links, in English, that can help you do that as well as cultivate stronger outsights.

Disclaimer: I am not paid or sponsored to recommend any of these resources. I genuinely think these are interesting & mind-opening resources.
And if you know of any other that I should include on this list, please let me know.

Websites and Newsletters:

  • Rest of World - an international nonprofit journalism organization that documents "what happens when technology, culture and the human experience collide, in places that are typically overlooked and underestimated."

  • Quartz - a global business news and insights website, usually covering very interesting and non-obvious global news - they also have a cool daily newsletter you can sign up to stay up-to-date with current events.

  • China Skinny - an insightful newsletter with news from China, covering anything from marketing and consumers to tech & innovation.

  • Radii China - an independent platform of creative people dedicated to sharing vibrant stories from the rarely explored sides of China, especially stories from the center of China’s youth culture.

  • Sixth Tone - unique content on contemporary China, through personal perspectives and stories. 

  • The Unfoldment - interesting and unique human stories, and by the creators' own definition, The Unfoldment is "an exploration of the human experience through stories, interviews, art, prose and photography".

Books:

  • The Geography of Thought, Richard E. Nisbett

  • The Culture Map, Erin Meyer

  • Brain Surfing the top marketing minds in the world, Heather LeFevre

  • Strategy is your words, Mark Pollard

  • Braving the Wilderness, Brené Brown

  • The Courage to be Disliked, Fumitake Koga & Ichiro Kishimi

Podcasts:

  • Invisibilia, NPR

  • Hidden Brain, NPR

  • Rough Translation, NPR

  • Sweathead, Mark Pollard

  • The Guilty Feminist, with Deborah Frances-White

  • GrownUpLand, BBC Radio

  • Dare to Lead, Brené Brown