Scale vs. curation: The tension at the heart of retail
[T]he tension between endless virtual aisles and carefully curated product offers is not a binary distinction. [T]he ultimate goal for both is the same: allow consumers to engage with the product assortment, and to empower them through different means to make good decisions in an increasingly digital-first world.
📓 A playbook for valuable experiences at scale—Think with Google
The Pseudonym Call Option:
This optionality, safety, flexibility, and “brand” like qualities make pseudonyms a very interesting opportunity to think about as we deepen the amount of time and effort we put into our online identities.
🥸 Pseudonymity is a design strategy—Art $ Attention
NFTs and a Thousand True Fans:
The thousand true fans thesis builds on the original ideals of the internet: users and creators globally connected, unconstrained by intermediaries, sharing ideas and economic upside. Incumbent social media platforms sidetracked this vision by locking creators into a bundle of distribution and monetization. There are, correspondingly, two ways to challenge them: take the users, or take the money. Crypto and NFTs give us a new way to take the money. Let’s make it happen.
🔮 The future is unevenly distributed, but it will arrive—Chris Dixon