Nathan Baschez

@nbaschez

Divinations

Will DAOs replace Corporations?

Or, how NounsDAO plans to take over the world

45 Sep 21, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

How Crypto Projects Like Loot are Rewriting the Playbook for Building Communities

Mirror’s Patrick Rivera on the convergence of crypto and the creator economy

1 Sep 14, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Overcoming Web3 Bias

How to navigate strange new paradigms that could change everything—unless they don’t.

33 Sep 13, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#94 - Ted Lasso Recap S2 E6: How to tell a friend you’re worried about them

(Spoilers, as usual!) In the this episode of Ted Lasso, Higgins decides to take Coach Beard aside and ask him whether he really thinks it's

2 Sep 7, 2021 by Dan Shipper, Nathan Baschez, and Rachel Jepsen

Divinations

How Power Works in Venture Capital

Is being Sequoia actually pretty easy?

27 🔒 Sep 7, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Understanding The Culture and Commerce Driving NFTs

"I like the idea of culture being more valuable and more people being able to profit from their taste" - Kyle Chayka

1 Aug 31, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Spotify Bets on Apple Antitrust

Their new paid podcast feature only makes sense in a world where in-app purchase rules are relaxed.

16 🔒 Aug 27, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Twitter’s Longform Strategy

What does the future hold for readers and writers on Twitter?

38 🔒 Aug 20, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Building a Driver-Owned Alternative to Uber and Lyft

Jason Prado, Head of Product at the Drivers Cooperative, is bridging the gap between labor and capital

1 Aug 17, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Playing Games to Earn a Living in the Metaverse

“As a player, you actually earn 2-3x more than an entry-level job” - Gabby Dizon, co-founder of Yield Guild Games

1 Jul 26, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Inside the Longform Content Game at Twitter

“There’s a massive appetite for content that goes beyond 280“ - Head of Longform Content Nick Sallon

2 Jul 20, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Wedges: How To Scope Your Initial Product

How and why early-stage startups sacrifice power for growth

20 🔒 Jul 16, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Austin Langlinais

Means of Creation

Inside Spotify’s Vision for Audio Creators

“We want people to live off their art” - Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström

2 Jun 30, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

The Creator MBA

Creators are businesses. Over time, they will start to act like it.

2 🔒 Jun 16, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

Means of Creation

The Creator Economy Just Went Mainstream. Why?

Journalist Alex Kantrowitz on Big Tech’s shifting attitude towards creators

2 Jun 7, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Is The United States a Creator-Friendly Country?

European countries have built a robust social and economic safety net for creators. Why not the US?

5 🔒 May 22, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

Divinations

Why I Love Working at Startups

A friendly rebuttal

36 🔒 May 21, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Apple is Holding Back the Creator Economy

What happens when a product company tries to run a platform?

7 🔒 May 10, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

Means of Creation

Why Influencers Need a Watchdog

A mind-expanding conversation with Kat Tenbarge

2 May 3, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Spotify’s Upcoming “Open Access Platform” is as Surprising as it is Awesome

I hope it becomes a new paradigm for the creator economy

46 May 1, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Facebook’s Foray into Audio

Why are they doing it? And will it work?

7 Apr 27, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

Means of Creation

A New Funnel for Music

Recent news from TikTok, ConvertKit, and Ditto reveal an emerging new funnel for music creators to directly acquire, engage, and monetize fans.

8 Apr 17, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

Means of Creation

Assessing Clubhouse’s Post-Pandemic Future

Also: Getty Images acquires Unsplash, LinkedIn’s new creator mode, the math behind MrBeast’s businesses, and more

23 Apr 10, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

Means of Creation

How can Creators become successful Angel Investors?

Also: Spotify’s answer to Clubhouse, Cameo’s $1 billion valuation, Substack’s $650 million valuation, and more

7 Apr 3, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Human Speculation

BitClout is a new service that allows anyone to create a publicly-tradable token. Will it work? What effect could it have?

13 🔒 Apr 1, 2021 by Nathan Baschez