Hi, I’m David Perell

Welcome to my online home. I write, host a podcast, and run a writing school called Write of Passage.

Each week, I write two popular emails. Monday Musings is a collection of the coolest things I learn every week. Meanwhile, Friday Finds is a links-only newsletter where I only share the kinds of ideas you won’t find anywhere else. 

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    This website is a collection of all my favorite things. My essays cross between topics like travel, culture, media, marketing, and technology. Nevertheless, the majority of my essays orbit around our relationship with information, especially how we make sense of the world by consuming ideas. 

    My most popular short articles include The Price of Discipline, The Never-Ending Now, and One Big IdeaAnd if you want to read some long-form essays, I recommend What the Hell is Going On, News in the Age of Abundance, and Peter Thiel’s ReligionOr, if you want a short introduction to my thinking, you’ll like 50 Ideas that Changed My Life.

    If you want to see all my writing on a single page, you’ll find all my essays here.

    I’m on a mission to teach thousands of people to write online, share their ideas, and build an online audience. In order to do that, I teach an online course called Write of Passage. In five weeks of intense instruction, I give hundreds of students the tools to publish their ideas, build an online audience, and accelerate their career. The essence of the course is described in my essay, The Ultimate Guide to Writing OnlineStudents also leave with a network of friends who share their curiosity for learning.

    The next Write of Passage cohort begins in February 2021. If you want to join, let me know by entering your email here.

    Beyond the world of writing, I host two podcasts. One where I do the talking, and one where I do the interviewing. The Write of Passage Podcast is a collection of deep-dives into the writing process. Meanwhile, the North Star Podcast is a collection of almost 100 interviews with all kinds of high-performers including Seth Godin, Ryan Holiday, Erika Nardini, Tyler Cowen, and Jason Fried

    You can also find me on Twitter and if you want to email me, send a note to hello@perell.com.


    David Perell

    Write Online. Build Your Audience.

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      My travels

      Photos from my travels in Morocco, China, Israel, Chile, Holland, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Spain, and across the United States.

      popular links

      To help you find something that interests you, I’ve made a list of my favorite creations below.

      popular PODCASTS

      Keith Rabois (Investor and Entrepreneur)

      Tyler Cowen (Writer and Economist)

      Erika Nardini (CEO of Barstool)

      popular short blog posts

      The Price of Discipline

      One Big Idea

      The Never-Ending Now

      popular Long Blog Posts

      What the Hell is Going On?

      Peter Thiel’s Religion

      News in the Age of Abundance

      From an interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson

      From an interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson