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4 Smart People On Twitter That You Probably Aren't Following (But Should)


One of my favourite things about Twitter is how it provides me with VIP access into the minds of some very smart people.

We all know about the Lady Gaga's, Justin Bieber's and Deepak Chopra's of the world and the social impact of their tweets.

However it is the lower profile geniuses whose tweets that I find are the most interesting.

Below are 5 lesser known Twitter accounts that provide me with insight and inspiration.

1. The research and statistics type: Horace Dediu

This Harvard man knows his graphs. He has been working in computer science since long before the Twitter egg was hatched. He has an online project collecting data and analysis of Apple's business strategy and predictions of their finances called Asymco.

i) He can predict the future:

ii) He shares fun, colorful graphs:

iii) He tweets interesting fun facts:

iv) His expectancies can be expected:

2. - The philosophical type - Alain de Botton

Author, speaker and professional philosopher shares his insights on life in a unique eloquent and fresh style.

i) He provides insights into cultures

ii) He tweets interesting observations about human weaknesses

iii) He articulately tweets about the unobviously obvious ... 

iv) More of the unobviously obvious 

3. The social justice, worldly type - Jacqueline Novogratz

Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder of the Acumen Fund and is actively changing the way the world handles poverty. Following her on Twitter allows you to hitch a ride on someone's journey to change the world ... furthermore ...

i) She shares high impact quotes:

ii) She provides an insight into her intellectually exciting world:

iii) She highlights some of the important stuff:

iv) Smart people ask smart questions:

4. The wise, business savvy type - Rosabeth Moss Hanter

Rosabeth Moss Hanter is a professor at Harvard Business School, a book writer, and an award winner. She has 23 honorary degrees and was chosen as one of the "50 most powerful women in Boston" by Boston Magazine and one of the "125 women who changed our world" over the past 125 years by Good Housekeeping magazine.

i) She posts links to her own great blog articles:

ii) She is smart:

iii) But not overwhelming:

iv) And inspirational:

So who is on your list of "Smart People on Twitter" that we should know about?


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