I'm a writer. Infinite Play is my newsletter focused on Work, Happiness, Money, and general life Philosophy.
I'm also currently writing a book, slated for late 2024, about the crypto mania from 2020 - 2022.
I used to write about a lot of other topics on this site, but that feels like a different phase of life now. You can find those articles archived here. Though some of the best writing is in my old newsletter, which I sent every Monday from May 2016 to May 2022.
I've also published my notes from 250+ books, articles, and speeches in case you want to check those out.
And I've released a few courses here over the years.
Finally, I am easiest to reach on Twitter. Say hi there if you enjoy any of my work in the places above.
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"Its the tone of language and ease of reading…your mailer reads like a mini series of shower thoughts and sounds like listening to a chitchat over an afternoon coffee."
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"The most unique newsletter I subscribe to. Always an interesting mix of topics including business, science, life, and food. Nat has unbiased views and great commentary on articles and research topics."
"Honestly, the wide variety of topics in the Medley such as business, health, technology, world, etc almost always align with what I am interested in and if they don't, I look at it as something I might want to be interested in. Along with having greatly curated articles, you also do an amazing job at boiling the information down into an abstract that is concise enough to get the main gist across yet juicy enough to want to click the link and read the whole article."
"I live in the UK and started receiving your Monday Medley after reading your published work on Medium; I find it has the right balance of information and I always find something new that I find of interest. I like the breakdown of topics and the clear explanations to how your links you provide will benefit or inform us the reader."
"Nat's Monday Medley is fantastic -- it's one of only two email newsletters that I keep in my inbox. Well-researched, interesting, and covers everything from health, business, science, and the world."
"It’s my favourite newsletter by far. Nat has a wide variety of topics that are ALL interesting and his opinion/short description give great context to see if I want to read further. I’ve uncovered a lot of great stuff from him."
"I have been subscribed for a few weeks now. What I enjoy most is reading news that is outside the scope of most sources—in a personable voice."
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"It has been of help to me, for growth and self development. I get to learn what are do's and dont's of things. I am grateful Nat. Thank you for the knowledge."
"Nat's Monday Medley is a must. I am Spanish speaker (born and living in Madrid) learning English and sometimes, I do not understand everything he writes. But he is helping me a lot, to 1) open my mind, and 2) improve my English."
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"The medley is always interesting, well articulated and succinct. It triggers my thoughts and inspires me to do my own thinking and research."
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"I've subscribed (and unsubscribed) to dozens of news letters over the years, and the Monday Medley is one of my all time favorites. Great, short insight on a wide array of fascinating topics. Very glad to have found it."
"The Monday Medley is the most valuable e-mail I get each week since it presents interesting articles and findings from relevant fields in a concise and reader-friendly way.“
"Out of the hundreds of newsletters I have subscribed to (and cancelled), yours just sticks. It's the honesty with which you share that makes it both useful and compelling. You come off as calmly hopeful and authentic. Love that you moved into crypto as I feel myself being pulled there too, even from classical music."
"Not so easy to find info that shifts my understanding in curiosity, sympathy, and often, delight. I look to these newsletters with deepening respect."
"Nat's writing style is concise, thoughtful, and I'm generally learning new things every week."
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"Nat's Medley is the type of newsletter that gets a 100% open rate from me. I'm pretty sure I read every single one of them in the past year."
"My girlfriend and I read it in bed together every Monday night. Nothing gets us hornier!"
"Nat's Medley Newsletter is a diamond in the rough ugly email ocean. After every edition I'm blown away with all the cool stuff he's curated. Super happy to be a subscriber."
"I didn't know I could get this excited for Mondays. Nat not only summarizes interesting topics tremendously well, the content itself is so relevant I often can't help but dive deeper and click on 3-4 articles to learn more."
"Thank you SOOO much for all the hardwork that goes into The Monday Medley it keeps me up-to-date with online trends, gives me access to areas of life that I’m interested in but don’t have time to research and have random things to share in conversations. LOVE IT."
"I love the Monday Medley! I always learn something new, not just about what's the latest in digital marketing, but about cool things going on in other facets of life as well. Nat's Medley is a great resource that I always enjoy seeing in my inbox."
"Monday Medley sorts through a ton of online articles to get the good bits. With a mix of tech and social news and insightful commentary, it's like having lunch with a good friend."
"I'm consistently blown away by the breadth of the medley. Every issue I learn something new, often about a topic I didn't expect to find. I love that I can quickly skim it and get everything I need without having to click, but can dive deeper when I want to."
"Love the bite size pieces of unbiased news and information. It allows me to get a glimpse and then follow up with some things on my own."
"I’ve been reading Nat’s Monday medley for more than 2 years... And I never missed one. That’s how good they are."
"The Monday Medley every time provides me with an interesting food for thought, and more often than not it provides me with new perspectives. Nothing more I could ask for from a piece of content."
"Monday Medley is the one email I look forward to receiving every week. The articles and things Nat shares are super interesting and his commentary sums everything up really well. Highly recommend!"
"Always a very good read. Been reading for two plus years and consistently get at least one thought provoking or “call to action” item that starts the week off great. Thanks for all the work you put into it!"
"Nat's Monday Medley is my ideal curated filter to calm the chaos of the internet. His easily digestible insights teach me something new & valuable every week. If you're seeking knowledge, wisdom, or an edge in life - start here."
"The best way to re-energize Mondays. Nat is the next most interesting person you want to meet. And one of the most prolific readers I've ever seen. Through the Medley I get a cool mix of mind-challenging and fun articles about tech, health, and culture."
"I love your weekly update on the various sectors and interesting insights, they often provide me with new perspective on things and give me something new to think and read about every week."
"The only email I'm eager to open every week."
"Your Monday Medley is informative and fun to read. While I enjoy the updates regarding content marketing as well as your new coffee/tea shop business, the wide range of what's going on in different aspects of the world is also very interesting. I look forward to the Medley every week."
"Love the medley. Give me a unique perspective on the world from a bunch of different angles. I get lots of newsletters, but the medley is one that I actually read everytime. Thanks for your effort putting it together!"
"In a world where most Monday emails are simply white noise, the Monday Medley is a breath of fresh air. The unique compilation of truly interesting pieces from around the web always expands my horizon and kicks my week off with new insight."
"Been enjoying this from Glasgow, Scotland, over the last few weeks! Nothing is filler, even the things that seem mundane or irrelevant me have a way of being presented with such thoughtful insight I never skip past anything. It’s the sort of newsletter I’d like to write myself! Well done Nat!"
"The medley is the ONLY email newsletter I read each week. I always know that Nat is going to share insightful information about topics I care about. If you aren't subscribed you are missing out on some serious gold every week!"
"As a new reader of the Monday Medley, I quickly realized the value Nat delivers with a perfect combination of original ideas and worldly wisdom distributed through a wide variety of topics. If you're looking to expand your knowledge and upgrade your thinking, look no further, you've come to the right place."
"I Love Nat's newsletter. It's a great curation of topics I find interesting from a variety of categories that is well written and straight to the point."
"I love the Medley and [Nat's] content in general. My favorite parts are: The "counter-intuitive" content that makes me think outside the box (example: landfills being, arguably, more eco-friendly/sustainable than recycling) and all things fitness/health that Nat shares. I feel like he has a fun, fair, and balanced approach to learning these things and sharing."
"Brief, concise, educational. One of the few newsletters I look forward to opening each week."
"In a world where each of us is over-saturated with information, good curation is invaluable. Nat's Monday Medley is the single best newsletter that aggregates really interesting internet content across many topics— food, health, tech, business, and much more. It's one of the few newsletters I read diligently each week."
"Nat's Medley is one of the 3 newsletters that I'm signed up to - because it actually delivers interesting and useful information, instead of just producing content for content's sake. His views sometimes radical and he represents them with full integrity. And he clearly researches a TON for the Medley. I always save them for a time when I actually have the mental capacity to go through them and process the snippets. Love it."
"Monday Medley is such a cool read: I love the variety of subjects covered. With interesting and valid view points. Uplifting and very educational. It’s my read treat for the week!"
"Lately I've been saying that curation is the new creation. There is now noise than ever online Nat does a great job narrowing down what is important to real into an easy to enjoy digest. Must read for anyone interested in technology, personal development, and wellness."
"Usually super OCD about my email inbox but Nat’s Monday Medley is one of the few newsletters just too good to unsubscribe from!"
"The Monday Medley is one of the few newsletters I read every time and haven't unsubscribed from. Nat's newsletter provides both actionable tips and food for thought on living a fulfilling life in lots of areas, such as health and entrepreneurship. For me the newsletter has especially been helpful in terms of my journey towards developing a fulfilling work life and the role of an education. And so has Nat's blog and podcast episodes."
"Each issue of the Monday Medley is a carefully curated assortment of insightful stories pertaining to emergent trends at the intersection of business, technology and society (along with a quirky practical tip or two). It has a very high signal-to-noise ratio and I never miss an issue — even if that means combing back through my email inbox to find an occasional one that didn't get opened."
"I would say that your mind somehow resonates with me, I do enjoy researching and learning similar topics as you discuss in the Medley, mostly business and health wise. All in all, staying curious is a big advantage nowadays."
"Reading Monday Medley is like eating pistachio macaroons while admiring a distant rainbow from the vantage point of a majestic mountaintop. As someone who doesn’t follow (or really care about) most traditional news, I really appreciate hearing Nat’s thoughtful takes on everything from the latest critiques of Beyond Meat to intriguing applications of the Lindy Effect."
"Nat's Monday Medley is the only weekly newsletter that I’ve managed to stay subscribed to. It’s consistently insightful and full of interesting articles with great short commentary. I always get a dozen or so articles to add to pocket."
"I love the Medley! Brief, informative, fun, and interesting to name a few descriptors. I nearly always find a few good things to think about and/or talk about. Some of my favorite informational graphics to reshare and save have been discovered due to the Medley!"
"Nat's Medley is like having a smart, curious friend who summarize interesting things they've learned all week and then text it to you every Monday - It's always direct, digestible and informative! I've definitely looked forward to Mondays more since I became a subscriber."
"It's rare nowadays to get an email you actually WANT to open. Nat Eliason's Medley is one of those emails for me. He's one of the few people I enjoy seeing content from. And that's a rare status, but one he's earned."
"The Monday Medley is one of the few newsletters I have subscribed to on my personal email account. It has given me countless new recommendations for articles to read and your insights mixed in the bunch is really interesting to read."
"Nat’s Monday Medley just the ticket to start the week. Thoughtful, provocative and helpful. Very helpful. Can’t beat it!"
"I so enjoy the lead- in thread, always attention grabbers!! Nat lines up the medleys & gives you options to click on the links if your interested in hearing more, because let’s face it, time and options rule the world. 🌎"
"The Monday Medley is one of the few newsletters I'm subscribed to. I love getting a brief overview of articles that shed a light on different topics and sectors and it has been a constant source of inspiration."
"Like everyone else I am SUPER f*&king busy and my inbox is precious real estate. Nat's Monday Medley is well worth the limited space in my inbox. Even if I don't read it until the afternoon/evening, I never archive it (because who deletes in this age of free storage) without reading or at the very least skimming through it. Keep 'em coming."
"I love that it is a quick read but every idea and word is thought provoking and makes me think about the bigger picture of life. It doesn't feel like generic text but more like well thought out insight into how you think and things you wrestle with in your mind."
"I love the Medley! It's one of the only email newsletters I open and actually read all the way through every single week."
"The world is full of newsletters. Nat’s stands out for the amount of work, time, effort and thought that goes into it, as well as the deep thinking it inspires in the reader. Whether you find yourself agreeing with the week’s medley or not, you find yourself thinking deeper about the subject matter than you did before."
"One of the few emails that I genuinely look forward to reading, and finding out what Nat has unearthed each week!"
"The Medley is an impartial and well-curated collection of timely insights that make me a more well rounded person upon reading."
"The Monday Medley always has a mix of different ideas and viewpoints each week. This newsletter expands my horizons on interesting topics in the world, and I highly recommend it!"
"I took a job out of high school at IBM before going to university – in 1989. I had email and instant messaging on a mainframe called WARVM5 (Warwick in England, Virtual Machine 5). After my undergrad I got a job at Goldman Sachs, and was one of the first people to get email, in 1994. It is incredible to think that before that, all internal communication was by paper memo, and voicemail. (For example, if you made an error that resulted in a profit or loss, you had to leave a voicemail for the partners taking responsibility and outlining steps to address the issue). Within a few years, we were deluged by email, and it absorbed a huge percentage of our time. People generally either filed nothing, or everything. (I adopted David Allen’s Getting Things Done in Microsoft Outlook). Search tools back then were appalling, so filing nothing was hardly an option – until x1 search came along, which changed everything for me. Wind forward to 2021, I have left my finance career and am training as a coach & legal mediator, so I don’t have to suffer an employing organisation’s email disfunction. Much of what I read I pull from various sources – Twitter, Pocket, websites, etc. I get a very limited amount of news and information pushed to me, (partly because I still aim for inbox-zero). Your email is one of those push sources. It is perfectly judged for frequency, length, and strike rate of interesting content – as a result I read it from start to finish each week. There is much to provoke my thought process and to explore."
"The medley is a newsletter that makes you think. Each Monday, I can always rely on the medley to bring interesting, thought-provoking content to my inbox. Better yet, Nat takes the time to research and explain why the newsletter topics are important, and how they can help improve your life."
"I'm enjoying it. Sometimes the whole newsletter might be too much to read so I'll just pick a sentence/link that looks interesting and take a look at that."
"I follow a lot of newsletters. I used to be huge into RSS feeds but realized it got overwhelming to tracking tons of blogs like that. I found newsletters to be a way that saves me a ton of time by curating the fire hose that is online content! Nat's Monday Medley is one of my favorites. It's a good blend of different, interesting topics. His design is also better and easier to read than most (not giant blocks of text, more scannable). I'd highly recommend it!"
"I subscribe to a lot of newsletters, Nat's is the only one I read EVERY week. There's always something that will zig zag my thinking in a new direction; a fresh article, a thoughtful study, a nugget to share with friends. I find myself forwarding the Monday Medley to a (different) friend each week, as the breadth of great topics is so wide."
"For more than a year now, Monday Medley is the only weekly newsletter remaining in my inbox."
"I've been reading Nat's Monday Medley for the full 3 years it's been around and never felt tempted to unsubscribe. Nat's clear thinking and broad interests make for a fascinating selection of items each week, and his excellent writing is just the cherry on top. Plus, it makes me sound smarter at lunch. Win-win-win!"
"Huge fan of how transparent you've been with your life. I really loved the year-end review."
"For a time longer than I care to remember accurately, I've enjoyed Nat Eliason's Monday Medley. I've been receiving useful tips, articles, thoughts, ideas, and announcements from Nat Eliason since the first one he sent, a compilation of what were previously individual alerts. I would recommend this medley to friend and stranger alike, it's an appreciable way to pull yourself out of the abyss of online, social-media-borne echo chambers. Introduce yourself to a new perspective: join the list."
"Every time I see your mail in my inbox, I feel a sense of happiness. Because of your motivational speaking and of the diversity of your topics, I know I will try to learn something new every week."
Fernando Silva Kroes
"Nat's Medley is a wellspring of new ideas for what's happening in the world and how to interpret life as we know it."
"Monday Medley is a thought provoking, well researched, mind opener and concept discovering newsletter."
"I read Nat’s Medley every time I get back from elementary school, and you may be asking why is a 11 year old reading newsletters? It’s because the emails are so enjoyable to read and he actually takes the time to make it look good. He organizes it in a way that stands out from the rest. Keep up the Videos on your YouTube channel and by the way he didn’t pay me to say this."
"The Monday Medley is for me a continuously expected newsletter. I always find very diverse and intelligent information that opens my eyes to explore something new, and learning is what I like the most."
"The newsletters include a great range of topics, which opens me to a whole new world. It's a great way to feel connected to society by reading about new studies and articles that I am interested in. Something to hope for every week."
"In today’s specialised age, polymathy is a rare quality. Finding a newsletter that curates interesting tidbits from multiple disciplines is nearly unheard of. Yet the Monday Medley stands against the crowds and delivers a newsletter that is bound by no imaginary scope and leaves the reader with a feeling of an open horizon."
"I don't subscribe to many newsletters, but Nat's Monday Medley is always full of interesting stuff. A core part of my weekly reading."
"The Monday Medley is a great mix of interesting topics and ideas. Anyone who loves information and being up-to-date on hot topics needs to get signed up for Monday Medley. It's free, it's fun, what's not to love?"
"Nat’s weekly email is a breath of fresh air in my inbox. There are VERY few email lists I have been on for an extended period of time and this one made the cut. The info is super diverse, intriguing, and delivered in a no BS way. I also love supporting a fellow entrepreneur. Nat’s journey is really inspiring as I build multiple businesses and I’d definitely call him a mentor of mine."
"The Monday Medley is so good and wholesome that I have unsubscribed from all the rest!"