You are what you read
Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal has been a vital source of information since its conception in 1889. It is one of the largest newspapers in the US along with Asian and European editions. The paper has received recognition for its award-winning news coverage and has won 37 Pulitzer Prizes. It is no surprise so many successful people read the paper including Warren Buffet, Jeffrey Immelt, Bill Gates, Howard Schultz, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
New York Times
The New York Times is based in New York with a worldwide following and influence, ranked 17th in the world by circulation. The paper was founded in 1851 and has won 127 Pulitzer Prizes to date. The paper’s motto is “All the News That’s Fit to Print” and with so many successful and rich people wanting to stay up to date readers include Warren Buffet, Donald Trump, Jeffrey Immelt, Bill Gates, Jonah Peretti, Howard Schultz and Barack Obama.
After consuming vast information, the majority of successful and rich people check emails. This allows them to gauge the tone for the day, respond and interact with anything urgent and also communicate tasks for the day. Examples of those that read emails first thing are Kara Goldin, Richard Branson and Bob Iger.
Social Media also plays a vital role in providing the latest information allowing successful people to be up to date with trending subjects. Those who check Social Media in the morning include Mark Zuckerberg (no surprise) Gary Vaynerchuck, Kat Cole and Jonah Peretti.
It’s clear that the common factor with all these people is the need to obtain as much information as possible, each one selecting the best form via newspaper, social media or email – sometimes all 3.