The Rabbit Hole #029

The one with the global chessboard

Sorry for the late edition, my internet was struggling today.

The TL;DR

Betting against Scott Galloway outperforms the S&P, flying cars are almost here and it’s not even my headline, and how a billboard crushed social media.

Deeper down the rabbit hole:

📰 Snippets

🌏 Explore

✏ Thought of the week

📰 Snippets

  • The global chessboard (link)

  • Mark Cuban on tokenomics (link)

  • The ‘traction tactics’ behind brands (link)

  • The two traits of problem-solving teams (link)

  • Pixar’s guide to storytelling (twitter)

  • Stripe: thinking like a civilization (link)

  • Sheriff Gmail busting the newsletter Wild West (link)

  • The crystal hunters of Chamonix (link)

  • 5mm Youtube subs in 4 years (link)

  • How Airbnb averts PR disasters (link)

  • The $110mm helmet (link)

  • The thriving business of IKEA hacking (link)

  • Quora tips from the top platform author (twitter)

  • Millions lending accounts to ‘auto-likers’ (link)

  • Startups in 30,000 data points (link)

  • What he learned from Zuck (twitter)

🌏 Explore

  • I love these two things: (1) The anti-Galloway index lets you invest counter to what Scott Galloway suggests (it has seen a 61.48% return, lol). (2) On the other side you have Elon Stonks which texts you when Elon says something about the market.

  • Growth Ranker pulls in revenue data from Indie Hackers and helps you explore new projects.

  • Read Something Great loads 5 random articles each time you refresh - actually found some decent ones pretty quick. Seen a trend of new wave StumbleUpons lately.

  • Scenario: As a reader, you pay $10 and can read articles. As an investor, you pay $20 and share in the profits. Why subscribe when you can invest? See $GENERALIST for someone trying this.

  • Study Together is a Discord community that grew to 150,000 students in a few months.

  • Flying taxis are coming in a few years.

  • $WHALE is a social currency holding a vault of valuable NFTs that you can buy into. Seems more like an ETF than a DAO, but pretty interesting.

  • Underground Cellar wants to be the Robinhood for wine.

  • Last week, Andreessen Horowitz launched media wing Future.com. Aside from the dope AF domain name, is media gonna be a must have for VCs of the future?

  • Solana founder talking to Jim Cramer about the BTC and ETH speeds. He might have a point.

  • Full service gemstone storage. Now there’s an alt investment!

✏ Thought of the Week

Billboard game is 🔥… this is right in front of Apple HQ.

The real trick is the nearly 2mm likes and interactions he got from sharing it.

Until next week,

Stretch

About the Rabbit Hole

My name is Rob Stretch and I work in marketing in the Midwest. This newsletter is comprised of things I find interesting: business, finance, alt investing, marketing/growth, entrepreneurship, philosophy, mythology, music, side-hustles, crypto, NFTs, and whatever else.