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June 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: 7.01.2021)
The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant
How hard did Steve Jobs work? Did this change over time?
The YouTube Revolution in Knowledge Transfer
Stripe: Thinking Like a Civilization
Cryptonetworks and Cities: Analogies
How to Get Rich
What You'll Wish You'd Known
Instagram Influencer Hushpuppi’s Rise Was Allegedly Fueled by Cyber Scams
It’s Payday for College Athletes as New Compensation Laws Take Effect
Building Products at Slack
How Azur Games grew its hypercasual games to 1.5B downloads
What does MongoDB do?
52 Blue: The loneliest whale in the world
Data dive: anatomy of a Steam game launch
Sometimes, paying attention means we see the world less clearly
The Rise of the $10 Million Disc Golf Celebrity
Pandemic Progress
Web3 protocols - Faster growth, less funding, and quicker exits that Web2 companies
Liquidity Mining: A User-Centric Token Distribution Strategy
Vampire Attack - an attack on liquidity dependent protocols
The future of decentralized finance
Where stablecoins are headed
What explains the rise of AMMs?
Creating the Future of Work
Unicorn Market Cap, June 2021 (Almost Post-Pandemic Edition)
Scale: Rational in the Fullness of Time
Why a Leading Venture Capitalist Is Betting on a Decentralized Internet
The "API Mandate" Memo
State of Chief of Staff in Tech — 2021
r/NoSurf: A Subreddit for the Very Offline
Decentralized Finance: What It Is, Why It Matters
The Future of Games Is Instant
Meebits or Bored Apes? NFT Rivalry Pits Commerce vs Community
How Netflix could become the 'Netflix of Gaming'
Why Your Inner Circle Should Stay Small, and How to Shrink It
Technology Saves the World
Don't End The Week With Nothing
What We Learned Doing Fast Grants
I spent a day with THE FOUNDERS of AMONG US
Is Convex the YFI killer?
Iron Finance Implodes After ‘Bank Run’
Reputation in Web3: Ships Built on the Great Flood
Evolution of the FWB DAO
Reputation - 30,000 Feet
Reputation in a multi-identity world
The Composability of Identity across Web2 and Web3
The Tinderization of the Internet
How Hackers Used Slack to Break into EA Games
Audience-First Products
🦸‍♂️ Mega Marketplaces 🦸‍♂️
Accidental Billionaires: How Seven Academics Who Didn’t Want To Make A Cent Are Now Worth Billions
Kevin Durant and (Possibly) the Greatest Basketball Team of All Time
LeBron James’s Agent Is Transforming the Business of Basketball
Scrounging for Hits, Hollywood Goes Back to the Video Game Well
Hey, so, I Think I Fucking Hate the Internet
The Globalization Of Venture Capital Investing
The Next Generation of Community Infrastructure
The Future of Work
A Project of One's Own
Proof of stake will not save us
How to Read: Rediscovering books in the digital age
PleasrDao✨ Genesis: a cartel of $PEEPS that aim to pleas
An Anime Meme Goes Viral On Brazilian TikTok
Why brands like L’Oreal are creating their own TV shows
Pivotal Offsite
we never learn
The Cooperation Economy 🤝
The Rise and Fall of Habbo Hotel
The Insider Story of Waze
Customers Love Free Stuff ... But That’s Not Your Problem
Roasting Startup Pitch Decks
Ape Armies and Investor Relations
Main Street Bets
Merlin’s Owl
Passport
Bonding Curves In Depth: Intuition & Parametrization
Money Laundry: The Rise of the Crypto Sock Market
The Day the Music Burned
How Bitcoin Works Under the Hood - YouTube
Rituals for hypergrowth: An inside look at how YouTube scaled
Gokul Rajaram on why he doesn't celebrate feature launches
How I got into web3 and crypto space