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52 InsightsBy 52 Insights
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52 InsightsBy 52 Insights
First created
£2,131
pledged of £10,000pledged of £10,000 goal
42
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 10 2019

About

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.

Also which other platform are you going to find Harmony Korine, Jonah Hill and Joseph Gordon Levitt side by side with Chinese tech giant Kai Fu-Lee, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian and Usain Bolt?' 

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. 

Rewards
            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

Ari Stein

Editor and founder

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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.

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    A personal thank you

    You like what we do but we understand money doesn't grow on trees. You will receive a thank you email from founding editor Ari Stein.

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    Sticker "I helped 52 Insights."

    The first 52 donators will recieve a personalised sticker to your postal address. It will say I helped 52 Insights live on.

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    Greeting card with unique quote

    This is your chance to get your hands on a limited edition 52 Insights greeting card. A memento with a unique quote from our archives.

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    Limited edition tote bag with quote

    A truly original tote bag, you can now carry around a piece of 52 Insights with you whever you go. A limited edition bag with a logo and quoute on one side.

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    Unique 52 Insights quote poster

    Limited edition numbered quote poster from one of our most popular interviews at 52 Insights. It will come on high-quality A3 paper. Perfect for framing.

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    52 Insights Masterclass on interviewing

    Want to know how to get the best out of thought leaders such as Yuval Noah Harari, Steven Pinker and Jake Gyllenhaal? This is your unique chance to have a one on one session with founding editor Ari Stein of 52 Insights. Over the course of 45 minutes, he will run you through specific tips and tricks of the trade and perfecting the art of your long-form journalism.

    The workshop will operate around four core areas:

    1. How to get the best out of your subject.
    2. How to formulate the best interview questions for your story.
    3. How to work your way into the industry.
    4. How to get your story published and syndicated.

    Founding editor of 52 Insights spent four years building a world-class journalism platform profiling some of the most unique characters in the world. His work has been published across the world in Dagbladet, Courier International, la Repubblica, South China Morning Post & Gentleman magazine.

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    Donor inscription - 52 Insights + poster

    Your name will be inscribed on our site as a key donor and you will get a shout out in our social media channels and newsletter. You will also get a limited quote poster added to this sent out to you

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    The Yuval Noah Harari package

    This is your chance to become a gold sponsor and attain the ultimate 52 Insights package. A signed copy of Homo Deus by one of the greatest thought leaders of our time, Yuval Noah Harari, a unique quote poster, a unique quote tote bag, a sticker, and a donor inscription on our site to live on forever. You can grab a slice of brilliance and a swag bag from us. This is not to be missed.

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