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How Competition Works

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

32 🔒 Dec 17, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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Disrupting Disruption

Strategy’s most famous theory could be wrong

32 Jul 19, 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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Notion’s $2b Valuation is Sensible, Probably

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

29 🔒 Apr 10, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Why is Netflix more profitable than Spotify?

Three Shorts — April 2nd, 2020

27 🔒 Apr 2, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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How creators can go “on tour” on the internet

Growing an audience ain’t what it used to be

25 May 9, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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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

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Why I like Dispo

David Dobrik’s new photo-sharing app just might be a winner.

24 🔒 Feb 20, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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Three Shorts: Axios, Crunchyroll, Periscope

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

24 🔒 Dec 16, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Intangible Returns

How strict prioritization processes cause malaise, and why you should take gut instinct more seriously in your planning process.

20 🔒 Sep 29, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Strategy Drunk

A little Learning is a dang'rous Thing;Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring:There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain,And drinking

20 Dec 15, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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5 interesting strategy decisions from WWDC

Decoding Apple's intentions

20 🔒 Jun 23, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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PepsiCo goes DTC

One new strategy. Two new websites.

20 🔒 May 20, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Why winners sometimes take all, and sometimes don’t

Lessons from ecology’s “competitive exclusion principle”

19 🔒 Oct 11, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Great strategies depend on great inputs — here’s how to find them.

Hiten Shah on why “garbage in, garbage out” applies to strategy, too.

19 Feb 19, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Disrupting Disruption: Helmer’s Razor

Can disruption be simplified?

19 🔒 Sep 1, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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The Five Forces—video edition!

Trying something new - what do you think?

18 🔒 Jan 30, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Kernel Strategies

Six attributes of high-traction startups

18 🔒 May 31, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Why I wouldn’t invest in consumer health hardware

(Ceci n’est pas investment advice.)

18 🔒 Jun 13, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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“Shop” from Shopify: right problem, wrong solution

Opening a marketplace creates complicated new tradeoffs

18 May 1, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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How Clay Christensen’s failure helped me process my own

A eulogy for a larger-than-life thinker

15 Feb 5, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Announcing: Means of Creation

A new talk show starring Li Jin and yours truly

14 🔒 Jul 8, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Sahil’s Second Act (audio edition)

Hello again! Yesterday after I published the Sahil Lavingia interview I received a tweet from my friend Alex: https://twitter.com/CantHardyW

13 Jan 10, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Dominance Friction

Jesse Beyroutey, partner at IA Ventures, on why some companies achieve dominance while others get bogged down.

13 Mar 5, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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How to use incentive alignment to unlock faster growth (in the real world)

My recent interview with Jesse Beyroutey solidified a hunch that I’ve been nursing for awhile: Incentive alignment is one of the most import

12 🔒 Mar 12, 2020 by Nathan Baschez