Who are we?
52 Insights publish one interview with one truly unique individual or collective each week. 52 Insights will introduce you to the many authors, creators, researchers, leaders and various other innovators out there who are changing the way we see the world. Everyone from Jake Gyllenhaal to Usain Bolt to Yuval Noah Harari to Annette Bening. We explore the divide between pop culture and science. We are the home of intelligence and style.
Why support us?
In a world where Trump, Brexit, China, Facebook, Technology, Russia, Refugees, Global warming are invading our headlines. We want to enlighten you in these confusing times.
Be part of our enlightened community of global empathetic intellectuals, together we can change the world and help remove fear.
In the last few years, consolidation, quality of content, attention spans and social media have created an almost impossible environment for the world of independent, thoughtful content. While it's always awkward to ask people for money I see no other way at the moment other than to run a pledge.
Celebrated thought leaders of the world agree:
This is about continuing to create authentic, valuable insights in a world where we have become increasingly deaf to the spirit of intellect and critical thinking.
Edward Burtynsky - Interview with Canadian photographer
Why is this important?
I started this magazine four years ago as a way to challenge and pass on what I see in the world. Every sector from politics to technology is going through some kind of turbulence, and I wanted to document that with penetrative observations about the world. Week after week we meet extraordinary people from all over the world doing amazing things.
I believe that small independent magazines like mine can help people change the way we see the world and act as an alternative to the big boys such as the New York Times or The Guardian.
Coding Our Way To Paradise Panel 2016, Second Home
We love what we do because 52 Insights gets incredible feedback week after week. With your donation, I hope I can continue to challenge the status quo, interview incredible individuals from around the world and most importantly allow us to have diverse thought in today's polarised world.
It's all the more apparent now that publications need to rely on its passionate readers for support instead of the smoke and mirrors armchair economists tell you about such as investors, display ads or diversifying its content creation, i.e. podcasts and video which costs a fortune to do etc.
Apart from delivering one cover feature a week, we run events, syndicate our content across the world, work with great brands and have just started to video and want to continue to find a global audience.
Andy Stott by Mike Massaro
Over the past four years, our traffic has remained more or less the same (250,000 visitors a year). Our server costs have stayed more or less the same (£500ish per month). However, our price per 1000 page views and volume of ads per month has dwindled. We are not interested in click-bait content or attracting fleeting readers which has been advised, there is already enough of that in the world. Our interviews have inspired and elevated the public discourse not deflated it, and we hope to continue that.
Your pledge will go towards:
Keeping the flame alive for 52 Insights online magazine and all money will be reinvested back into the operation of 52 Insights.
Here are the rewards that are on offer in exchange of your pledge:
- £2 Thank you email
- £5 Sticker "I helped 52 Insights."
- £7 52 Insights greeting card with unique quote
- £25 Limited edition tote bag with quote
- £30 Unique 52 Insights quote poster
- £150 Masterclass in interviewing with founding editor Ari Stein
- £250 Donor inscription - 52 Insights + poster + Sticker
- £500 Special bundle - Yuval Noah Harari signed Homo Deus book + 52 Insights Donor inscription + Tote bag+ poster + Sticker + T-shirt
Editor and founder
Risks and challenges
This money is all about helping us operate for one more year. As you can see from our plea the media industry is cut throat. We need your support to keep the lights on. This money is vital in order to put fuel in our tank. We do need to raise this 10,000£ if we fall shy of this goal in any way, we don't get any of it, unfortunately.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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