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The Library

All reviews of books, podcasts, articles, etc

🔒 Dec 12, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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Facebook’s cloud gaming strategy: smarter than it seems

The return of Three Shorts!

🔒 Oct 28, 2020 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

Dec 19, 2019 by Nathan Baschez

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“Why Content is King” Follow-ups

Your questions and critiques, answered!

1 🔒 Jan 5, 2021 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.

Mar 20, 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

🔒 Dec 16, 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.

🔒 Dec 2, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Sonos Radio: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Moat

What the speaker company’s new music play is really all about

🔒 Apr 29, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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What can we learn from Facebook Portal?

Three Shorts: Facebook Portal — back from the dead!; an advertising arbitrage opportunity; a funny story about the power of incentives

🔒 Apr 17, 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

🔒 Feb 19, 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

Mar 6, 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

🔒 Dec 9, 2020 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.

🔒 Nov 25, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Disrupting Disruption Pt. 2 — Ben Thompson

The “divine discontent” critique

🔒 Aug 2, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Divinations Podcast #004 - On Quibi

This week on the Divinations podcast, Adam Keesling and I are interviewed by our pal Dan Shipper about our Quibi prediction piece! How to Li

Apr 8, 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

Feb 21, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Means of Creation #2: Greg Isenberg

On the unbundling of Reddit into vertical communities

🔒 Jul 16, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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[Test from Staging] Creeping as a Service (CraaS)

How Spoonbill reveals our obsession with identity

2 Feb 9, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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Means of Creation #5: Nathan Barry

On newsletters, courses, and creator marketing

🔒 Aug 2, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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[audio] Quibi Will Be a Multi-Billion Dollar Company

Good afternoon! Here’s the audio version of the Quibi essay that Adam Keesling and I published today. It’s narrated by me, and the first few

🔒 Apr 6, 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

Jan 28, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Disrupting Disruption: Alex Danco

Two theories; one of them good

🔒 Aug 9, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Means of Creation #3: Lenny Rachitsky

On newsletters, platforms, marketplaces, and more

🔒 Jul 23, 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!

Aug 12, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

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Introducing the Divinations + Superorganizers Bundle!

Today only: a bundle of your favorite Substack publications for 60% off

Apr 13, 2020 by Nathan Baschez