Nathan Baschez

@nbaschez

President of Everything!

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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

53 Jul 20, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Did Medium Succeed?

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

149 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

81 🔒 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

51 Apr 30, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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DALL·E 2 and The Origin of Vibe Shifts

By Means of Natural Selection

186 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

40 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

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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.

133 Mar 16, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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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

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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

5 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

70 🔒 Feb 2, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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DeFi Explained

Nat Eliason helps us understand Decentralized Finance from first principles

9 Jan 25, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez