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Why Content is King

How media creates power

337 Dec 18, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Inside the Clubhouse

The surprisingly compelling audio app that has consumed my life

243 Apr 24, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Complexity Convection

The lifecycle of a business is to be born simple, grow complex, and then die.

222 Jul 24, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Roam’s road ahead

How the tool for networked thought can grow into its $200m valuation

220 🔒 Sep 18, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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DALL·E 2 and The Origin of Vibe Shifts

By Means of Natural Selection

188 Apr 22, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Instagram can’t recreate TikTok’s Magic

The content format is a red herring. What really matters is the structure and purpose of TikTok’s network, which is antithetical to Instagram.

172 Aug 24, 2020 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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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.

134 Mar 16, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Bundle Magic

How to make 1 + 1 = 3

130 Apr 16, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Execution is Exponential

The math that quantifies how much execution matters

110 🔒 Aug 10, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Beware Flavored Software

If you’re building the tech equivalent of balsamic strawberry ice cream, don’t expect vanilla scale

108 Jan 4, 2023 by Nathan Baschez

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Finding Power

An introduction to Clay Christensen’s most underrated idea: “The Conservation of Modularity”

106 🔒 May 4, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Intelligent Tools

A third revolution in software is happening, and we’re just beginning to understand it.

98 🔒 Aug 31, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Will HEY Work?

The dust has settled. Now what?

97 🔒 Jun 26, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Writing as Strategy

Five lesser-known benefits of thinking out loud

95 Jan 11, 2023 by Nathan Baschez

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How Lex Happened

25,000 users in 24 hours

94 Oct 19, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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⚠️ Time to BeWorried ⚠️

Viral photo app BeReal has a unique feature, but not a unique network.

92 Aug 24, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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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

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My Philosophy of Product Building

Mastering the art of 0 to 1

92 Nov 23, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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The open podcast ecosystem is dying — here’s how to save it.

It’s time to compete. Not complain.

90 🔒 May 21, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Writing with Machines

How AI will—and won’t—change writing

85 Oct 26, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Will the Metaverse replace PCs?

Meta thinks it will, and they are betting everything on it.

83 Oct 12, 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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Advice for Building in AI

Separating the signal from the noise

81 Jan 25, 2023 by 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