November 2020 | Archive

A Tale of Two Streets: Supreme vs Madhappy
Animator Creating Animation
Big Tech Sees Like a State
Bitcoin at 12.
Chinese Chicken Fingers and the American Dream
Clear Conquered U.S. Airports. Now It Wants to Own Your Entire Digital Identity.
Contrarian Investing 101
Death to Bullshit
Does Palantir See Too Much?
DoorDash and Societal Arbitrage
embedded finance x creator economy
Financing the American Home
From chaos, a greater understanding of resilience
From Unknown Title to Viral Game: 12 Growth Lessons From Spellbreak
Genshin Impact (2020)
Hollywood’s ‘We’re Not in Kansas Anymore’ Moment
Homebrew VC Hunter Walk Talks Twitter, TikTok, and Tech in the Time of Biden
How Allbirds Became Silicon Valley’s Favorite Sneaker
How I Made a Documentary Film with Digital Notes
How Julia Child Used First Principles Thinking
How McDonald’s turned around its fast-food empire
How Ring Lights Went Mainstream
How Ringtone Rap Influenced Modern Hip-Hop
How the strangeness of our dreams reveals their true purpose
How to take notes while reading a book
How to Tell a Great Bedtime Story
How Yeti Survived a Pandemic While Selling $300 Coolers
Hunting Knowledge with Eric Jorgenson
I Found Truth Inside Dunkin’s New Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut
I sold Baremetrics
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
Is Nike adopting a luxury model for its distribution?
Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian, Innovator, Micromanager
Konstantinos Dimopoulos's Blog - Urban Design and the Creation of Videogame Cities
Lil Nas X delivers one of the most viewed in-game concerts
Looking Back, Looking Ahead II
Make your Product Onboarding Better by Trying It Yourself
Meet the Excel warriors saving the world from spreadsheet disaster
Meet the ‘potheads’ who are hypebeasts for pottery — not pot
Oliver Burkeman's last column: the eight secrets to a (fairly) fulfilled life
Peter Boyce is a People Person
Pharmacies Inside-and-Out With John Capecelatro
Playing on Hard Mode
Progress, stagnation, and flying cars
Read Danny Meyer’s Motivating Speech on ‘the Irrelevancy of Being Right’
Six Lessons from Six Months at Shopify
Snapchat's million-dollar idea
Social Commerce Has Taken China By Storm: Why not India?
Substack got lucky, and so did Margins
The Analog City and the Digital City
The Art of Persuasion
The Beautiful Institution: The Story of Marriage in Seven Key Moments
The Building Blocks of Tech
The Business of Fame: 1920-2020
The Closing Walls Around China’s Independent Game Developers
The Data of Long-lived Institutions
The Disease of Delegitimization
The Inner Ring
The Inside Story of (EL) Estee Lauder’s Billion-Dollar Success
The Inside Stuff on the 1980s NBA Business Boom
The Internet Is Noisy
The Polymath Playbook
The Promise of Payroll APIs
The Star Pupils
The Story of a Cap Table: DoorDash
The Substackerati
The Super Mario Effect - Tricking Your Brain into Learning More | Mark Rober
The Tenuous Promise of the Substack Dream
The Unsinkable Maddie Stone, Google’s Bug-Hunting Badass
The window tax
These Young Investors Are Still Betting Big On Crypto — And Are Taking Harvard And Stanford Along For The Ride
Ty Haney Speaks Out About Outdoor Voices' Missteps--and What Comes Next
Using NBA Metrics to Scout Superstar Startups
Video Games to Relax
Video Games x Healthcare
What happened to the future?
What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In?
What in the World Is a $590 Scratch-and-Sniff T-shirt Doing in 2020?
What Is DeFi?
What's Kubernetes?
What's wrong with the media
Why childhood and old age are key to our human capacities
Why Chinese tech giants struggle to make good B2B software
Why is Roblox Allowed on the App Store?
Willie Nelson Understands
Winning in aspirational markets 👑