Goodbye Saturday Essay, Hello Late-Stage Review
A new coat of paint for the new year
This email was sent to subscribers of the previous iteration of this newsletter-blog. I’ve posted it as it goes over what the Late-Stage Review is about!
Hello Saturday Essay subscribers! Starting now, things are going to look a little bit different around here.
When I launched the Saturday Essay, my goal was to create a scratchpad to write about things I found interesting in business and politics. However, by the second week or so I realized that having a defined time to send a single note each week was stifling.
I had more words to scribble out than I had given myself room to publish, so after a few months I’ve decided to shake things up.
As of now, the Saturday Essay is the Late-Stage Review.
It’s a name I’ve had in mind for a while, but mostly sat on. I’ve also moved this missive from Revue (interesting, if not quite what I wanted) to Substack (fine, a known quantity), where I also host my personal blog.
There will be a little bit more volume from Late-Stage Review than there was from the Saturday Essay. Nothing major, mind you. I still work for TechCrunch during the day and have no intention of leaving my main writing home.
Moving forward, what can you expect from Late-Stage Review? Here’s the rundown:
Essays on what is currently bullshit in the world of technology.
Critical analysis of business trends, with a focus on private markets.
Occasional updates on the rise of authoritarianism globally, with an especial emphasis where fascism and business intersect.
That’s the main list. If you are familiar with what I write for TechCrunch, expect notes on topics related, but with less filter and more, as my partner would put it, swears.
How many words are we talking about? Nothing more than a few posts per week, probably averaging 1.5 items per seven days if I had to guess. If a bit more from me is not what you wanted, please feel free to bounce from this list and I will hold no grudge. Gosh knows our inboxes are full enough as it is.
Sound good? I hope so.
My dream is to write for money during the day and then for myself in the evening. Here’s hoping I have the correct setup for 2022, as I want to scribble many fun and, hopefully good things for you in the new year.