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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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Why Slack Was Willing to Sell

Three shorts: the strategy behind the news, in as few bullet points as possible.

8 🔒 Dec 2, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Why AT&T is betting the farm on HBO Max

Also in Three Shorts: Amazon buying Wondery, and Calm's $2b valuation

7 🔒 Dec 9, 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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Why Content is King

How media creates power

268 🔒 Dec 18, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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“Why Content is King” Follow-ups

Your questions and critiques, answered!

9 🔒 Jan 5, 2021 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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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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Human Speculation

BitClout is a new service that allows anyone to create a publicly-tradable token. Will it work? What effect could it have?

13 🔒 Apr 1, 2021 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

46 May 1, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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Fashion’s Digital Future

Why I bought an outfit I’ll never wear IRL

3 🔒 May 7, 2021 by Leigh Cuen

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Why I Love Working at Startups

A friendly rebuttal

36 🔒 May 21, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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The Inner Ring of The Internet

Hi, Nathan here! It’s been too long, I know!! I’ve got a big piece on product wedges coming out next week, but today I am so excited to shar

57 Jul 10, 2021 by Ali Montag

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The Product Wedge: How To Scope Your Initial Product

How and why early-stage startups sacrifice power for growth

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

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Twitter’s Longform Strategy

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

38 🔒 Aug 20, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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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 Power Works in Venture Capital

Is being Sequoia actually pretty easy?

27 🔒 Sep 7, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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Overcoming Web3 Bias

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

34 Sep 13, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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Will DAOs replace Corporations?

Or, how NounsDAO plans to take over the world

54 Sep 21, 2021 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

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

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What is “Intrinsic” Value?

And does it matter?

12 🔒 Oct 5, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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How Memes Control Everything

The Economics of Belief Transmission

49 Oct 13, 2021 by Nathan Baschez