Welcome to the tenth issue! When I started this newsletter, my goal was to get to ten issues and then re-evaluate.
I’m gonna keep it going, mostly thanks to some positive motivation from friends and some cool people recently joining un-solicited. If you like it, seriously share it with somebody, help me out.
This week’s edition:
✏ Thought of the week
Here are some articles that have been keeping me busy this week.
Must Read: Guy uses GPT-3 to hit the front page of HackerNews 3x (link)
Ripoff Report & the Super-Spreaders of slander (link)
Profile on Frank Slootman of Snowflake (link)
The rise & fall of a bitcoin billionaire (link)
What is a website investment fund? (link)
If I said the lame name of this growth framework you wouldn’t click (link)
$0 - $100K advertising case study (reddit)
One PDF… every Amazon shareholder letter (link)
COVID and the great unbundling (link)
Running a successful membership program (link)
The Music Copyright GOLDrush (link)
Analyzing 7,000 Hacker News job posts (link)
Shaan Puri’s frameworks (link)
The GME backstory, a tweet-storm (twitter)
Why decentralization matters (link)
Finally, a private stock exchange - CartaX (link)
As evidenced by my Must Read, I’m obsessed with GTP-3 like the rest of the world. My buddies at Zapier put out an AI beta recently that uses it. I have been messing around with it. So cool. If anybody knows how I can get the actual Open AI access hmu.
This week, I’ve been trolling my Call of Duty group chat with memes from Pinata Farms. I love that app.
In viral marketing news, did you see the one about the Twitter badge for your house?
I have been having fun exploring Money Made… they are essentially an aggregator of investment opportunities
Mini growth hack for newsletter creators - Duuce will submit your newsletter to the top 5 directories FOR FREE (Joe Rogan voice).
I like this Mr. Doodle artist. He reminds me of my friend Jim that doodles funny things mixed with Keith Haring.
In the IPO watch, Databricks raises $1B and will eventually IPO hot on the tracks of Snowflake (see Frank Slootman above). And what’s not to be excited about Sir Richard Branson’s SPAC taking 23andMe public?
I’m bullish on income share agreements. This company, Meritas, is doing ISA-as-a-service.
Cool product (for pet owners). Ruggable is making washable rugs that don’t look like crap.
✏ Thought of the Week
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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