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The Boy Who Cried Unicorn

Rating my predictions from 2020: what worked, what didn’t, and what I learned along the way

Apr 26, 2023 by Nathan Baschez

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The Infinite Article

How close are we to having a personal AI that can write the perfect thing just for us?

2 Sep 28, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Understanding the Covid-19 Recession

What happens when an economy holds its breath?

Mar 27, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Quibi Will Be A Multi-Billion Dollar Company

Short-form premium video is here to stay.

Apr 6, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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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.

Dec 31, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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Technology Waves and How to Ride Them

Advice for Generalist Founders

Nov 16, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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What to Do After You Launch

Say you just launched a product to a group of users for the first time. What now?

Nov 2, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Sahil’s Second Act

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

Jan 9, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Introducing Divinations

A new conduit for knowledge of business strategy

Dec 12, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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What good is strategy right now?

A conflict of interest

Jun 5, 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

Jan 8, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Elon is Right: Twitter Should Open Up the Algorithm

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

3 Apr 15, 2022 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.”

1 Nov 4, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Eric Thompson

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Why Sh*t is Hitting the Fan

How the Fed accidentally scuttled your Series B, simply explained

1 May 12, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Twitter’s Longform Strategy

What does the future hold for readers and writers on Twitter?

5 Aug 20, 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

Jul 11, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Roam’s road ahead

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

Sep 18, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Disrupting Disruption

Strategy’s most famous theory could be wrong

Jul 19, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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How Competition Works

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

Dec 17, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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Your actual competition

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

Jan 16, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Strategy Smells

Hints that your strategy isn't working

Sep 4, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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The Four Strategies

How to understand the essence of any business

Feb 11, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Notion’s $2b Valuation is Sensible, Probably

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

Apr 10, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Product Case Study: HEY

A radical new take on email

Jul 3, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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The two biggest critiques of web3, analyzed

With a little help from Clay Christensen, strategy legend

Nov 12, 2021 by Nathan Baschez