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Nathan, Will, and Dan
Three friends search for the promised land in business and life. waw.substack.com
Jul 17, 2018
#010 - On Competition
In which Nathan shares a ridiculous story about an uncomfortable situation, and the lads (Dan and Will) set him straight. Subscribe at waw.substack.com
1 hr 3 min
Jul 8, 2018
#009 - Art vs Commerce: How do you decide when to do what you want vs. what the world wants?
After a brief hiatus, we're back!! This week on WAW, we discuss the delicate balance between doing things the world (or, some might say, the market) wants, and doing things that you want to do. Subscribe at waw.substack.com
Jun 4, 2018
#008 - How do you read?
Dan, Will, and Nathan talk about their systems (or lack thereof) for extracting knowledge from books. Subscribe at waw.substack.com
May 15, 2018
#007 - When were you wrong?
Certainty is the natural state of our minds, but often it is false. This week on WAW, we talk about times we were wrong. Nathan shares a story about how Hardbound's storytelling format didn't go viral like he thought it would. Dan made political predictions that ended up false. Will was wrong not to launch a product he built. Enjoy the wrongness! Subscribe at waw.substack.com
1 hr 34 min
May 7, 2018
#006 - When to quit?
You doubt it's working. Your patience is thinning. Should you leave? This week on WAW, stories of how things end. Subscribe at waw.substack.com
1 hr 16 min
Apr 30, 2018
#005 - When should you learn a new skill?
That moment when you realize you could go down a rabbit hole of new knowledge -- but should you? Subscribe at waw.substack.com
1 hr 20 min
Apr 17, 2018
#004 - Are tech companies bad?
In which Nathan, Dan, and Will introspect on the nature of technology companies. Are they/we actually changing the world for the better? Subscribe at waw.substack.com
1 hr 18 min
Apr 3, 2018
#003 - When is the last time you cried?
An unusual and bold topic choice by Dan, but it turns out to be a really fascinating discussion. What question should we explore next? Tweet at us: @nbashaw @danshipper @willhoekenga Subscribe at waw.substack.com
1 hr 1 min
Mar 26, 2018
#002 - How do you decide to pursue a new business idea?
We've all been there: you have an idea for a business, and you like it a lot. How do you decide whether or not to go for it? This week on WAW, we discuss. Also - we're introducing a new segment! It's called "How Was Your Week?" and I bet you can guess what it's about. Also, here is the link to that youtube video Nathan was talking about: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4GgKnF7fmYnibX-_1H0rwEUCywhQFfs6 Subscribe at waw.substack.com
1 hr 18 min
Mar 20, 2018
#001 - What are you obsessed with?
Everybody has something they're obsessed with. But what life circumstances actually cause obsession? TL;DL * Will is obsessed with how words can create economic value for businesses * Dan is obsessed with shipping * Nathan is obsessed with business strategy Tweet to us to tell us how much you loved/hated the episode: @nbashaw @willhoekenga @danshipper Subscribe at waw.substack.com
1 hr 20 min