Influencers — Updated 2023.04

This is a list of people who have inspired and shaped my thinking and the way I approach life over time. Although I have never met any of them in person, I consider them mentors from afar.

The list below only features authors and personalities whom I’ve read significantly — in the form of books, blogs, or podcasts. However, other relevant sources who have also taught me quite a bit, are excluded, as I feel that I haven’t still explored their work enough. I don’t feel comfortable considering them “true mentors”, yet.

I also want to emphasize that I have learned the most from my mentors in real life. Perhaps that will become another list in the future.

Modern thinkers


Life advice





Old thinkers

First published on February 25, 2023