Learn from the Best on Twitter

The Ultimate List of the best people to follow on Twitter.

Twitter can be a great source of learning from amazing people. Here is a growing list of great people on twitter, and what you can learn from them.

Here is a (growing) list of some of the most amazing people I found on Twitter.

From building profitable businesses to growing your audience; and from writing great copy to writing great code, there is so much to learn from them.

And the best part – they share their experiences and lessons very publicly on Twitter.

This is a personal list – compiled by me over a few weeks.

I am sure there are many more interesting people out there. Please add them to the list in the thread below, or DM me on twitter (@kush_apoorva).

Naval Ravikant (@naval)

  1. What to Learn: How to be wealthy, happy, and fit.
  2. Key Source: This tweet – How to Get Rich without Getting Lucky
  3. Quick lesson: Develop “specific knowledge,” which is unique and cannot be taught in schools. Use code and media to deliver value to society at scale.
  4. More Resources: His blog, His twitter.

Nir Eyal (@nireyal)

  1. What to Learn: How to build habit-forming products.
  2. Key Source: His book: Hooked.
  3. Quick Lesson: Habits are formed from actions when the loop of Trigger-Action-Reward-Investment is completed.
  4. More Resouces: His Blog.

Pieter Levels (@levelsio)

  1. What to Learn: Be a serial maker.
  2. Key Source: This talk.
  3. Quick Lesson: Become a contrarian. Experience uncommon things to have uncommon ideas.
  4. More Resources: Read his book – Makebook.

Toby Howell (@tobydoyhowell)

  1. What to Learn: How to grow your audience on Twitter.
  2. Key source: A thread on how to write twitter threads
  3. Quick Lesson: You just need to be slightly disciplined, and slightly differentiated to be able to grow your audience. There is a dearth of great people to follow.
  4. More Resources: Just follow him on Twitter

Harry Dry (@harrydry)

  1. Learn from Twitter: How to market your products.
  2. Key Source: The Marketing Examples website.
  3. Quick Lesson: When sharing knowledge, use real examples (no theory), and show the good vs bad clearly, like this.
  4. More Resources: The Kanye Story

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Daniel Vassallo (@dvassallo)

  1. Learn from Twitter: How to grow your Twitter audience
  2. Key Source: This 100-minute video on Gumroad (paid).
  3. Quick Lesson: Earn credibility by sharing behind-the-scenes, real experiences, even if you are not an expert. Once you are credible, people will listen to you.
  4. More Resources: Check out his Gumroad profile and his blog.

Matthew Kobach (@mkobach)

  1. Learn from Twitter: Learn about Social Media marketing.
  2. Key Source: This thread.
  3. Quick Lesson: Share content that is interesting + relevant. It could be anything your audience cares about.
  4. More Resources: This great interview with David Perell.

Arvid Kahl (@arvidkahl)

  1. Learn from Twitter: How to create, build, and sell a bootstrapped business.
  2. Key Source: His book, Zero to Sold.
  3. Quick Lesson: Find a common problem in a niche audience.
  4. More Resources: His blog – The Bootstrapped Founder

Lenny Rachitsky (@lennysan)

  1. What to Learn: How to grow your product with high retention.
  2. Key Source: This twitter thread on user retention.
  3. Quick Lesson: Increase your product’s retention: (1) Improve your product or better, onboarding (2) Improve deactivation flow (4) Change your users
  4. More Resources: His newsletter and blog.

Alex and Books (@AlexAndBooks_)

  1. What to Learn: How to Read.
  2. Key Source: This twitter thread.
  3. Quick Lesson: Just read the super relevant parts of a book that is relevant to your life. Skip other parts, and quit other books.
  4. More Resources: His Blog.

Shreyas Doshi (@shreyas)

  1. What to Learn: How to be a great product manager.
  2. Key Source: This thread of threads by Shreyas.
  3. Quick Lesson: Great PMs know that people—and therefore their users —are driven by emotion more than logic.
  4. More Resources: Follow on Twitter.

Jack Butcher (@jackbutcher)

  1. What to Learn: How to express ideas better, visually.
  2. Key Source: This twitter thread.
  3. Quick Lesson: Prove a problem exists, find a solution that you can deliver, promote that solution as much as you can.
  4. More Resources: Follow on Twitter

Robin Vander Heyden (@vinrob)

  1. Learn from Twitter: How to run a bootstrapped business.
  2. Key Source: This twitter thread on how he grew his company from 0 to $500K ARR in 2 years.
  3. Quick Lesson: The goal of an MVP: Here’s the problem, here’s how I solve it, do you want to buy?
  4. More Resources: Follow on Twitter

Aleksandr Volodarsky (@volodarik)

  1. Learn from Twitter: How a business can survive a pandemic.
  2. Key Source: This twitter thread on how Quora gave them 1M GMV
  3. Quick Lesson: The Give/Take ratio from a community should be 3:1. Give at least three times more than you take. They used this to get 1M GMV from Quora.
  4. More Resources: His newsletter

Florin Pop (@florinpop1705)

  1. What to Learn: How to make web apps
  2. Key Source: This twitter thread talking about 10 apps being made in 10 hours on live video.
  3. Quick Lesson: Anyone can write code.
  4. More Resources: His website and his youtube channel.

Coming Soon

John Yongfook

Rosie Sherrie

Randall Kanna

Zeno Rocha

Mubashar Iqbal

Nathan Berry

David Perrel

Sahil Lavingiya

NN Taleb

Nathan Latka (tweet)

Nathan Barry (@nathanbarry)

Noah Kagan

Joel Gascoigne

John Nolan

James Clear

Jim Raymont(@JimRaymount)

Nick Sharma(@mrsharma)

Rising Stars to Learn From

This is a list of people who are rising fast. They add tremendous value, and you can learn great things from them on twitter.

KP (@thisiskp_)

Sharath (@5harath)

Deepu Asok (@deepuasok)

Vik Duggal (@vikdug)

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