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Introducing Divinations

A new conduit for knowledge of business strategy

45 Dec 12, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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The Library

All reviews of books, podcasts, articles, etc

10 🔒 Dec 12, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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Competitive Strategy, by Michael Porter

The "Divinations" Summary / Review

9 🔒 Dec 12, 2019 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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How Competition Works

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

32 🔒 Dec 17, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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Ben Gilbert on how Acquired launched their paid podcast

It’s weird, but in some ways, side projects require better strategy than regular businesses. They’re so easy to quit. Even if you love it, y

9 Dec 19, 2019 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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“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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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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Sahil’s Second Act (audio edition)

Hello again! Yesterday after I published the Sahil Lavingia interview I received a tweet from my friend Alex: https://twitter.com/CantHardyW

13 Jan 10, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Your actual competition

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

36 🔒 Jan 16, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Brianne Kimmel’s Momentum Investing

How the founder of WorkLife Ventures built one of Silicon Valley’s most sought after emerging funds from scratch.

10 Jan 20, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Inside Overstock’s strategy shift from horizontal to vertical

Geoff Atkinson, the former SVP Marketing at Overstock, explains how strategy shifts can emerge through experimentation

5 Jan 28, 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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How Clay Christensen’s failure helped me process my own

A eulogy for a larger-than-life thinker

15 Feb 5, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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The Four Strategies

How to understand the essence of any business

36 🔒 Feb 11, 2020 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.

20 Feb 19, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Great strategies depend on great inputs — here’s how to find them.

Two new things this week for subscribers! I narrated an audio version of this article just for paying subscribers like you. I’m going to do

7 🔒 Feb 19, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Divinations Podcast #001 - Hiten Shah

Hey! Something special today :) I always wanted to release the raw audio of the interviews I do. But part of the magic of the original inter

4 Feb 21, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Dominance Friction

Jesse Beyroutey, partner at IA Ventures, on why some companies achieve dominance while others get bogged down.

13 Mar 5, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Dominance Friction [audio]

Hey subscribers! Here is the audio version of the Jesse Beyroutey interview on Dominance Friction. If you haven’t already, I strongly encour

0 🔒 Mar 5, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Divinations Podcast #002 - Discussing “Dominance Friction” with Dan Shipper

The Divinations Podcast is back! (If you want to add it to your podcast app, press “add to podcast app” by the audio player above!) This wee

5 Mar 6, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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How to use incentive alignment to unlock faster growth (in the real world)

My recent interview with Jesse Beyroutey solidified a hunch that I’ve been nursing for awhile: Incentive alignment is one of the most import

12 🔒 Mar 12, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Does Sonos have a moat?

Sonos filled homes with silky smooth sound, but it’s questionable if their strategic decisions made them anything more than commodity hardware.

9 Mar 20, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Does Sonos have a moat? [audio]

This is a subscriber-only audio edition of the most recent Divinations essay: “Does Sonos have a moat?” It’s narrated and edited by me, Nath

1 🔒 Mar 20, 2020 by Nathan Baschez