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The Man Who Reads 1,000 Articles a Day

Summary

Robert Cottrell is a former Moscow bureau chief for The Economist and the Financial Times, who now spends most of his time writing The Browser, a daily newsletter that features five of the best articles of the day. He reads 1,000 articles a day and critiques them in detail. In this article, he reads and critiques an article about Tiago Forte, noting that he would have liked to have more context up top in order to interpret the article. He also comments on the Evernote and Things systems mentioned. The article also mentions other publications from Every Media, Inc. and encourages readers to subscribe to the daily email.

Q&As

Who is Robert Cottrell and what does he do?
Robert Cottrell is a former Moscow bureau chief for The Economist and the Financial Times. He spends most of his time writing The Browser, a daily newsletter where he shares five of the best articles of the day with his thousands of subscribers.

What is The Browser and what does it offer?
The Browser is a daily newsletter written by Robert Cottrell that shares five of the best articles of the day with his thousands of subscribers.

How does Robert Cottrell read articles?
Robert Cottrell eats articles with gusto and verve. He ingests them and tries and tastes, swipes and samples.

What did Robert Cottrell think when reading the Tiago Forte profile?
When reading the Tiago Forte profile, Robert Cottrell wondered who Tiago Forte was and he was both for and against the narrator's discussion of Evernote.

What other publications does Every Media, Inc. offer?
Every Media, Inc. offers Superorganizers, Divinations, and The Sunday Digest.

AI Comments

👍 This article is an incredibly detailed and informative look into the life of Robert Cottrell and his process for finding the absolute best writing on the web. It's an interesting read for anyone looking for tips on how to be a better reader.

👎 The article is overly long and the author's writing style can be quite repetitive at times. It's difficult to stay focused and engaged with the content because of this.

AI Discussion

Me: It's about Robert Cottrell, who reads 1,000 articles a day. He's a former Moscow bureau chief for The Economist and the Financial Times, and now he spends most of his time writing The Browser, a daily newsletter where he shares five of the best articles of the day with his thousands of subscribers.

Friend: Wow, that's a lot of articles! What are the implications?

Me: Well, the article implies that if you want to stay on top of the latest news and trends, you have to be willing to read a lot of articles. It also implies that being a dedicated reader is a skill that can be honed and developed over time, and that it can lead to success in journalism and other fields. Additionally, it suggests that the ability to quickly and accurately assess the quality of an article is a valuable skill that can be useful in many different contexts.

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Technical terms

Subscribe
To sign up to receive a newsletter, magazine, or other publication.
Founders' Letter
A letter written by the founders of a company or organization, typically addressed to customers, shareholders, or other stakeholders.
Publications
A printed or digital work such as a book, magazine, or newspaper.
Collections
A group of items or works gathered together for study or display.
Sponsor
A person or organization that provides financial or other support for an event, activity, person, or organization.
Ingest
To take in or absorb (something, such as food or information) through the mouth or mind.
Verb
A word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence, such as hear, become, happen.
Rote
Done or said without thought or understanding; mechanical.
Manuscript
A document or book written by hand.
Staccato
(of a sound or movement) sharply detached or separated from others.
Subscribe →
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Login
The process of entering a website or service by providing authentication credentials such as a username and password.
Subscribe
To sign up to receive a newsletter, magazine, or other publication.
Login
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Contact Us
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Become a Sponsor
A link or button that allows a user to become a sponsor of a company or organization.
Search
A feature of a website or service that allows a user to search for information.
Terms
The conditions or rules that apply to the use of a website or service.

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