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How Memes Control Everything

The Economics of Belief Transmission

63 🔒 Oct 13, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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Recursive Publishing

A force to be reckoned with

60 🔒 Mar 31, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Will DAOs replace Corporations?

Or, how NounsDAO plans to take over the world

58 Sep 21, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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Three Shorts: Instagram, Spotify, Substack

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

58 🔒 Nov 18, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Three Shorts: Fast’s 1b valuation, McPlant’s power move, and Apple’s disruptive M1 chip

Hello! Welcome to Three Shorts, a recurring series where I unpack the strategy behind the news in as few bullet points as possible.Enjoy!Fas

55 🔒 Nov 11, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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healthOS

Apple is building an operating system for health

54 Jun 12, 2020

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Peloton’s Next Move: Become a Platform

Opening up to external content is the only way to ensure durability, scalability, and defensibility.

53 🔒 Feb 26, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Quibi Will Be A Multi-Billion Dollar Company

Short-form premium video is here to stay.

53 Apr 6, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Finding Power: How To Do Market Analysis

A step-by-step process for uncovering the power dynamics that govern any industry

51 Jul 20, 2022 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.

51 🔒 Dec 31, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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Twitter as a City-State

The Argument for Democracy in Cyberspace

50 Apr 30, 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.

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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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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Year Two

A messy slog that changed everything for me

47 Jan 21, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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Introducing Divinations

A new conduit for knowledge of business strategy

47 Dec 12, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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Book Review: Slouching Towards Utopia

The origins of economic progress, and what comes next

44 🔒 Sep 7, 2022 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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Why Sh*t is Hitting the Fan

How the Fed accidentally scuttled your Series B, simply explained

42 🔒 May 12, 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.”

41 🔒 Nov 4, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Eric Thompson

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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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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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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