Released September 23rd, 2021
Founder's Field Guide
Gina Bianchini - Helping Creators Build Communities
Gina Bianchini is the founder and CEO of Mighty Networks. We cover the differences between leadership and management, the lessons Gina learned building a similar business in the 2000s with Marc Andreessen, and the elements that make up a thriving community.
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Jason Citron - Building the Third Place
Jason is the founder and CEO of Discord, a communications network with over 100 million monthly users and communities for every topic you could imagine. We cover the evolving business model for video games, Discord's early distribution methods, and Discord's hiring philosophy.
Priya Parker - The Art of Gathering
Priya Parker is the author of The Art of Gathering. We cover how to structure gatherings, her role as a conflict resolution facilitator, and community building.
The Passion Economy: Redefining Work
Li Jin and Patreon cofounder, Sam Yam, cover the rise of online platforms that empower creators and what it means for the future of work.
Building the Middle Class of the Creator Economy
Li Jin outlines 10 strategies that platforms can implement to strengthen the creator middle class and broaden the creator's path to success.
Come for the Network, Pay for the Tool
A framework that views paid communities as the intersection of content, social, and commerce enabling a new model of bespoke social media.
The Passion Economy and the Future of Work
Li Jin on how new platforms today allow people to monetize their individuality in contrast to the homogenous work in earlier platforms.
How to Build Community from Scratch
Greg Isenberg outlines the key concepts that someone can use to build a community from scratch.
What to Learn from the Man Who Managed Reddit's Community of Millions
Interview with Reddit's first Community Manager, Erik Martin, on the lessons he's learned on managing communities.
Get Together: How to Build a Community with Your People
A guide on how to build, grow, and manage communities both in person and online.
The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging
Drawing on history and personal experience, Vogl lays out seven time-tested principles for growing enduring and effective communities.