Nathan Baschez

@nbaschez

President of Everything!

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The Infinite Article

How close are we to having a personal AI that can write the perfect thing just for us?

26 Sep 28, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Figma’s Layered Lessons

Or, how to learn something useful from big events

72 🔒 Sep 21, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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What is a Business?

An expansive question that has surprisingly practical value

70 🔒 Sep 14, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Book Review: Slouching Towards Utopia

The origins of economic progress, and what comes next

44 🔒 Sep 7, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Intelligent Tools

A third revolution in software is happening, and we’re just beginning to understand it.

98 🔒 Aug 31, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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⚠️ Time to BeWorried ⚠️

Viral photo app BeReal has a unique feature, but not a unique network.

92 Aug 24, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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How Every Executes: two tweaks that generated ~54% more paid subscribers

Real data from our business showing how execution is exponential

23 🔒 Aug 17, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Execution is Exponential

The math that quantifies how much execution matters

104 🔒 Aug 10, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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How Power Works in the Writing Industry

A market analysis, Divinations-style

13 🔒 Aug 3, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Instagram’s Existential Bet

They’re betting the farm on Reels. Will it blow up in their face?

92 🔒 Jul 27, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

Introducing: Ordinary Astronauts

A new podcast from Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez that explores tech, product building, and the psychology of work.

9 Jul 25, 2022 by Nathan Baschez and Dan Shipper

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Finding Power: How To Do Market Analysis

A step-by-step process for uncovering the power dynamics that govern any industry

51 Jul 20, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Did Medium Succeed?

The past, present, and future of writing on the internet

144 Jul 13, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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What kind of company do you want to build?

Scale, speed, or freedom: choose two

79 🔒 Jun 29, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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How To Time The Market (Or Not)

A Book Review of “Mastering the Market Cycle”

9 May 20, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Mastering the Market Cycle, by Howard Marks

My chapter-by-chapter summary, with notes and reactions

5 🔒 May 20, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Why Sh*t is Hitting the Fan

How the Fed accidentally scuttled your Series B, simply explained

42 🔒 May 12, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Map of a Downturn

Untangling the complex causal chain that makes good times go bad

63 May 6, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Twitter as a City-State

The Argument for Democracy in Cyberspace

50 Apr 30, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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DALL·E 2 and The Origin of Vibe Shifts

By Means of Natural Selection

182 Apr 22, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Elon is Right: Twitter Should Open Up the Algorithm

Commoditizing tweets’ complement (the algorithm) will increase usage and rebuild trust

39 Apr 15, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Friendly Competition and Subtle Defection

My wife and I recently bought our first home and we’re expecting our first child soon, so, as you can imagine, we’ve been doing a lot of wor

23 🔒 Apr 7, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Recursive Publishing

A force to be reckoned with

60 🔒 Mar 31, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

DAOs Explained

Coordinape co-founder Tracheopteryx on how DAOs function, and what they entail for the future of work

4 Mar 22, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Screw it, I’m investing in Peloton

I’m in at $22.51—we’ll see what happens next.

80 🔒 Mar 22, 2022 by Nathan Baschez