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Trade-offs are your friend

You probably can't have your cake and eat it too. But that's just fine.

51 🔒 Dec 31, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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Sahil’s Second Act

Gumroad’s founder shares what he’s learned about strategy, product, and growth.

50 Jan 9, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Understanding the Covid-19 Recession

What happens when an economy holds its breath?

48 Mar 27, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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“The value chain” is the DNA of business

An introduction to one of Michael Porter’s most enduring frameworks

48 🔒 Jan 8, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Year Two

A messy slog that changed everything for me

47 Jan 21, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Spotify’s Upcoming “Open Access Platform” is as Surprising as it is Awesome

I hope it becomes a new paradigm for the creator economy

47 May 1, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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Twitter as a City-State

The Argument for Democracy in Cyberspace

47 Apr 30, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Introducing Divinations

A new conduit for knowledge of business strategy

46 Dec 12, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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What good is strategy right now?

A conflict of interest

44 Jun 5, 2020 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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A Post-Mortem for Social Podcast Discovery

Three reasons why RSS still dominates in audio, but not text.

40 🔒 Feb 5, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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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

40 Jul 11, 2020 by 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

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Elon is Right: Twitter Should Open Up the Algorithm

Commoditizing tweets’ complement (the algorithm) will increase usage and rebuild trust

39 Apr 15, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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The Four Strategies

How to understand the essence of any business

38 🔒 Feb 11, 2020 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

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Why I Love Working at Startups

A friendly rebuttal

37 🔒 May 21, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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Your actual competition

A guide to Porter’s “Five Forces” framework—through the lens of Spotify

36 🔒 Jan 16, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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How Competition Works

It’s not like war, but it’s not like art class, either.

34 🔒 Dec 17, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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Strategy Smells

Hints that your strategy isn't working

33 🔒 Sep 4, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Why Sh*t is Hitting the Fan

How the Fed accidentally scuttled your Series B, simply explained

33 🔒 May 12, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Disrupting Disruption

Strategy’s most famous theory could be wrong

33 Jul 19, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Notion’s $2b Valuation is Sensible, Probably

Three Shorts: Notion, Roam, and “Time Preference”

30 🔒 Apr 10, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Product Case Study: HEY

A radical new take on email

29 🔒 Jul 3, 2020 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