Talk Therapy

Talk Therapy

Nathan Baschez
Dec 03, 2020 --

#47 - What founders can learn from Slack’s story

Reacting to the news of Slack’s purchase by Salesforce, Nathan gets into the different opportunities in hardware vs. software and Dan goes deep on building and wrestling with a co-browsing tool. Together, they plot how one might go about taking down Salesforce…if Salesforce doesn’t buy you first. How did you feel about this episode? Amazing • Good • Meh • Bad Get full access to Talk Therapy at talktherapy.substack.com/subscribe
Nov 26, 2020 16 min

#46 - Is Substack really milquetoast?

Listen now | Dan and Nathan discuss one of the many recent takes on Substack, and try to offer a counterpoint to the idea that newsletter writers need to make choices between quality and frequency. Let us know where you fall in the comments! How did you feel about this episode? Get full access to Talk Therapy at talktherapy.substack.com/subscribe
Nov 19, 2020 16 min

#45 - Fleets, Reels, and Shop usher us into a period of turbulence

Dan and Nathan ponder the latest features shipped by Twitter and Instagram, and the reactions to both. At what point do compelling experiences give way to frequent needs? Amazing • Good • Meh • Bad Get full access to Talk Therapy at talktherapy.substack.com/subscribe
Nov 13, 2020 14 min

#44 - What Kind of Nerd Are You?

After reading Dan’s Superorganizers profile on people person Peter Boyce, Nathan wonders why his hands-on approach to social and business calls is an outlier amongst successful, busy people. Does success make it tougher to remember what it was like when we started out? How did you feel about this episode? Amazing • Good • Meh • Bad Get full access to Talk Therapy at talktherapy.substack.com/subscribe
Nov 12, 2020 --

#43 - The Power of Constraints

Listen now | Nathan walks Dan through the ideas and strategy behind his new Divinations series, Three Shorts. How did you feel about this episode? Amazing • Good • Meh • Bad Get full access to Talk Therapy at talktherapy.substack.com/subscribe
Nov 08, 2020 12 min

#42 - Keeping Up...with the News (and Work)

Weary of Election Discourse? Dan and Nathan are, too – but they also think there’s some use in paying attention to the world outside of work, even when it’s exhausting. Is it possible to think of yourself as a creator or consumer and a citizen at the same time? And how do you stay productive while doing so? How did you feel about this episode? Amazing • Good • Meh • Bad Get full access to Talk Therapy at talktherapy.substack.com/subscribe
Nov 02, 2020 --

#41 - A Bad Situation...Compounded

Listen now | Mario Gabriele talks about his experience staring down a $6 billion hedge fund over an article he wrote. Get full access to Talk Therapy at talktherapy.substack.com/subscribe
Nov 01, 2020 18 min

#40 - Engagement is the ice cream, polarization is the vegetables

Listen now | Taking a hard look at Substack’s top ten after yet another chaotic week for media (and for everything else), Dan and Nathan dig into the Publisher v. Platform debate. Is it possible to reduce the harm done by platforms when you don’t even have a metric to measure it? Get full access to Talk Therapy at talktherapy.substack.com/subscribe
Oct 29, 2020 14 min

#39 - Cultivating Caring

Using the exciting new launch of Ask Jerry as a springboard, Nathan and Dan parse out the importance of radical self-inquiry in business, and chart their own evolutions as founders and workers, stealing inspiration from Ted Lasso while avoiding the Sam Harris rabbit hole. How did you feel about this episode? Amazing • Good • Meh • Bad Get full access to Talk Therapy at talktherapy.substack.com/subscribe
Oct 24, 2020 14 min

#38 - RIP Quibi

Dan and Nathan eulogize Quibi – and extend some sympathy to anyone who has a big idea. How did you feel about this episode? Amazing • Good • Meh • Bad Get full access to Talk Therapy at talktherapy.substack.com/subscribe