Hi, I'm Nat

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.

Testimonials for The Monday Medley

"It's a delight I look forward to every week. I'm hearing your honest, interesting thoughts — like a friend in the inbox."

Julian Shapiro

Julian Shapiro

"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."

Khe Hy

Khe Hy

“The Medley is my favorite way to start the week. It’s fun, informative, and playfully surprising.”

David Perell

David Perell

"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."

Jimmy Soni

Jimmy Soni

"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."

Wilson Hung

Wilson Hung

"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

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."

Tomas Lau

Tomas Lau

"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."

Tam Pham

Tam Pham

"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."

Allen Walton

Allen Walton

"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."

Roland Munyard

"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."

Sharon Chen

"I love getting the Medley's list of fun and interesting articles to read on Mondays. It makes the day more interesting to have a few fun article tabs open to look at when I want to take a break."

Stacy Caprio

"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."

Matthew Berry

"I just want to share with the Medley community that its safe and sincere. What new crypto users like me far most is being prey upon and taken advantage of. But I can say that the communication from this Medley community has been on the up and up and words you can stand by."

Darryl Jordon

"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."

Cassandra

"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."

Luke Walquist

"My girlfriend and I read it in bed together every Monday night. Nothing gets us hornier!"

Steve Place

"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."

Grant Horejsi

"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!"

Nathan Epemolu

"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."

Jeremy C

"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."

Carol Ainge

"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!"

Matthew Gattozzi

"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."

Tim Johnston

"Huge fan of how transparent you've been with your life. I really loved the year-end review."

Trey Harnden

"Consistently insightful."

Žiga Agostini

"This isn't one of those newsletters I just skim through. I read every line (sometimes twice) and always take away great info, concepts, or even ways to think. This is great for ANYONE in business and there's else nothing like it. Great job Nat!"

Dan Cafferky

"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."

Dan Soutar

"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."

Lukas Steib

"I've been getting the Monday Medley for years and it's the best newsletter I receive each week. The Monday Medley is like if Joe Rogan, Andrew Yang, and Tim Ferriss had a baby who wrote newsletters. Nat has an incredible ability to synthesize a wide range of complicated topics in a way that makes you feel intrigued and informed. I couldn't recommend the Medley highly enough."

Max Friedman

"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."

Bryan Dubno

"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."

Noah B

"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."

Corey McComb

"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."

Paulina Barrack

"I enjoy your newsletter, look forward to it and find it engaging, topical and au courant."

Pete

"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!"

Philippe Berard

"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!"

Niklas Goke

"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."

Jake Kehlenbeck

"The only email I'm eager to open every week."

Max Peters

"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."

Samarth Khurana

"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."

Andreas M

"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!"

Robert H

"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."

Serah K

"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."

Balint Korosi

"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."

Ola King

"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."

Alex Concepcion

"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."

Cora Q

"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."

Elmer Hoogland

"I've been getting the Medley forever, and it's literally one of the only emails that lands in my inbox I click on with real gusto. Such a fun and informative weekly roundup: expertly-curated stuff and so simple to digest. The content always piques my interest and sends me down a cool internet rabbit hole, or provides fresh and unique conversation fodder. It's essentially like having an assistant who finds the neatest, wackiest, and most timely content on the web–and hand-delivers it right to me."

Sarah Brown

"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.“

Max Kuckels

"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."

Andrés Berteich

"Nat's writing style is concise, thoughtful, and I'm generally learning new things every week."

Dustin Lyons

"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."

Joseph Carroll

"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."

Jasmine Elias

"One of the only email newsletters I receive that I actually look forward to and enjoy reading. If you don't get your Medley you are missing out!"

Cassy Aite

"Nat's Monday Medley is often my favorite email of the week!"

Simon Pierce

"I like reading your writing because you present information in an accessible way, thanks for that."

Dušanka Logožar

"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."

Robertas Voroneckis

"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."

Chantal Cameron

"I very much enjoy your Monday Medleys. The topics range from A to Z. I never know what you’ll talk about next, and the topics you cover are usually quite interesting. Keep up the good work!"

Ken Bookstein

"Usually super OCD about my email inbox but Nat’s Monday Medley is one of the few newsletters just too good to unsubscribe from!"

Elliot Kelsey

"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!"

Aryan Yadav

"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."

Dave Foy

"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."

Chris Havey

"Monday Medley is a newsletter that I look forward to reading every week. My outlook and perspective towards the whole NFT and crypto world changed after reading your newsletter. Thanks a lot for changing my life!"

Rishikesh S Hari

"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."

Joe Damelio

"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."

Valerie Messore

"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?"

Suzanne Dixon

"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!"

Zach Hogan

"Love the eclectic collection of articles across different domains as well as the accompanying commentary, one of the few I look forward to each week."

Karan Malhotra

"This is the only newsletter I look forward to reading. It’s light, diverse, and easy to digest. Your content curation is first tier and thought provoking. What I like most about this newsletter is that it feels authentic and the content is genuinely interesting. I don’t every get the feeling that you’re posturing, grandstanding, or have some kind of bias/agenda when sending these (aside from the desire to create a delightful user experience). Keep up the good work and let us know if we can ever help with anything."

Alon Shabo

"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."

Brandon Ribak

"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."

Aazar Shad

"I’ve been reading Nat’s Monday medley for more than 2 years... And I never missed one. That’s how good they are."

Gabriel Adamante

"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."

Paul Barnes

"The Monday Medley is so good and wholesome that I have unsubscribed from all the rest!"

Giota Kalogirou

"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."

Andrew Mckee

"Thanks for underscoring your creative output with a sense of personal integrity and critical thinking!"

Gavin Lyall

"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."

Kacper Staniul

"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."

Dani M

"Nat’s Monday Medley just the ticket to start the week. Thoughtful, provocative and helpful. Very helpful. Can’t beat it!"

Roy Cook

"I subscribe to around 5 different email newsletters.. The Medley is literally the only one I look forward to opening."

Alex Starr

"For more than a year now, Monday Medley is the only weekly newsletter remaining in my inbox."

Milos Mijatovic

"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."

Andrew

"Not so easy to find info that shifts my understanding in curiosity, sympathy, and often, delight. I look to these newsletters with deepening respect."

Tanuj

"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."

Lisa E

"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."

Nick Politi

"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!"

Casey Ames

"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."

Bonnie

"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."

Raul Gonzalez

"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."

Michael Rizzo

"I look forward to receiving the Melody every week. The articles Nat shares always pique my interest and offer a new perspective into a great variety to topics."

Brian Feldman

"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."

Edlin Choi

"I don't watch news on tv, but I always read Nat's Monday Medley and I always finish it by knowing more about the word. So It's like the news for the week for me, that's what I like in it."

Dorogi David

"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."

Drew Pattison

"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."

Steve R

"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!"

Tony Shields

“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.”

Jeff Doehler

"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."

Mitch

"Nat is on the ground building his business and the Medley is a peek into what goes into that. I enjoy getting exposed to new people, articles, and concepts through the newsletter. 🙌"

Roxine Kee

"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."

Christian Ladegaard

"I throughly enjoy receiving the Monday Medley, I enjoy starting the week with new knowledge and interesting articles."

Rida N.

"Monday Medley is a thought provoking, well researched, mind opener and concept discovering newsletter."

Carlos Turner

"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."

Antares Vargas

"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

"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."

Alessandro Trapasso

"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."

Myles Dunphy

"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."

N Sharveshwaran

"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

"Like you, my inbox is flooded with email every single day. The bulk of it is junk and unwanted, but Nat’s Monday Medley is one of the few newsletters that I actually look forward to. No matter what else is vying for my attention, I always make time for the Monday Medley. It is packed with value and has led me to content and information that has radically altered my life for the better. Sign up for this newsletter right now. You’re doing yourself a massive disservice if you don’t."

M Saleem