Scott Hodge


Magazine Madness

May 4, 2005

I can’t believe how many magazines I get every week.  It’s crazy.  The saddest part is that I subscribe to all of them.  My offices look like your typical doctor’s offices – magazines all over the place.  (But I do stack them nicely…)

Here are the magazines I subscribe to:

Fast Company (my favorite biz mag – edgy, leans heavy on creativity & innovation)
Wired (great way to keep up on technology and it’s use in a business environment)
Christianity Today (complimentary subscription)
Time (still don’t why I get this…  It’s ok, but by the time I get it, the news is old.)
Inc. (just ok…  Some good biz articles on occassion.)
Reader’s Digest (no comment on where this magazine tends to end up…)
Chicago (great Chicago culture & restaurant reviews)
Communication Arts (great way to stay on top of graphic design)
Business 2.0 (not as good as Fast Company, but some great articles none the less…)
Creativity (haven’t gotten an issue yet – free w/ paid subscription to

I think that’s it.  What about you?  What magazines do you read? 

17 Responses to “Magazine Madness”

  1. Kem Meyer says:

    * Relevant Magazine (edgy, one-of-a-kind mag about God, Life and Progressive Culture)…

  2. Paughnee says:

    I always read these cover-to-cover:
    Fast Company
    Chief Learning Officer
    Business 2.0
    These, I skim and pick and choose:
    Workforce Performance
    I’ve thought about subscribing to Leadership (from Christianity Today). Does anyone take it? Any comments, yea or nay?

  3. David says:

    Well, lets see, I get:
    Layers (Fomerly MacDesign) – Great creative magazine for graphic, web and video design.
    MacWorld – The best Mac magazine available. Great reviews and great information
    MacAddict – OK mag but kinda goofy and don’t review products very well
    Wired – Actually going to let my subscription run out on this one. Mag is ok but not what it used to be. Have overly critical and ill informed writers (like this one)
    Men’s Health – My favorite magazine that is non tech. I read this thing from cover to cover. Great info about style health and fitness for women. No aroma therapy and soy milk here.

  4. Dane says:

    Hate to say it, but in the past, everytime I subscribed to a magazine it would sit on my shelf as I moved along in my “too-busy” life, so I haven’t subsribed to a magazine in a few years. Maybe I should make time to stay up with the rest of the world, instead of running around in a too-busy world?

  5. I read Fortune and Linux Magazine fairly regularly. MIT’s Technology Review is also a cool look at upcoming, uhm, technology, natch.
    To be honest, though, most of my reading of this sort is online, these days.

  6. Matt says:

    I subscribed to Fast Company, but they would deliver it 2-3 weeks late, or some months never. I dropped them.
    Used to read Fortune, Money and Forbes, but quit when I had kids – no more time.
    Now I read Boy’s Life, Ranger Rick, Nick Jr., and I do the cross word puzzle in People.

  7. Betsy says:

    Thanks to David’s enthusiasm, I also subscribe to Layers. It’s great, and I savor every page when it comes, even though most of it is currently over my head.
    My grandma got me The Reader’s Digest subscription for Christmas last year, and I love it. Great bathroom reading… ;)
    Like Matt, I don’t have a lot of time to read magazines. I do enjoy an occasional US Weekly when I know I’ll be at the pool or on a plane. GQ was great for that, too.
    And I check in to Church Marketing Sucks every day. It’s a great source of creativity and ideas.

  8. sandy says:

    what happened to your national geographic sub? ours threatens to take over the attic!!!

  9. I too read most of my news articles online now. I found that magazine subscriptions – as fun and cool as they were – were just eating up too much money. I do have one subscription to MACWORLD that my employer pays for.
    I used to get CommuncationArts, PRINT, HOW Magazine, EYE Magazine, MacWorld, WiReD and several others.

  10. Jan Croach says:

    Favorite uplifting magazines:
    > Charisma
    > Underwater Polo
    > Yoga Masters
    > Powerlifting
    > Botox and Herbal Medicine
    > Forbes

  11. Noelle says:

    Jan:That would be C-R-O-U-C-H-, nice try though.
    quick cooking
    childrens ministry today (i think thats the title)

  12. Jan CroUch says:

    Thank you my dear Noelle. Paul just bought me a Mac, so I’m giving it a try. I’m not as proficient as I was on the typewriter. You must be an ace when it comes to grammer. The ideas you cogitate in your mind I’m taking is profound.

  13. Betsy says:

    “in your mind I’m taking”…? Jan, dear Jan, is English a second language?

  14. Jan says:

    Thank you Betsy, you must be Noelle’s grammar sidekick. Sorry for the muddy grammar. Paul’s cat, Gabrielle, jumped on the keyboard.
    You are such a sweetheart for pointing out people’s grammar mistakes. I bet one of your spiritual gifts is perfectionism and maybe even a dab of narcissism.

  15. Dane says:

    Is this for real??? :) LOL

  16. Brenton says:

    Business 2.0
    Fast Company
    Target Marketing
    Campaigns & Elections
    I used to read Inc, but I found Fast Company/Forbes/Business 2.0 to be consistently superior.
    I’m diggin’ the new site Scott. Nice work!

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