Populism is fun but I’m burnt out on GME after consuming probably 10 hours of podcasts on the topic. Huge fan of The Tendieman song though.
Side note: I started building an application related to domain names. It’s pretty dope, I’ll give out some invites when it’s a little more built out. And you probably won’t even share this newsletter… sigh.
This week’s edition:
✏ Thought of the week
Psyche! I lied, here were my favorite three pieces on the WSB craziness.
Before r/wallstreetbets there was Jonathan Lebed (link)
WSB founder does WSJ. And he’s not what you think. (link)
The man who drove the Mania (link)
And back to regular programming:
Plaid’s insane defensibility (link)
Roblox and its IPO (link)
The Kazakhstai with the 100mm view remix (link)
Mr. Beast’s videos dissected (video)
2021, the year when 60 SPACs raised $17B in Jan (link)
How the most hyped oil merger in 10 years went bust (link)
Amazon & Airport retail (link)
The takedown of DarkMarket (link)
Why are Rollies so expensive? (link)
Mark Cuban to start low-cost drug company (link)
The ‘Happy City’ and the $20T market opportunity (link)
How Noom grew to 9 figs (link)
The world of digital collectibles continues to amaze. An NBA Top Shot has sold for over $70k at this point. Veve has sold… wait for it… $200B with a B worth of licensed digital materials. What is really interesting to me are the companies like Wax.io that are forming the backbone of the NFT movement. (h/t Alt Assets)
I’ve been messing around with my keyboard this week trying to relearn piano a little bit. I really enjoy this guy’s channel and this video about classical music that inspired pop music. Also, I am a subscriber to HD Piano and I think they have the best tutorials online.
This was a feel good story - this guy went from a life of prison to starting a company bent on fixing the communication gap for prisoners.
Ford filed for a multi-drone vehicle jump-start patent. And it’s wild looking.
✏ Thought of the Week
Did you know the Dutch East India company was worth $7.9T (adj. for inflation) at its peak? Tulip mania was wild.
Got cool stuff to share? I’ll always give you the ole (h/t). Include your Twitter link.
Until next week.
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