I'm a writer. I currently do all of my writing in two newsletters:
Infinite Play is focused on Life & Philosophy. It's my attempt to eventually create at least one or two pieces of writing good enough to last after I die.
And CryptoNat is my more technical newsletter focused on crypto (especially gaming).
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.
Finally, I am easiest to reach on Twitter. Say hi there if you enjoy any of my work in the places above.
"It's a delight I look forward to every week. I'm hearing your honest, interesting thoughts — like a friend in the inbox."
"As a longtime newsletter creator, I'm also a newsletter "connoisseur" and subscribe to 50+ newsletters. A tiny sliver of those make it to my "must read list" and Nat's Medley is high on that list. The newsletter is consistent in its ability to delight me, with a provocative piece that I would have missed or a business tactic to help me scale RadReads. I highly recommend this newsletter to entrepreneurs, creators, executives — and anyone who digs intelligent and unique ideas."
“The Medley is my favorite way to start the week. It’s fun, informative, and playfully surprising.”
"If all you did every Monday was read Nat's newsletter, you could count that as a win no matter what else you got done that day. That's how information-rich this collection is."
"I’m busy and don’t have time to find quality content. Nat does a great job filtering out all the noise to just the best reads."
"I used to be hard-pressed to find an email newsletter that I would read without fail every time it hopped into my inbox. Monday Medley is entertaining, enriching, and a must-read for any tech or culture enthusiast. Nat has does a terrific job of building a community around shared knowledge."
Corrine Watson, BigCommerce
"I’ve been following Nat for years now and have learned a ton about marketing, SEO and business through practical examples and case studies. His weekly newsletter is full of thought provoking ideas, book recommendations, interesting reads and useful resources to feed your curiosity."
"Nat's Monday Medley's is one of the only newsletter that I subscribe to and actively tell my friends about. The pieces are well curated, summaries are easy to read, and Nat's excessive use of emojis makes me a fan for life."
"Love the Medley. Emails about business get tiring, and I have a lot of diverse interests, so the Medley is wonderful for catching up on other cool stuff going on in the world that I might have missed."
"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."
"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 enjoy your newsletter, look forward to it and find it engaging, topical and au courant."
"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!"
"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."
"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
"I look forward to your Monday Medley every week - the best way to find out about cool stuff happening in science, society, psychology, anything. Your Medley is a fountain of eclectic ideas."
"The only email I'm eager to open every week."
"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."
"Medley is one of my favorite newsletters by far. Nat is able to provide newsworthy information in a succinct way that makes it super enjoyable to read and digest."
"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."
"The Monday Medley is easily the most interesting and fun to read newsletter I receive. Every week has great content, thought-provoking links, and cool insights."
"Love the Monday Medley and the fact that I have no idea what subject matter is going to be . . . But it’s most always something interesting to contemplate no matter what pops up."
"I enjoy the variety of his topics, that are really original and have themes that I haven't seen before or anywhere else. So keep the great job and I am anxious to see more of Nat's blogs in the future!"
"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."
Victor de la Fuente
"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."
"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."
"As someone with a wide range of interests—including improving myself, my business, and the world—the Monday Medley I get from Nat is a perfect blend of insightful topics and news. I'm consistently impressed by how wide-ranging and in-depth it is."
"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!"
"The Monday Medley curates an eclectic mix of great reading. I subscribe to quite a few services curating web reading. Monday Medley is one of the few that I always open. It's rare that there's not at least one thing that I go on to read and enjoy."
"Nat's Monday Melody is one of the few newsletters I actively look forward to reading each week. It gets me interested in new topics I would have never found on my own while providing new, unbiased thinking around concepts I thought I already understood. Nat balances rigorous research and thoughtful commentary better than most, and the Melody is a must-read for anyone looking to stay curious and informed outside the standard echo-chamber of information."
"I work in demand generation and I appreciate how the Medley combines articles and trends that are relevant to my career, while also acknowledging that there is a world outside of the buzzwords and the metrics. The work we do online doesn't happen in a vacuum, and the Medley acknowledges that by combining happenings in the digital world with whats going on in the world around us."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I hate email... but I love Medley. Make an exception just for this one, you won't regret it."
"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!"
"One of my favorite things about Monday Medley is the range of stuff covered, from latest psychological studies to trends in investments. What isn’t covered (thank God) is “what Nat’s listening to this week” or “Nat’s favorite tea.”"
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"Nat’s Medley is a 10-minutes to encyclopedia of all relevant topics I wanna know. I get excited to read this every Monday. The best part is the commentary on his favorite articles. I wasn’t receiving his newsletter for a while. I reached out to his team to put me back on. That much I look forward to it."
"The Medley is an impartial and well-curated collection of timely insights that make me a more well rounded person upon reading."
"From the noisy information ocean I think Medley gives me the right information pills I need to feel updated of what´s going on in the world. The topics tackled in every newsletter are very interesting to just pick up the best ones and dig more when I feel to. I would recommend Medley to any person who wants to pull an interesting 2-minute chat while waiting for coffee any given day."
"I’ve been reading Nat’s Monday medley for more than 2 years... And I never missed one. That’s how good they are."
"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."
"Nat's Monday Medley is often my favorite email of the week!"
"I've been really enjoying them. Always well written and interesting. I've ended up reading and sharing a lot of the articles."
"Like a shining light in the warzone that is my inbox, the only email newsletter I genuinely look forward to is Nat's Monday Medley. It's like an upgrade for the mind, every single 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!"
"Love the Monday Medley! One of the very few newsletters I subscribe to and probably the only one I actually look forward to. It’s a nice variety of info (but not too random) and I enjoy your takes on it all."
"Nat's Monday Medleys are a sensational source of information. As startup founder they not just continuously help me tremendously to grow my business, but also open my world up to a huge variety of fascinating topics I knew nothing about before. The Medleys are always a super inspiring start into the week - I can highly recommend you sign up for them."
"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!"
"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 throughly enjoy receiving the Monday Medley, I enjoy starting the week with new knowledge and interesting articles."
"Nat's Monday Medley has earned its position in my inbox as one of my three favourite weekly subscriptions. I feel that If I'm going to read anything, it may as well be uplifting, enlightening and worth thinking about or reflecting upon. Since I'm in Australia I get it earlier than most and I read it top to bottom as soon as it lands, it's like picking up the prettiest seashells from the seaside before the crowds arrive."
"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."
"Thanks for underscoring your creative output with a sense of personal integrity and critical thinking!"
"The medley is always interesting, well articulated and succinct. It triggers my thoughts and inspires me to do my own thinking and research."
Daniel de Yzaguirre
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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 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."
"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 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."
"Nat’s Monday Medley just the ticket to start the week. Thoughtful, provocative and helpful. Very helpful. Can’t beat it!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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've been following the Monday Medley for the last few months and it's one of those emails that I enjoy opening in my inbox; I really love the fact it talks about a wide range of interesting topics (that usually wasn't picked up by my other news channels) and is brief, allowing me to quickly skim over it and read what sparks my interest."
"My girlfriend and I read it in bed together every Monday night. Nothing gets us hornier!"
"One of the few emails that I genuinely look forward to reading, and finding out what Nat has unearthed each week!"
"Monday Medley is a thought provoking, well researched, mind opener and concept discovering newsletter."
"Nat's Monday Medley is consistently the most interesting and enjoyable weekly letter in my inbox. I look forward to diving into what he finds each week!"
"Nat's writing style is concise, thoughtful, and I'm generally learning new things every week."
"The Monday Medley is so good and wholesome that I have unsubscribed from all the rest!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Great newsletter. With the amount of information that is out there, it is extremely useful to have the tools to dilute the information you receive fast and efficiently (getting everything of use out of it). This newsletter is a perfect example of information dilution that works effectively. It's the goldilocks equivalent of newsletters. Not too much information, not too little information, it's just right."
"I love the Medley! It's one of the only email newsletters I open and actually read all the way through every single week."
"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!"
"Nat's newsletter is outstanding. My Inbox is filled with non-sense, ranging from discounts at online stores that I've never shopped at to Todoist sending me daily reminders of my never-ending to-do list. But within all this noise, Nat's newsletter really stands out and is a joy to read through every week!"
"Nat's Monday Medley is the ONLY email I look forward to getting in my inbox each week! I always get to read about the latest interesting happenings in health, business, social/politics, and self-improvement related topics that I never would've come across on my own. 10 thumbs up!"
"I subscribe to around 5 different email newsletters.. The Medley is literally the only one I look forward to opening."
"Huge fan of how transparent you've been with your life. I really loved the year-end review."
"Nat’s Monday Medley is one of the few newsletters I allow into my inbox. He never fails to share interesting links that I wouldn’t have found otherwise. I learn something new, valuable, and actionable every week because of the Monday Medley."
"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."
"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 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."
"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."
"My favorite thing about Nat's work are his book digests. They are thorough, engaging, light and best of all, relevant enough for you to incorporate in your own life. You save me so much time!"
"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."
"I've subscribed to hundreds of newsletters over the years and Nat's is one of the only ones I still read weekly. It's hard to believe it's free!"
"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."
"I read a lot, from newsletters and blogs to books. Most of them seem kind of similar in a way but Nat has got something that makes his writing seem really interesting and unique. There are insights, but it's not a overload, it's subtle and balanced. I really look forward to his newsletter every week. Also his YouTube channel is really good do check it out."
"The Medley is one of few newsletters I read as they come out. Each medley is filled with well though out insights on various topics that are cool and interesting."
"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."
“There are few newsletters that I always open and take the time to read; Nat’s Monday Medley is one of them. I appreciate the time he takes to curate the content he shares along with the high-level overviews he writes.”
"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."
"Brief, concise, educational. One of the few newsletters I look forward to opening each week."
"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. 🌎"
"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."
"Not sure how he does it but Nat scours the web to pull out the most interesting/useful content so you don't have to. The snippets he shares are enough if I'm strapped for time but always find one or two worth diving deeper into. I've shared with plenty of friends but this is one of the few newsletters I look forward weekly."
"Great weekly digest of insightful and educational reads across a wide range of topics. One of the few emails I almost always open, and I often can't help but dig more into a handful of the articles. Come to think of it, I kind of hate the Medley because every Monday, I think I'm going to have such a focused and productive morning, and then as soon as I go in my inbox, I can't help but read the Medley and its links. Though it's definitely led me to some useful insights and learnings so I guess it evens out."