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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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Will HEY Work?

The dust has settled. Now what?

97 🔒 Jun 26, 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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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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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

38 Jul 11, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Means of Creation #2: Greg Isenberg

On the unbundling of Reddit into vertical communities

5 🔒 Jul 16, 2020 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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Means of Creation #3: Lenny Rachitsky

On newsletters, platforms, marketplaces, and more

3 🔒 Jul 23, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Complexity Convection

The lifecycle of a business is to be born simple, grow complex, and then die.

39 Jul 24, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Means of Creation #4: Leah Culver & Erik Berlin

The co-founders of Breaker, on podcasting, platforms, and media

0 🔒 Jul 30, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Disrupting Disruption Pt. 2 — Ben Thompson

The “divine discontent” critique

6 🔒 Aug 2, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Means of Creation #5: Nathan Barry

On newsletters, courses, and creator marketing

4 🔒 Aug 2, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Disrupting Disruption: Alex Danco

Two theories; one of them good

6 🔒 Aug 9, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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The inventors of “the passion economy” thesis, live on Zoom

I'm interviewing Li Jin and Adam Davidson on Friday!

2 Aug 12, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Instagram can’t recreate TikTok’s Magic

The content format is a red herring. What really matters is the structure and purpose of TikTok’s network, which is antithetical to Instagram.

151 Aug 24, 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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Announcement!

Plus, how to be a person on the Internet, with Visakan Veerasamy

1 🔒 Sep 3, 2020 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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Roam’s road ahead

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

217 🔒 Sep 18, 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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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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What I got wrong about Quibi

A post-mortem for a failed prediction, and a failed startup

11 🔒 Oct 22, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Facebook’s cloud gaming strategy: smarter than it seems

The return of Three Shorts!

9 🔒 Oct 28, 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!

55 🔒 Nov 11, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Three Shorts: Instagram, Spotify, Substack

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

57 🔒 Nov 18, 2020 by Nathan Baschez