Nathan Baschez

@nbaschez

Divinations

Why Content is King

How media creates power

268 🔒 Dec 18, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#50 - Substack Reader is here! Is it good?

Dan and Nathan address the news that’s been dominating the Everything Slack all day: Substack’s long-awaited reader, which collects your new

9 Dec 17, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Three Shorts: Axios, Crunchyroll, Periscope

The strategy behind the news, in as few bullet points as possible

24 🔒 Dec 16, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Side Hustle or Job Replacement? What Platforms Like Poshmark Are Really Providing

News Roundup #13: lottery meets YouTuber, Reddit’s Dubsmash acquisition, and a database with 20,000+ newsletters

14 🔒 Dec 16, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Deconstructing Social Tech, with Chris Messina

And the product dynamics that drive social platforms

10 Dec 16, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#49 - On Stress: Dan would like to speak with the manager

After giving Nathan proper credit for getting him to finally listen to—and enjoy—podcasts, Dan takes a pressing question from a recent one t

5 Dec 12, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#48 - Consumable Software

Nathan loops Dan in on something he thought was a problem: falling in and out of love with different software too quickly. Turns out, it’s m

3 Dec 10, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Exploring Online Community Dynamics, with Nadia Eghbal

And what content creators can learn from open-source developers

2 Dec 10, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Why AT&T is betting the farm on HBO Max

Also in Three Shorts: Amazon buying Wondery, and Calm's $2b valuation

7 🔒 Dec 9, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

News Roundup #12: YouTube Revamps Premieres & A New Player in Local Newsletters

Read to the end for a 9-year-old YouTube star who launched a Roblox world

12 🔒 Dec 8, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#47 - What founders can learn from Slack’s story

Reacting to the news of Slack’s purchase by Salesforce, Nathan gets into the different opportunities in hardware vs. software and Dan goes d

8 Dec 3, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

All Things Technology, Film, and Media, with Eugene Wei

And understanding how psychology affects consumer behavior

5 Dec 3, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Why Slack Was Willing to Sell

Three shorts: the strategy behind the news, in as few bullet points as possible.

8 🔒 Dec 2, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

News Roundup #11: China Restricts Live Streaming & Spotify Testing Stories

Welcome to Issue #11 of the Means of Creation weekly news roundup where we break down the latest news on the passion economy, including the

4 🔒 Dec 1, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#46 - Is Substack really milquetoast?

Dan and Nathan discuss one of many recent takes on Substack, and try to offer a counterpoint to the idea that newsletter writers need to mak

4 Nov 26, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Three Shorts: Snap, Apple, Vox

On Snap's take on TikTok, Apple's developer fee reduction, and Vox's talent attrition.

24 🔒 Nov 25, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

News Roundup #10: Snap launches its own version of Creator Fund & rare interview with OnlyFans CEO

Read to the end for publicly listed TikTok Creator Mansion

12 🔒 Nov 24, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#45 - Fleets, Reels, and Shop usher us into a period of turbulence

Dan and Nathan ponder the latest features shipped by Twitter and Instagram, and the reactions to both. At what point do compelling experienc

3 Nov 19, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Three Shorts: Instagram, Spotify, Substack

The strategy behind the news, in as few bullet points as possible

57 🔒 Nov 18, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Building Profitable Online Businesses, with Courtland Allen

And how software relates to the Passion Economy

1 Nov 18, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

News Roundup #9: Parlor Rises To The Top of App Store

Read to the end to learn how a business model changed a company culture

9 🔒 Nov 17, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#44 - What Kind of Nerd Are You?

After reading Dan’s Superorganizers profile on people person Peter Boyce, Nathan wonders why his hands-on approach to social and business ca

4 Nov 13, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#43 - The Power of Constraints

Nathan walks Dan through the ideas and strategy behind his new Divinations series, Three Shorts. How do you get from the Zone of Ignorance t

2 Nov 12, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Means of Creation Community Hangout with Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

A special episode with your Means of Creation hosts

6 Nov 12, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Three Shorts: Fast’s 1b valuation, McPlant’s power move, and Apple’s disruptive M1 chip

Hello! Welcome to Three Shorts, a recurring series where I unpack the strategy behind the news in as few bullet points as possible. Enjoy!

55 🔒 Nov 11, 2020 by Nathan Baschez