Jonathan Kogan

May 31, 2022

Mission, Vision, and Values: BELUX

Those skilled in the art of BS detection can tell you that 99% of company mission, vision, and values statements are meaningless. For corporate ideals to be more than just blatant-hypocrisy-in-poster-form, leadership has to build them into the company’s operating systems: how they hire/fire/promote, how they prioritize product investme...
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April 16, 2022

The Employee Ownership 100

America's Largest Majority Employee-Owned Companies The NCEO’s 2021 Employee Ownership 100 list includes the nation’s largest companies that are at least 50% owned by an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) or other broad-based employee ownership plan. Many are 100% employee-owned. Employment includes all full- and part-time employees ...
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April 15, 2022

The Future of Podcasting

Stratechery I like driving, even if I end up sitting in traffic. I enjoy doing the laundry, and take my time folding shirts just so. I volunteer to wash the dishes. After all, each of these activities is an excuse to listen to more podcasts. I’ve been listening to podcasts for over a decade now; I don’t remember exactly when I got star...
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April 8, 2022

The Creator Economy and The Future of Software Democratization

What is the Creator Economy? The Creator Economy is the idea that anyone can make money from their passion. At a time when digital transformation seems to be happening around us faster than ever, it’s easy to feel that everything is out of our control and that we’re just along for the ride. However, through the Creator Economy, we have...
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March 26, 2022

A Normie’s Guide to Crypto

March 25, 2022 Until fairly recently, if you lived anywhere other than San Francisco, it was possible to go days or even weeks without hearing about crypto. Now, suddenly, it’s inescapable. Look one way, and there are Matt Damon and Larry David doing ads for crypto start-ups. Swivel your head — oh, hey, it’s the mayors of Miami and New...
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February 17, 2022

The Ownership Economy Explained: By The Numbers

The Ownership Economy Explained: By The Numbers The Ownership Economy has seen a record $1.3B in funding in 2021 alone. We dig into how startups are building across the value chain, top investors and companies in the space, and what's next for the industry. Big tech platforms are fighting to keep creators on their platform in an effort...
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January 28, 2022

[Open Letter] One Size Does Not Fit All

An Unpopular Opinion Against COVID-19 This is something I never thought I would write. If you know me, then you know I haven’t watched the “news” my entire life — all for reasons I don’t agree with but are true: I am an American, I’m white, and I’m a male. Do I believe that these characteristics should make anyone more favorable than a...
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March 9, 2021

Hey World!

Testing out this new feature! :)
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