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Read a newspaper from a different country every day

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April 06, 2010 – Comments (7)

I was recently asked to give some advice to a high school student. Normally when I asked for advice, people want a ticker. But this was different. This was supposed to be profound.

After hemming and hawing on it for a while and balancing potential profundity with the probability that the advice could actually be followed (a high school student is probably not in a position to sail around the world, for example), I came up with the following: Read a newspaper from a different country every day.

At the end of the day being a good person and a good investor is about perspective, and I've found that varying my sources of information has been invaluable in providing that. Even better, newspapers (and English versions) are easy to get your hands on these days, so whether it's China's People's Daily, the Jakarta Post, the Irish Times, Le Monde, or whatever, check out what's making news every day in another country.

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#1) On April 06, 2010 at 1:04 PM, JakilaTheHun (99.93) wrote:

Great advice.  I totally agree. 

But actually, I'm not mistaken, I didn't think Le Monde was put online in English.  I read it in French occasionally, but am unaware of an English version.  

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#2) On April 06, 2010 at 1:08 PM, alstry (35.42) wrote:

Just Google translate....and then you can read twenty newspapers from 10 different countries everyday.

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#3) On April 06, 2010 at 1:40 PM, motleyanimal (81.46) wrote:

Reading makes me sleepy.

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#4) On April 06, 2010 at 2:36 PM, rofgile (99.32) wrote:

You should try www.pressdisplay.com -

 They have newspapers from basically every country, its $10/month for 31 issues.  You can get a different paper every day, or multiple on a day, or none on any day.  I've started reading a lot of the Canadian National Post - its a very similar to WSJ type paper, with good reporting on the macroeconomic fronts.  The nice thing about this site is you can output most newspapers as ebooks to read on things like Kindles or eDGe's (because I like to read my newspapers on the deck in the sunlight, not in front of a laptop screen).

 -Rof

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#5) On April 06, 2010 at 2:44 PM, TMFMmbop (34.10) wrote:

Was not aware of PressDisplay.com. Great stuff!


Tim

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#6) On April 06, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Turfscape (42.51) wrote:

rofgile wrote:
"You should try www.pressdisplay.com -"

Thanks for the tip! Hadn't seen that before.

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#7) On April 06, 2010 at 5:10 PM, rofgile (99.32) wrote:

You're welcome -

 Rof

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