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A place to stay

Internet Basics

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Online Commodities

Consumer and Creator

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1. Creator = Consumer
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2. The Active Consumer
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3. β€œCreator-GTM”
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3.A. Where the Viral Things Are
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4. The Anonymous Economy
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5. Pre-founder: People-focused investing

Creator Studies

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1. Intro to Creator Studies
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2. View: Research
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3. A Spectrum of Influence
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4. Influencing Influencers
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5. Workspace: Books

Investment

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TCM/C-TAM
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Rethinking Consumer LTV
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β€œOrganic” = unpaid?
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Introducing: LiveWriting, anti-Press Publish
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VC Managers: Finding your style
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Women’s Consumer.
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Future of Beauty
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The β€œonline” button

Translation

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β€œGenZ”
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Directory

Β© EM 2024

A place to stay

This is completely anecdotal.

There is simply no more important thing in the world than a place to stay.

If you’ve ever found a friend who was needed a place to stay you should know that if they are real and good people, you’ll always have a place to stay with them.

I’m not sure that every investor (especially my friends with a previous PE background) will know what that means. But my friends who have been broke, lost and couch-surfing like me will completely understand.

I was in a student venture fund in college as a β€œventure partner.” That means that you source, don’t get paid, but get to learn how sourcing works. I went to the same college as the Founding Partner and heard the same narrative at least 4-5 times a semester, β€œHe sought out to raise this fund. Hopping couch to couch. Planning. Scrapping. Dedicated to the art and craft of venture.” As if this were his connecting emotional force to now-rich, previously-scrappy founders.

As an alum, and more importantly a grown, non-college adult - I get it. At least a little more than I used to.

I’m sure I’ll somehow aggregate all of the pieces of the lost-lost generation of college dropouts and, more importantly but something-I-don’t-have-true-experience-to-write-about, the young home-less.