March 2021 | Archive

100 Very Short Rules for a Better Life
A Complete Primer to Real Time Payments in the US
A New Funnel for Music
A Word on NFTs
Abridged: Youzan deep-dive
Addison Rae and the Beauty of 78.5 Million Followers
An audience with Index Ventures' fintech team
BlackRock 2.0: Substack for Trading
Board Meetings As Meditations
Bottom Up Pricing & Packaging: Let the User Journey Be Your Guide
Bus Factor
Commenting vs. making
Coupang: The Art of Obsession
Creative Think
Digital Sky Technologies takes $200m stake in Facebook
Elon Musks’ “3-Step” First Principles Thinking
Enterprise Gateway Marketplaces Will Turn Large Organizations Inside-Out
Excel Never Dies
Finance as culture
Free startup ideas (from @dwr)
Game Devs Explain Why Doors Are One Of The Worst Features To Implement
Gaming is Eating Culture
Hipgnosis Is Buying Mega Music Libraries — and Plans to Spend $1 Billion More
How does authentication work?
How Figma’s multiplayer technology works
How John And Patrick Collison Built Stripe Into The PayPal Of The Mobile Era
How Scenes Work, with Jim O'Shaughnessy
How to Improve Focus and Energy
How Two Buck Chuck revolutionized the wine industry
I Know What You Think of Me
In-Depth Guide on How to Greatly Boost Video Chat Quality
Jesse Jacobs and Mike Kerns on Building The Chernin Group
Legacy of a "crazy" deal.
Looking Closely is Everything
Making Uncommon Knowledge Common
Mediatonic made around 130 games before it struck gold with Fall Guys
Memetic Arrows & Narrative Currency // part 1?
Moderation in Infrastructure
Moore's Law for Everything
Narratives and hype in verticals
NFTs and CBGBs: how's that for a clickbait title
NFTs and the Future of Work
NFTs for Digital Art Are Surging in Popularity —and Price. What Are They Really Worth?
NFTs Need an Audience
No-Code & Low-Code by Pietro & Ben
Nobody Cares
On art and business and context and mirrors
on being known
on learning in public
on shame
on sticking with it
Outgrowing software
Owning the funnel
Pipe It! Platforms, Funding, and the Future
Progressive Decentralization: A Playbook for Building Crypto Applications
Proof of Passion
Proof of X
Reddit: Organized Lightning
Regulating Anti-Social Behavior
Remix Culture: Jumpstarting Creativity
Retail, rent and things that don't scale
Sick of Myself
Something is Happening in Germany
Sourdough bread, ASMR, and subreddits: virtual communities are here to stay
Steve Jobs - Thoughts on Flash
Stripe Teardown: How The $36B Payments Company Is Supercharging Online Retail
The 3 Types of "Platform" Companies
The Absurd Nike Scandal That Has Sneakerheads Losing Their Minds
The American-Dream-as-a-Service
The Case For Better Watch Typography
The China Spec: Douyin
The Common Denominator of Success
The Devaluing of the U.S. Dollar
The Future Belongs to Minari’s Steven Yeun
The Great Chinese Art Heist
The Man Who Abandoned Value
The nature of "the miss"
The New Era of Social Media Isn’t About Feeds
The Paradoxes of Coinbase
The Perks of Niche Fame
The Polymath Playbook
The Presence Shortage
The rise of NFTs
The Rise of Platform Brands
The Shortness of Time
The Slow Death of the Firm.
The World According to Rene Girard
The “Free Parking” Business Model
Three’s Company
TV show hosts are our friends
Understanding Coupang: Setting a New Bar for Global E-Commerce?
Valheim’s biggest secret? Trusting the player
we do it for the artists
Weird & Güd - Talking to Your Self
Welcome to Renaissance 2.0
What Do Human Beings Need?: Rethinking Technology and the Good Society
What Is Everybody Doing on Discord?
What is Snapchat? - YouTube
What the NFT? VC David Pakman dumbs down the intensifying digital collectibles frenzy
What's On Deck for On Deck?
When Content Becomes Your King
When Content Becomes Your King
When Everyone’s a Genius (A Few Thoughts on Speculation)
Write Simply
Zapier’s CEO Reveals How His Automation Startup Reached A $5 Billion Valuation Without Jumping On The VC ‘Hamster Wheel’
‘Can’t Get More Crazy’: Series A Valuations Extend Record Rise