• Communities Can Grow Too Quickly July 14, 2018 1:47 pm
    I was recently granted access to a Slack community associated with a newsletter I’ve been reading for a while. The kinetic energy of new members started on the #Welcome channel and then flowed to other discussions on themed channels. Whether intentional or not, the batched admissions – we were added as a cohort – created […]
    hunterwalk
  • The One Problem Most Publishing Platforms Forget To Solve July 12, 2018 8:31 pm
      Do you get excited reading about email newsletter platforms? I do. And there were two notes in this week’s article about Substack which made me clap my hands. First, they’ve hired Nathan Bashaw, previously of Gimlet and Hardbound, who is someone I believe thinks about storytelling, content and software in compelling ways. Way to […]
    hunterwalk
  • What Do You Want From Me Besides Capital? June 14, 2018 8:41 pm
    I live for that moment of flicker in an entrepreneur’s eye during a pitch discussion. The one which suggests I’ve asked a question which is simultaneously both new to their fundraising experiences AND interesting to them personally. “What do you want from me besides capital?” is flicker-producing more often than it should be. Maybe it’s […]
    hunterwalk
  • FAANG Anxious June 9, 2018 8:05 pm
    Subconscious anxieties hover over my FAANG relationships FB: eventually every product becomes 50% ads AAPL: they’ll release a $10k iPhone I can’t resist AMZN: beats everyone & raises prices NFLX: they’ll realize my HunterPatel login isn’t Satya Patel’s kid GOOG: they’ll randomly kill my fav product
    hunterwalk
  • Cancer is Bad. Bid On Lunch With Me To Raise $$$ To Fight It. May 23, 2018 5:36 pm
    Lunch or coffee with me and Satya. Money goes to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Auction ends May 31st. We are tossing in BONUS ITEMS to raise even more money! The winner gets: Lunch/coffee with me and Satya Patel 30 minute call with Beth Scheer, Homebrew’s Head of Talent. She spent her career at Google, Salesforce […]
    hunterwalk
  • “I can tell if a podcast is going to stink beforehand if the person has a PR person asking for questions.” Digiday’s Brian Morrissey on Digital Media, VC and Light at the End of the Tunnel. May 20, 2018 10:38 pm
    Twitter Friend. Digiday’s Brian Morrissey is a Twitter Friend. That is, we’ve never met IRL but through his tweets, his podcast and our occasional DMs, he feels, well, familiar. So I decided to ask him Five Questions and get to know Brian a bit better. Hunter Walk: What’s Digiday and how’d you end up there? Brian Morrissey: Digiday […]
    hunterwalk
  • CoLiving & Shared Housing Isn’t Just for Urban Millennial Bros May 18, 2018 10:10 pm
    “Luke opened the shared fridge and, since it was after 4pm, chugged his Kombucha/Soylent Keto shake. ‘I go no-solids after 3pm’ he said, something the rugged 23 year old couldn’t have imagined thinking just six months ago, before joining this shared residential collective in SF’s SOMA. ‘I pay $650 a month for a closet but […]
    hunterwalk
  • Future of Commerce and Retail Hot Takes With Web Smith May 16, 2018 9:23 pm
    When a guy has the Twitter handle @web, that makes you want to learn more. I’ve been fortunate enough to hang virtually with Web Smith for the last few years which has exposed me to sharp thinking about brands, retail, parenting and, uniquely in my echo chamber, Columbus, Ohio. Web’s 2PM email newsletter is a […]
    hunterwalk
  • We’re Running Web 2018 With Web 2008 Dashboards. And That’s a Problem. May 7, 2018 10:25 pm
    The dashboards we look at to monitor the health of our products are lagging the experiences our user communities are having. Back and forth flame wars on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere register as “engagement” and high clickthrough on “new comment” mobile notifications. As cortisol levels spike and keyboards get punched and one or more users […]
    hunterwalk
  • A Nutrition Label for Internet Privacy. And Apple Should Lead the Way. May 2, 2018 4:36 pm
    WANT: a more standardized, human-readable format for conveying Privacy Policies and Terms of Service. FDA Nutrition Labels, which were only first required within the last few decades and underwent a reformatting a couple years back, seem to be a reasonable direction to follow. There’s a site called TOSDR (Terms of Service Didn’t Read) which tries […]
    hunterwalk
Advertisements