Nathan Baschez

@nbaschez

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

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Overcoming Web3 Bias

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

59 Sep 13, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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How Power Works in Venture Capital

Is being Sequoia actually pretty easy?

29 🔒 Sep 7, 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

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

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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

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The Product Wedge: How To Scope Your Initial Product

How and why early-stage startups sacrifice power for growth

23 🔒 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