My purpose is to be a very unbiased analyst, a dedication that’s about extra than simply not having an employer. To wit:
- I’m not paid by any firm for any opinion I publish on Stratechery or in any public discussion board, together with podcasts and Twitter
- I don’t maintain particular person shares in any firm I write about. I do maintain numerous 401okay and IRA accounts that spend money on a wide-ranging basket of shares, over which I’ve no management
- I pay for all of my very own journey and bills after I attend firm occasions
As well as, I’ve written extensively about Apple and Microsoft, the place I’ve beforehand labored, however that have has no affect on my opinions (past the apparent insights gained), and I rely solely on public data except explicitly acknowledged. As well as, as of 2016, I don’t take consulting or talking preparations with firms I cowl (earlier than that date I spoke at Google as soon as, and did one-off consulting tasks with Atlassian, Okta, and Dropbox; in all instances the charges I charged have been a really small proportion of my total earnings, and I disclosed my exercise the subsequent time I wrote concerning the related firms). Stratechery subscriptions are the overwhelming majority of my earnings; that is purposeful on my half as I would like my incentives to be aligned with my readers’.