Weekly Roundup: Community Building, Creator Economy & Teachers Day
What we learned together on Network Capital this week
This is Network Capital’s newsletter that helps 100,000+ millennials and GenZs build their category of one. To receive this newsletter in your inbox regularly, subscribe here.
Dear community members,
Hope you had a rejuvenating weekend. This is a quick overview of the week gone by on Network Capital. You can get access to all our offerings once you subscribe.
🏁 Launch of the Community Building Fellowship and Sports Management Fellowship
🧑🏻🏫 Making Network Capital School need blind
💌 Newsletters: The Mystery of Only Fans: Industry Disruptor or Sleaze Platform?, Challenge of Being Your Own Boss and Working in the Passion Economy and Why creators should invest in each other
Happy teachers’ day to our beloved mentors who have shaped us in indescribable ways. Network Capital would not exist without them and we celebrate them every single day.
Community Building Fellowship
Network Capital is a community of 100,000+ verified millennials and Gen Z. It has grown without spending a single dollar on marketing. We have been featured in Harvard Business Review, World Economic Forum, Harvard Business School, TED and Mint.
In less than three years, we have scaled a community of 100,000+ members from 104 countries without spending a single dollar on marketing. In this fellowship, we will teach you exactly that. This fellowship is specifically designed for -
Individuals who want to start building their community right now.
Companies who are attempting to build their communities and would like to train their employees
Community managers who want to get better at their jobs
Curious and entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow by creating their tribe.
Sports Management Fellowship
As the Indian contingent returned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, I (Varya) got the opportunity to meet the Gold Medalist Neeraj Chopra and the Bronze Medalist Indian Men’s Hockey Team.
What seems like ‘over-night success’ achieved by the Indian athletes at Tokyo has been years in making with the supports of hundreds of people enabling the athletes. There is an entire invisible ecosystem of federations, support-staff, PR teams, data scientists, coaches, strategists, media professionals and administrators who make it possible for players to focus blindly on their training and practice. They work out the logistics, make sports financial feasible for the athletes and make sports entertaining for the viewers.
While we (Network Capital) may not be the best platform for training athletes, we are there to support the sports ecosystem by making careers in Sports Management accessible.
From business to tech to analytics to branding & marketing to media & entertainment - the Network Capital Sports Management Fellowships will make sure that we support our members build their ‘Category of One’ in the sports industry.
Network Capital School
The Network Capital School designed to help students between the ages 8 to 18 build their category of one. Before we tell you more about the school, here are the graduating talks for the Network Capital Summer School students.
Our school complements the ongoing education in schools and focus on 4 key aspects -
Powerful public speaking
Micro-experiments to figure your purpose in life
For September 2021, we will be focusing on critical thinking. In the coming weeks, our students will learn from some of the sharpest graduates of Oxford, Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale. They will also learn from top professionals from Economist, Boston Consulting Group, Facebook and Stripe.
To ensure that all students have access to NC School, we have made it need-blind. If you are (or know) a curious student between the age of 8 to 18 who would like to join the Network Capital, register here. If you cannot afford the fees and would like a scholarship, apply here.
PS. If you have any questions, write to us!
The Mystery of Only Fans: Industry Disruptor or Sleaze Platform?
If you haven’t heard of Only Fans, it is understandable. It is a privately held company that makes tens of billions of dollars in gross merchandise value and billions of dollars in net revenue. It was set up just 5 years back in 2016 by Tim Stokely and has more than 130 million users. It rose to prominence and popularity by providing a platform for content creators, largely from the adult entertainment industry, to connect with their audience, build a community and create a business on their terms.
Why creators should invest in each other
We fundamentally believe that in the times to come, no matter what your job is, you will also be a creator. Perhaps writing a newsletter at nights and being a Product Manager during the day, perhaps being a chef during the day and a YouTuber at night. That is why you must start thinking and acting like one from today. Consider having real skin the game of your future.
Challenge of Being Your Own Boss and Working in the Passion Economy
Being your own boss is both liberating and lonely. All aspects of your work are your responsibility - from setting up an insurance scheme to managing payroll of contractors. You need to figure out ways to keep yourself motivated and energized throughout the process. The key is to not expect an “Instagrammable” life each day.
An Invitation to Network Capital
Not a subscriber? Intrigued by Network Capital? Now would be a good time to subscribe.
💝 If you want to learn how to navigate the Network Capital ecosystem, please read this article.
✍🏼 Read our founder Utkarsh Amitabh’s Harvard Business Review articles here Building Your Category of One, Should You Choose Passion Over Paycheck, How to Make Envy Work for You?, and The Right Way to Make a Big Career Transition
💞 Read our founder Utkarsh Amitabh’s book Seductive Illusion of Hard Work. The foreword written by Klaus Schwab, the founder of World Economic Forum.