Dan Frommer is editor-at-large for ReadWriteWeb and previously helped create Business Insider. His own site SplatF covers tech news, analysis, and commentary with a special focus on Apple and the mobile industry.
Fashion is an interesting industry full of fascinating people, but most publications skip the business side completely. BoF, as it's known, highlights the people and companies behind the clothes - with style.
Based in Finland, Dediu, a Nokia and Harvard Business School alum, has a gift: The ability to distill industry data into beautiful and fascinating charts that tell a story better than plain text ever could. His Asymco blog is a must-read for anyone in the mobile and digital industries.
Practically every venture capitalist has a blog now -- it's a great way to build a reputation and plug your investments -- but few are as useful as Chris's. His market analysis and advice for entrepreneurs is smart, well-written, and -- unlike the jargon-filled ramblings from many of his peers - actually helpful.
Lapin left her job at CNBC last year to launch Nothing But Gold Productions, where the goal is to help financial topics make sense to the rest of us. One of their new sites, Recessionista, is already live, while Rich Bitch, "The only non-judgey place to get your financial life together," is launching soon.
The designers liberation army leader, 'Design Is A Job' author, 'Let's Make Mistakes' podcast co-host, and founder of Mule Design, Monteiro's best known for his 'F*ck You, Pay Me' speech — empowering designers and freelancers to get paid for their work — which has been viewed 400,000 times on Vimeo. He's also a funny bastard on Twitter.
Joe is unhealthily obsessed with financial and economic news, and his enthusiasm is on display for everyone to see - at all hours - on Twitter. Joe wakes up before 4 every morning to catch the European market news, and by 11 a.m. he has often declared, "day's over." When he's not writing 10-20 posts a day on wide-ranging topics from Greece to FRED, he's also managing BI's growing staff of finance writers. (Joe is a good friend and former colleague at Business Insider. But he's the real deal.)
As Apple's share price has risen over the years, so has a crop of "semi-pro" AAPL analysts who routinely predict the company's performance better than many of the trained professionals on Wall Street. Zaky is one of them, and he's turned his blog into a premium, subscription-based financial publication.