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We hope you’ll find The Generalist as valuable as one of our long-term members, the CMO of a large public tech company:

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Every week, you’ll receive The Generalist’s newest piece in your inbox, for free. We specialize in deeply-researched case studies that unpack the strategies, tactics, and secrets of exceptional businesses. We refer to these pieces as “briefings.”

Beyond teaching you how the best businesses operate, our briefings help you stay ahead of the curve, and capitalize on change. You’ll understand tech’s most important trends and what they mean for the future. We strive for high quality writing and extremely deep research – as a result, we recommend setting aside 30 minutes to enjoy our briefings.

For reference, The Generalist’s thinking has been cited by leading publications and figures like The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, and Tim Ferriss

As a free subscriber, you get access to our full archive of briefings covering organizations like Stripe, Airbnb, Y Combinator, and Tiger Global. You’ll also unlock interviews and insights from some of the world’s most successful founders and investors. 

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Mario Gabriele 

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