Wired are the second youngest magazine in this list, as it was founded in 1993. Again, over in the USA – but this time in California!
Wired publish monthly around the topics of business, technology, science, culture, and lifestyle.
Wired is a great choice if you’re not looking for anything too “business heavy” – as they offer a lot of other content too. Yet, the articles they offer up still make for a good read, rather than any sort of sensationalist rubbish.
Recent cover stars of Wired include:
You can see from the list above, they dive into a range of topics. Business, tech, fashion, TV, politics and more.
Best For: Technology, light reading, things in related verticals to business Website: https://www.wired.com
Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review is published 6 times a year, and is a subsidiary of Harvard University.
According to Wikipedia:
HBR’s articles cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to various industries, management functions, and geographic locations. These focus on areas including leadership, organizational change, negotiation, strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and managing people.
I’ve never read a copy of Harvard Business Review myself, but it comes highly recommended from my network.
I do however, take a look over their website from time to time.
Harvard Business Review are another magazine that eschew the typical “cover star” and glossy magazine design style.
Instead they use creative imagery and illustrations for a good portion of their covers.
In 2009, Harvard Business Review brought in former managing editor of the Times magazine, Adi Ignatius.
He gave the magazine a new lease of life with the brand mission:
“Delivering information in the zeitgeist that our readers are living in.”
By nailing their brand strategy, Harvard Business Review skyrocketed in popularity.
The Top 3 Articles on Harvard Business Review’s Website
As you’ll already know, things in the business world never stay the same for long.
Whether it’s changes to customers, purchasing habits, or technology, you’ve got to stay in the loop.
One of the biggest challenges in the world of business is changes to the economy. This means should be paying attention to how this affects your business so that you can put the right strategies in place.
This is where The Economist comes in useful as it shares insights and opinions from experts on the topics of news, politics, business, finance, and most importantly economics.
Having been round since 1843, it’s a staple of the business world.
The Top 3 Articles on The Economist Magazine’s Website
Best for: Financial information, news updates, the economy Website: https://www.economist.com/
Must-Read Business Magazines for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners
The quality of some business magazines change quite frequently.
But, at the time of writing, the magazines I’ve outlined above would be my go to choices.
Although the majority of the business magazines above are American publications, most of them are pretty easy to get your hands on.
I’ve never got my head around subscribing to a magazine on a tablet. It just doesn’t sit the same as reading a well put together glossy publication!
So the next time you’re in the train station or airport, and you’re not listening to a business podcast, look out for my favourite business magazines.
And enjoy the smell!
What do you read when you travel? Do you have a favourite business magazine not listed here? Let me know in the comments below.
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