What You Missed This Week

As I mentioned incessantly all week last week, The Diff is now mostly a paywalled publication, with at least three newsletters per week, one of which goes out to free subscribers as well.

What you missed:

  • An S-1 teardown for a lead-gen company with a unique model for hiring—and firing—talent.

  • Ten times Facebook was one mistake away from failure, and what it means today.

  • The long-term impact of Coronavirus panic, regardless of how bad the disease is.

  • Many more links to outside writing, including a startlingly apt comparison between SaaS and a totally different industry (it’s a cautionary tale), the developing debate over which party champions Big Tech, a natural experiment showing exactly how powerful personal networks are for VCs, Lambda School math, and what was surprisingly normal about the 2016 election.