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The Four Strategies

How to understand the essence of any business

37 🔒 Feb 11, 2020 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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Why I Love Working at Startups

A friendly rebuttal

36 🔒 May 21, 2021 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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Overcoming Web3 Bias

How to navigate strange new paradigms that could change everything—unless they don’t.

33 Sep 13, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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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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How Power Works in Venture Capital

Is being Sequoia actually pretty easy?

27 🔒 Sep 7, 2021 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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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: 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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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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PepsiCo goes DTC

One new strategy. Two new websites.

20 🔒 May 20, 2020 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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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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Wedges: How To Scope Your Initial Product

How and why early-stage startups sacrifice power for growth

20 🔒 Jul 16, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Austin Langlinais

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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.

20 Feb 19, 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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Disrupting Disruption: Helmer’s Razor

Can disruption be simplified?

19 🔒 Sep 1, 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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Kernel Strategies

Six attributes of high-traction startups

18 🔒 May 31, 2020 by Nathan Baschez