Background — One Year Later

The idea for this Substack came a year ago (in 2020) while taking Write of Passage, a cohort-based writing course taught by David Perell. The key takeaway from WoP was not how to be good at writing but rather how to become a better online writer.

In the age of abundance, good writing is not enough. The secret is distribution. Our time is our most precious resource. To find people willing to give their time up, you have to create not only good content, but own your distribution channel. Good writing doesn’t automatically equal an audience. What’s really needed is consistency.

But publishing content consistently is hard. It means foregoing other opportunities, keeping a tight schedule, and staying true to your word—which can only really happen when you write about what you love to do, what you're good at, and what the world needs.

Another way of saying this is:

  • Stick to your personal monopoly—your specialized knowledge, skills, insights, and experience that makes your writing unique and interesting—and the rest will follow.

Personal Monopoly

My own personal monopoly is law and tech as it relates to emerging funds. These topics seem interesting to me but probably not so much to most lawyers. Why is that?

So the articles I wrote will be about one of more of these three topics.

This newsletter is authored by me, Chris Harvey, an emerging fund lawyer.

Q: Who is this newsletter for?

  • Emerging VC fund managers

  • Lawyers, bankers, accountants and other professionals

  • Venture Capital partners, principals and staff

  • Anyone interested in venture capital

Q: How will you benefit from this newsletter?

  • There will be perspectives and opinions that you will not see from other lawyers or individuals. That’s because my background is uniquely tailored for this kind of content drafting: My profession covers the law, but my background is in technology. I have been working with VCs and startups for several years and with clients for 12 years.

Background about me: