🎉 Celebrating 4 Years of The Profile 🎉
208 Sunday emails. 50 Profile Dossiers. Thousands of longform profiles.
It's been four years of The Profile. That means that since February of 2017, you've received 208 Sunday emails, 50 Profile Dossiers, and thousands of longform profiles.
Through the years, I've kept my promise to you, which is that The Profile will improve your content diet. Every Sunday, we come together to study the most curious, innovative, and successful people in the world.
On Wednesdays, we publish The Profile Dossier, a deep-dive on a prominent individual that takes you on a journey from their greatest triumphs to their most gut-wrenching failures. We've learned important lessons from Spanx CEO Sara Blakely, chef Grant Achatz, TV powerhouse Shonda Rhimes, and of course, the one & only Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (who is a Profile reader).
A lot has changed in the last four years, but there's one thing that hasn't budged in 208 weeks: the quality of the content. You, the reader, have always received a selection of great longform profile recommendations on people & companies you could learn from. Like Ira Glass says, it takes years to close the creative gap between your taste and your skill, but what matters is that you don't quit.
If you or I had quit somewhere along the way, we would've never gotten to hear from Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton on what it means to be human or learned about the immigrant journey from Atoms co-founder Sidra Qasim, or understood what it truly means to be mentally resilient from veteran and athlete Noah Galloway.
But what I'm most thankful for is that we've carved out this little corner of the internet that's allowed curious, like-minded people to meet and share ideas. Remember in 2019 when the readers of this newsletter met up all over the world? I'm talking from San Francisco to New York to London to Nairobi, Kenya. As one reader put it, “We met up as readers, and ended up as friends.” In 2020, we held 14 virtual meetups, and I got to meet so many of you once again. You are the lifeblood of what makes The Profile community so very special.
Your feedback over the last four years has been invaluable. You spoke, and I listened. So I'm excited to share that The Profile podcast is here, and you can listen to all of your favorite conversations in one place!
LISTEN TO THE PROFILE PODCAST 👇
🎉 HELP US CELEBRATE 🎉
It would mean the world to me if you helped me celebrate The Profile’s four-year anniversary by asking your friends and family to sign up using http://theprofile.substack.com
If you tweet the link, use the hashtag #ILoveTheProfile so I can see them all!