Daman has two public roles: Helping out Ben Thompson with Thompson’s world-beating tech newsletter, Stratechery, and troll-fully supporting the Lakers on Twitter. He’s a brilliant guy, with a mind trained for optimization, so I hit him up when I have business questions. This discussion is in that vein. In it, we discuss:
Why do tech bros love narrated articles?
How Daman trained his mind to listen to pods at super fast speeds
Why are journalists afraid to go subscription model?
Going for Likes vs. Going for Dollars
Who’s winning the streaming wars?
On whether the Binge Model was a mistake
How does the NBA create events within its regular season?
On if ESPN is too big (a monopoly on tv rights) to fail
The NFL bullying the NBA
Is Woj too big to fail?
LIV as player empowerment in golf
Could LIV happen in golf?
Daman vs. Kevin Durant on the concept of leadership
Did Deadspinism kill the concept of character in sports?
KD as man without a country