10 Productivity Gurus You Need to Follow on Medium

Knowledge is power

Jonathan Wylie
6 min readMay 3, 2022
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One of the things I appreciate most about a site like Medium is the depth of knowledge and experience that writers are willing to share with others. There is a never-ending stream of stories on all the topics you could ever want to read about.

For me, a topic that I love to read about is productivity. Medium has a deep well of advice for those looking for new ways to be productive. It also has some great thought leaders. So, in the spirit of sharing, here are ten productivity writers that I always look out for in my feed.

1. Ayodeji Awosika

If you follow Ayodeji Awosika you can expect a great mix of advice that ranges from being a better writer to being a more productive and happier version of yourself. He is a positive, upbeat writer that always shares actionable advice.

Here are some recent examples of his writing:

2. Aleid ter Weel

I enjoy reading articles from Aleid ter Weel because she reminds my tech-obsessed brain that there is more to life than staring at a screen. Aleid writes articles to help you spend less time on your devices and shows us that we can be more productive and creative when we are not slaves to our computers.

Here are some of her recent articles:

3. Jari Roomer

Jari Roomer writes about productivity, personal finance, and self-improvement. He shares the habits, systems, and mental frameworks you need for peak performance at work. Jari is also one of the editors at Personal Growth Lab, a Medium publication dedicated to providing productivity and life advice for others.

Here are a few of his recent articles:

4. Thomas Oppong

Follow Thomas Oppong for advice on personal improvement, learning, psychology, philosophy, and productivity. His writing has been featured on Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, and CNBC, but you can catch some of his best work right here on Medium! Here are some to get you started.

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5. Anshul Kumar

The thoughts and ideas from Anshul Kumar revolve around productivity, life lessons, and business startups. One of the things that I appreciate most about his Medium stories is his willingness to share his personal experiences. He is not just writing about productivity in general; he writes about what works for him, and that makes me wonder if it will work for me too.

Here are some examples that illustrate his personal approach:

6. Stephan Joppich

Stephan Joppich used to write under the pen name of Leo Sharp, but he now uses his real name on everything he writes. He is a minimalist, so many of his articles are about reducing the complexity in your life to give you more clarity. When your mind has more clarity, you can be more productive. Take a look at some of his recent work to see what I mean.

7. Paco Cantero

I like Paco Cantero because he fills a niche for me. He specializes in offering ways to improve your PKM (Personal Knowledge Management). PKM is a process that people use to sort, gather, classify, and store all the information they need to get things done in their lives. I have been increasingly interested in formalizing what that looks like for me, so his articles have helped me think more about that. Here are some examples.

8. Sam Holstein

Sam Holstein describes herself as a personal development writer. She writes about critical thinking skills, emotional maturity, and learning from mistakes. All of these things dovetail very nicely into the world of productivity. Sam is a former tech entrepreneur, has a popular newsletter, and is the author of three books including, Work Less, Finish More: Productivity Lessons on How to Spend Less Time Working and Get More Done (affiliate link).

Here are a few of her recent articles on Medium:

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9. Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal has one of the largest fan bases on Medium. He is the author of two very successful books and has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. On Medium, he writes articles that make you think about better work practices and how to be less distracted. The ability to overcome distraction, according to Nir, is the “struggle of our time.” Here’s a quick look at what you can expect from Nir on Medium.

10. Anthony J. Yeung

Anthony J. Yeung is an entrepreneur with Fortune 500 clients. He helps people become better versions of themselves. He’s also a fitness fanatic and has been featured in Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, and Men’s Fitness. Anthony uses the lessons he has learned in business to help you be more productive and take care of your mental health.

More Productivity Ideas

If you found this article helpful, be sure to check out the other articles in this series. They uncover some of the best podcasts and YouTube channels to subscribe to for even more free productivity advice.

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