November 2021 | Archive

I'm trying an experiment where I use Notion to save all of the interesting articles that I read this past month. Follow me at @blakeir (Updated: 11.03.2021)
A Twitter Troll's Take on the Future of Investing
Betting on Unknown Unknowns
Composability is Innovation
I made a secret YouTube channel to prove it's not luck
Land speculators will kill your game's growth
Product vs. Protocol: Finding a Balance in Web3
Saying No 100 Times A Day
The Internet Has Massively Broadened Career Possibilities
The Munger Operating System: A Life That Works
The Reading Obsession
A Former Facebook VP Thinks Investing in Humans Is the Future of VC
A New Genre of Work
Amateur Environments
As We May Think
Avoiding Stupidity is Easier than Seeking Brilliance
Bank transfers as a payment method
Cities and Ambition
Crypto Cities
Debit cards as financial infrastructure
Designing premium pass systems in games
Developer tools: why it’s hard to build a big business
Discord: Imagine a Place
Everything You Need to Know About DAOs
How credit cards make money
How I Got My Brain Back
How Memes Move Markets
How This All Happened
How we survived the pandemic against impossible odds
Infiltrating Amazon: What I learned going undercover at the corporate giant
Intimacy from the inanimate in house-moving puzzler Unpacking
Microsoft and the Metaverse
Nadia Eghbal | The creator economy
Notes on Alex Zhu of musical.ly
On Apps and Coffee
Payments in Japan
Peter Thiel's Religion - David Perell
Pinduoduo and the Rise of Social E-Commerce: Founder Stories
Power To The Players
Rising above it all
Seed Rounds At $100mm Post Money
Some paradoxes of modern life
Stytch: Kill the Password
Talent, Value Distribution, & Liquidity in Crypto Protocols
The 2000s housing bubble was greatly exaggerated
The current state of web3
The Era of Participatory Social.
The Feynman Technique: The Best Way to Learn Anything
The Internet Broke Brand Loyalty
The Metaverse and (near-)infinite economic growth
The Observer Effect – Mike Cannon-Brookes
The Rise of Media-First Investors
The Shitposting Gods of Silicon Valley
The stuff people live in
Tiger Global: How to Win
Uniswap Research Report: Discord, Governance, Community
Virgil Abloh And His Watches
Virgil Abloh's Death Doesn't Affect His World-Shaping Legacy
Why Americans Are Always Running Out of Time
Words With Web3’s King: An Interview With Chris Dixon
WWIII Already Exists But This Time It’s a Cultural War and It’s Happening on the Internet
Your Board of Directors is Probably Going to Fire You
‘I Could Never Abandon Them’: Neopets Users Play On