David Perell
David Perell

David perell

Oh, hey there!

Thanks for visiting my internet home.

I’m on a mission to teach 1,000s of people to write online, share their ideas, and build an audience. My website is a collection of all my favorite things: learning, travel, culture, sports, and marketing.

Before we begin, I want to share some highlights with you.

10 Second Bio

I host the North Star Podcast.

My weekly newsletter is called "Monday Musings." Subscribe here.

I lead an online writing course called Write of Passage.

My most popular article has been read more than 100,000 times.

San Francisco native.

New York resident.

Graduate of Elon University.

Favorite country to visit: Holland

Favorite writer: Marshall McLuhan

Favorite band: Above & Beyond

Favorite book: When Breath Becomes Air.

My mission

I’m on a mission to transform our relationship with information. Specifically, my work explores how we consume, organize, and share ideas.

I lead 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.

For an introduction to my writing, I recommend What the Hell is Going On? The article has been read by 100,000 people.

I also host the North Star Podcast. Previous guests include Neil deGrasse Tyson (world-famous scientist), Jason Fried (founder of Basecamp), and Seth Godin (author of 18 best-selling books). As an Emergent Ventures Fellow, my work is supported by Tyler Cowen (named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers) and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.


Monday Musings

I publish a weekly newsletter called "Monday Musings."

It's a collection of the coolest things I've learned recently, and I think you’re gonna like it.

11,000 people subscribe.

Subscribe here.

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)

Tyler Cowen (Writer)

Daniel Gross (Investor and Entrepreneur)


popular short blog posts

Naked Brands: When Influencers Start Companies

How to Maximize Serendipity

The Never-Ending Now

popular Long Blog Posts

What the Hell is Going On?

The Algorithmic Trap

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Online


Connect with Me

I’m most active on Twitter. If you’d like to reach me, send me a direct message on Twitter..

If you’d like me to speak at your event, email me at david@perell.com.

I give talks on the following topics: (1) online writing and audience building, (2) how communications platforms are transforming the world, and (3) how the internet is transforming marketing.

From an interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson

From an interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson