Means of Creation

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Means of Creation

Apple is Holding Back the Creator Economy

What happens when a product company tries to run a platform?

7 🔒 May 10, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

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Is The United States a Creator-Friendly Country?

European countries have built a robust social and economic safety net for creators. Why not the US?

5 🔒 May 22, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

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The Creator Economy Just Went Mainstream. Why?

Journalist Alex Kantrowitz on Big Tech’s shifting attitude towards creators

2 Jun 7, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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The Creator MBA

Creators are businesses. Over time, they will start to act like it.

2 🔒 Jun 16, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

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Inside Spotify’s Vision for Audio Creators

“We want people to live off their art” - Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström

2 Jun 30, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Jarrod Dicker Is Thinking A Lot About ‘Web 2.5’

The TCG partner on the most interesting investment opportunities in crypto right now

1 Jul 8, 2021

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Inside the Longform Content Game at Twitter

“There’s a massive appetite for content that goes beyond 280“ - Head of Longform Content Nick Sallon

2 Jul 20, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Playing Games to Earn a Living in the Metaverse

“As a player, you actually earn 2-3x more than an entry-level job” - Gabby Dizon, co-founder of Yield Guild Games

1 Jul 26, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Building a Driver-Owned Alternative to Uber and Lyft

Jason Prado, Head of Product at the Drivers Cooperative, is bridging the gap between labor and capital

1 Aug 17, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Could the creator economy work for fiction authors?

Let's face it: 'writer' has never been considered a viable career goal. And it may be harder to make money as a writer now than it has ever been before.

10 Aug 20, 2021 by Elle Griffin

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Understanding The Culture and Commerce Driving NFTs

"I like the idea of culture being more valuable and more people being able to profit from their taste" - Kyle Chayka

1 Aug 31, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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How Crypto Projects Like Loot are Rewriting the Playbook for Building Communities

Mirror’s Patrick Rivera on the convergence of crypto and the creator economy

1 Sep 14, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Packy McCormick on Web3 (how he got sucked in)

Packy McCormick, author of Not Boring, one of the most widely-read analysts in tech. His newsletter now has more than 75k subscribers and he

4 Sep 28, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Legitimacy Lost

How Creator Platforms Are Eroding Their Most Important Resource

68 Oct 14, 2021 by Li Jin and Katie Parrott

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The Man Who Taught a Robot to Paint

Can a piece of technology democratize the art world?

17 Oct 26, 2021 by Babe Howard

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Li Jin on the journey behind Variant’s new $110M fund to back the ownership economy

Variant and Atelier Ventures join forces as the passion economy and the ownership economy converge

22 Nov 30, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Should Creators Own Their Means of Creation?

Erik Forman on how to counteract the precarious realities of today’s platform economy

1 🔒 Dec 7, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Li Jin

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Braintrust’s Founders on How to Run a Decentralised Marketplace

Gabe Luna Ostaseski & Adam Jackson on why the way we work is broken and how to fix it

24 Dec 14, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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The Web3 Renaissance: A Golden Age for Content

Like this essay and want to support us to create more like it? Consider collecting it as an NFT!In January 1996, Bill Gates published what w

47 Dec 20, 2021 by Li Jin and Katie Parrott

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A Look Inside Pinterest’s Creator Strategy

Pinterest’s Global Head of Content & Creators unpacks why they’re doubling down on creators

17 Jan 4, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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DeFi Explained

Nat Eliason helps us understand Decentralized Finance from first principles

9 Jan 25, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Is Crypto *Actually* Destroying the Planet?

“Quantify the impact, reduce it as much as possible, and offset the rest” says Joseph Pallant - founder of the Blockchain for Climate Foundation

5 Feb 15, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Ethereum Explained

Preethi Kasireddy on what Ethereum is and how it works

2 Mar 1, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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The Rise of Fashion NFTs

Dani Loftus on disrupting the trillion dollar global fashion industry

3 Mar 15, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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DAOs Explained

Coordinape co-founder Tracheopteryx on how DAOs function, and what they entail for the future of work

4 Mar 22, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez