Nathan Baschez

@nbaschez

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Why Sh*t is Hitting the Fan

How the Fed accidentally scuttled your Series B, simply explained

32 🔒 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

46 Apr 30, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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DALL·E 2 and The Origin of Vibe Shifts

By Means of Natural Selection

176 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

22 🔒 Apr 7, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Recursive Publishing

A force to be reckoned with

59 🔒 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

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Substack’s Ideology

The point isn’t just to make money—it’s to change the systems that human attention flows through. You can’t understand Substack without understanding this.

105 🔒 Mar 16, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

The Rise of Fashion NFTs

Dani Loftus on disrupting the trillion dollar global fashion industry

3 Mar 15, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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How To Buy The Dip

Is now a great time to buy? Or a terrible one?

10 🔒 Mar 11, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Ethereum Explained

Preethi Kasireddy on what Ethereum is and how it works

2 Mar 1, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Peloton’s Next Move: Become a Platform

Opening up to external content is the only way to ensure durability, scalability, and defensibility.

53 🔒 Feb 26, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Is Crypto *Actually* Destroying the Planet?

“Quantify the impact, reduce it as much as possible, and offset the rest” says Joseph Pallant - founder of the Blockchain for Climate Foundation

4 Feb 15, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Introducing Wordie Bird

It's like if Wordle and a mini-crossword had a baby.

37 Feb 14, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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The Psychology of Strategy

How to see what you aren't seeing

64 🔒 Feb 2, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

DeFi Explained

Nat Eliason helps us understand Decentralized Finance from first principles

8 Jan 25, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Year Two

A messy slog that changed everything for me

47 Jan 21, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

A Look Inside Pinterest’s Creator Strategy

Pinterest’s Global Head of Content & Creators unpacks why they’re doubling down on creators

17 Jan 4, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Is Axie Infinity a Ponzi Scheme?

To Axie Infinity And Beyond!

40 🔒 Dec 17, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Ryan Broderick

Means of Creation

Braintrust’s Founders on How to Run a Decentralised Marketplace

Gabe Luna Ostaseski & Adam Jackson on why the way we work is broken and how to fix it

24 Dec 14, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Should Creators Own Their Means of Creation?

Erik Forman on how to counteract the precarious realities of today’s platform economy

1 🔒 Dec 7, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Li Jin

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The Three Systems Beneath Network Effects

An exclusive excerpt from a16z general partner Andrew Chen’s new book, The Cold Start Problem

25 Dec 6, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Andrew Chen

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Li Jin on the journey behind Variant’s new $110M fund to back the ownership economy

Variant and Atelier Ventures join forces as the passion economy and the ownership economy converge

21 Nov 30, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez