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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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Notes on ConstitutionDAO

A few quick observations

24 🔒 Nov 18, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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Friendly Competition and Subtle Defection

My wife and I recently bought our first home and we’re expecting our first child soon, so, as you can imagine, we’ve been doing a lot of wor

23 🔒 Apr 7, 2022 by Nathan Baschez

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The two biggest critiques of web3, analyzed

With a little help from Clay Christensen, strategy legend

23 🔒 Nov 12, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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How Every Executes: two tweaks that generated ~54% more paid subscribers

Real data from our business showing how execution is exponential

23 🔒 Aug 17, 2022 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.

22 Feb 19, 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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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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Disrupting Disruption: Helmer’s Razor

Can disruption be simplified?

19 🔒 Sep 1, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Kernel Strategies

Six attributes of high-traction startups

19 🔒 May 31, 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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“Shop” from Shopify: right problem, wrong solution

Opening a marketplace creates complicated new tradeoffs

19 May 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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The Five Forces—video edition!

Trying something new - what do you think?

18 🔒 Jan 30, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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The Market Wedge: How to Pick Your Initial Market

How and why early-stage startups sacrifice growth for power

18 🔒 Sep 30, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Eric Thompson

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Spotify Bets on Apple Antitrust

Their new paid podcast feature only makes sense in a world where in-app purchase rules are relaxed.

16 🔒 Aug 27, 2021 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

16 Feb 5, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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What is “Intrinsic” Value?

And does it matter?

15 🔒 Oct 5, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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The Athlete as Creator

How new regulations have brought college athletes into the creator economy, big time

15 🔒 Dec 15, 2021 by Matt Ragland

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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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How Power Works in the Writing Industry

A market analysis, Divinations-style

13 🔒 Aug 3, 2022 by Nathan Baschez