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5 newsletters we follow (that you should too).

Newsletter are the lifeblood for many executives - it's why we decided to make the 15 Minute Executive email based.  In fact, 60% of CEOs say [per Quartz] they turn to email newsletters first in the morning and that they are a primary source of information that helps them do their job better.

Here are 5 of the best that we can't live without.  Leave yours "must-subscribes" in the comments:

_  MOBILE : Benedict Evans : the perfect round-up of mobile news - Analyst, Commentator and consummate professional - Evans is one of the industry's smartest people.

_  UX/UE : Newfangled : Smart advice curated by folks who are obsessed with everything design and user-focused.  The passion just pours off the page. 

_  GENERAL : TodayInTabs : Rusty Foster's browser history must be an interesting place to be based on the variety of content put out in the newsletter - something for everyone and at least three people you know - get ready to be the smart one of the group.

_  MEDIA : Monday Note : Written by two genius vets of the industry (Frédéric Filloux and Jean-Louis Gassée), this newsletter is a must looking for in-depth analysis, thought and future-gazing on the economics of new models, content deals and trends of the ever-changing media industry.

_  TECHNOLOGY : MediaREDEF : Despite the name, this newsletter (curated by Jason Hirschhorn - ex-Myspace Co-President) covers much more than media - it's a one-stop-shop for everything that is big and going or or of interest on the internet right now (there's also a dedicated fashion newsletter too).


HONOURABLE MENTIONS:  Brain Pickings (Curios, Internet),  Daily Brief (Quartz), Farnam Street, 99U (Psychology), The Measurement Advisor (Social, Digital), Charged (Technology), Netted (Internet) and Centre for Data Innovation (Data).


C_NCENTRATE +5 / [6/7]

This is a new feature we're starting because some of you just can't get enough of our links on C_NCENTRATE every Sunday.  Please share them if you find them useful.

1_ Worried about the Facebook experiment we know about?  They've done hundreds more...

2_ Google is messing up the "right to be forgotten".

3_ What Is The Ultimate Marketing Machine?

4_ This is a wearable we could actually see working.

5_ Watch this to learn how Millennials really connect.


The top 10 most clicked links from the C_NCENTRATE newsletter (sign up) between January 1 and June 1 are listed below - always interesting to see what subscribers click on.  

  1. The busy person's guide to the Done List.  
  2. The Beginner's Guide to Growth Hacking
  3. Big Data is changing the future of insight, here's how.
  4. The Social Media industry is broken - and it's all our fault.
  5. Life is a game.  This is your strategy guide.
  6. Digital Life is 2025.
  7. How people really hold and touch their devices.
  8. How to end your day.
  9. The many faces of Influence.
  10. Social Login Trends Report for Q1.

The list suggests a clear focus on productivity - perhaps unsurprisingly since it was the first half of the year when people evaluate and strive to alter behaviours and ways of working for the coming year.  Look out for further round ups and research from the C_NCENTRATE community soon.