Nathan Baschez

@nbaschez

President of Everything!

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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.

111 🔒 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

Means of Creation

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

69 🔒 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

Means of Creation

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

Means of Creation

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

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Notes on ConstitutionDAO

A few quick observations

24 🔒 Nov 18, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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The two biggest critiques of web3, analyzed

With a little help from Clay Christensen, strategy legend

23 🔒 Nov 12, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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How Valuation Works

A guide to the “right way” (discounted cash flow analysis), and why “everything is dumb right now.”

41 🔒 Nov 4, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Eric Thompson

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How Memes Control Everything

The Economics of Belief Transmission

63 🔒 Oct 13, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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What is “Intrinsic” Value?

And does it matter?

15 🔒 Oct 5, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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The Market Wedge: How to Pick Your Initial Market

How and why early-stage startups sacrifice growth for power

18 🔒 Sep 30, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Eric Thompson

Means of Creation

Packy McCormick on Web3 (how he got sucked in)

Packy McCormick, author of Not Boring, one of the most widely-read analysts in tech. His newsletter now has more than 75k subscribers and he

4 Sep 28, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Will DAOs replace Corporations?

Or, how NounsDAO plans to take over the world

58 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