The Generalist

The Generalist is hosting two events with tech’s most original thinkers. You can find both here. Scarcity and Abundance in Tech Sunday, November 1st @ 2 pm ET Kevin Kelly once referred to the internet as a "copying machine," noting that &quot...
Today's briefing is a collaboration between The Generalist and David Wei, an investor, reader, and contributor to The S-1 Club's report on Snowflake. I've come to admire David's knowledge and clear thinking as we've gotten to know each other. Duri...
This is an edition of The Miss is a feature in which we ask great investors to tell the story of a deal they misjudged. We unpack the biases that led to their decision and discuss the lessons learned. Venture capital can seem like a drab world som...
This is Part II in a series on Audience and Wealth. Part I focused on the problems creators solve for consumers and the business models they use to build wealth. You can read it here. Today, we'll close the series by discussing the following subje...
Erik Torenberg is hard to put in a box. When you think of him, what comes to mind first? His investments with Village Global? His time as an operator at Product Hunt? The Venture Stories podcast he hosts? Or the digital university he founded, On D...
In today’s analysis, we begin Part I of a series on Audience and Wealth. Over two issues we’ll cover the following topics: The problems creators solve for consumers The business models creators use to build wealth The roles creators, audience, and...
Brief: Banks are increasingly replaceable. "Embedded finance" makes it easy to deliver financial services in context. Over time, that may result in money gravitating towards influencer-run financial institutions. This could have significant r...
Welcome aboard. For those just joining us, In Flight exists to give readers the chance to try new tech, first. It also helps founders find their first true believers. Thanks for being here. Today, I'm excited to share Titles, a sports streaming ap...
There are days where I can't stop thinking about Rasputin. This is the sort of uncomfortable habit that is hard to justify and marks me out as a genuine oddball. It is no less true. At a now-empty, somewhat cavernous Brooklyn Roasting coffee shop,...
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