The rise and fall of Couchsurfing.com, Saudi Arabia’s problems (not really oil), and Peter Thiel’s origin story
Deeper down the rabbit hole:
✏ Thought of the week
Saudi Arabia’s oil problem (video)
The rise and fall of Couchsurfing.com (link)
Thiel’s origin story (link)
The curator economy (link)
The top .1% of mental models (twitter)
Harvard, a media company (link)
Cashflowing carwashes (link)
FanDuel’s betting boom (link)
Magical Internet Money (link)
SF’s quest for perfect trashcans (link)
History. Mystery behind The Colossus of Rhodes (video)
I covered Crypto Punks signing with Hollywood agents a few weeks ago. Now Jenkins the Valet, a single Bored Ape contributor, has gotten himself representation.
Microsoft uncovered ‘phising-as-a-service’ ring.
Microns is a new business-for-sale marketplace that just sprung up. Smart growth hack… they must have scraped IndieHackers and asked project owners to list. They hit me up about one of my projects.
Meridian is a new Art Blocks project coming out next week that looks sick. Auction starting somewhere around 10 ETH tho… might be a little pricey.
Been into art lately… Artsy.net is a cool app and site.
✏ Thought of the Week
Packy McCormick wrote a great article about banking-as-a-service startup, Unit. This CAC/LTV illustration he did with the payback period would be my first slide in a marketing 101 course - I’ve drawn this a thousand times.
Until next week,