Nathan Baschez

@nbaschez

Divinations

Means of Creation #3: Lenny Rachitsky

On newsletters, platforms, marketplaces, and more

3 🔒 Jul 23, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#14 - Focus pocus

As the Everything bundle grows, Nathan’s focus seems to have disappeared. Dan helps him troubleshoot, and by the end of the episode, we deci

4 Jul 22, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Disrupting Disruption

Strategy’s most famous theory could be wrong

32 Jul 19, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#13 - Disruption and its discontents

Dan interviews Nathan about his forthcoming series of Divinations essays that explore critiques of the traditional theory of disruption. In

2 Jul 17, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Means of Creation #2: Greg Isenberg

On the unbundling of Reddit into vertical communities

5 🔒 Jul 16, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#12 - It’s Disruption Week!! (part 1)

Dan and Nathan are both writing about Clay Christensen’s iconic theory of disruption, so we decided the second week of July every year is go

2 Jul 15, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Strategy should be painful

Businesses plateau for two reasons: Their strategy is wrong (Wrong Strategy Syndrome) They fail to execute any strategy at all (Fuzzy Strat

38 Jul 11, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#11 - Two entrepreneurs and a journalist walk into a podcast

Today, Dan and Nathan welcome guest Alex Kantrowitz to Talk Therapy! (This is a special episode that’s twice as long as usual!) Alex left hi

3 Jul 10, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#10 - Escaping the trough of writing sorrow

Dan and Nathan commiserate over their writing slump and strategize how to escape it. Meanwhile, Adam’s essay hits the top of Hacker News! T

3 Jul 9, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Announcing: Means of Creation

A new talk show starring Li Jin and yours truly

14 🔒 Jul 8, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Product Case Study: HEY

A radical new take on email

29 🔒 Jul 3, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#9 - Tech vs Media hits a new low

Why is there so much animosity between the tech industry and journalists? Dan and Nathan try to sort through the muck.

5 Jul 3, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#8 - The model was actually right!

Four months ago, when we only had a couple hundred paying subscribers, Adam Keesling made a financial model that predicted we’d have 1,462 c

7 Jul 1, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Will HEY Work?

The dust has settled. Now what?

96 🔒 Jun 26, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#7 - The Last Chip with Chris Bosh

Dan and Nathan talk about helping Chris Bosh launch a newsletter: The Last Chip.

0 Jun 23, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

5 interesting strategy decisions from WWDC

Decoding Apple's intentions

20 🔒 Jun 23, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#6 - Art vs. Science

Dan and Nathan discuss the art and science of starting a newsletter business. And how they’re probably more on the art side than you might g

0 Jun 20, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#5 - The Results

Dan and Nathan look back on how the Tiago Forte launch went, and learn an important lesson: before you start troubleshooting, make sure the

0 Jun 16, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#4 - Adding Tiago Forte to the Bundle

Dan and Nathan discuss adding Tiago Forte to the Everything bundle, and take bets on how the launch will go. Click here to read the transcri

1 Jun 15, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#3 - How do you choose who to work with?

Dan and Nathan discuss an existential question for any creative and ambitious person: How do you choose to work with someone or on something

1 Jun 13, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Why I wouldn’t invest in consumer health hardware

(Ceci n’est pas investment advice.)

18 🔒 Jun 13, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#2 - Work/Life Harmony

Dan and Nathan discuss balancing meetings with getting writing done. They also discuss balancing living a happy life with trying to put out

2 Jun 11, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#1 - The Bundle Digest

Dan and Nathan start out discussing the concept of Talk Therapy: a place to talk about the process of building a media business as it happen

1 Jun 9, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Talk Therapy

#0: The story of how we met (start here!)

Two friends start a business together. What could go wrong? Click here to read the transcript for this episode.

3 Jun 7, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

What good is strategy right now?

A conflict of interest

44 Jun 5, 2020 by Nathan Baschez