Sunday Snapshots

Sidhartha Jha
Analyzing the best biographies, shareholder letters, academic papers, business news, and online writing
Created 13 Sep 2018
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  • Crevices in the Rock
    19 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 3 0
    When I first moved to the midwestern United States for college, there were a lot of things that I was unprepared for. I was not prepared for the giant lecture halls. I was not prepared for Daylight Sa...
  • The Power Broker by Robert Caro, Pt. II
    16 Aug 2021 • 13 min read • 1 0
    Hey everyone, Greetings from Washington, D.C.! Thanks for the incredible response to last week’s essay. It’s great to be back writing weekly and the best part about it is hearing your feedback and com...
  • The Power Broker by Robert Caro, Pt. I
    08 Aug 2021 • 14 min read • 7 0
    Hey everyone, Greetings from Washington, D.C.! I’m excited to be back from the newsletter’s short summer break. I spent the last month having conversations with many of you about the kind of pieces yo...
  • A (short) Summer Break
    27 Jun 2021 • 1 min read • 5 0
    Hi everyone, Greetings from Washington, D.C.! TL;DR: Sunday Snapshots is going on a short summer break and will be back on August 1st. More details for those interested below. This newsletter has show...
  • Clear: The Perfect Trojan Horse
    21 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 7 0
    Hey everyone, Greetings from Washington, D.C.! Every business model has its strengths and weaknesses. For example, a one-time upfront payment model like Adobe had for its flagship product Photoshop of...
  • Foxtrot: The 21st Century Corner Store
    14 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Hey everyone, Greetings from Chicago! I’m visiting Chicago this week. On Friday afternoon this week, I found myself in the West Loop neighborhood between plans and decided to check out a store that I ...
  • The Amazon-Apple Book Duopoly
    06 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    Hi everyone, Greetings from Washington, D.C.! Recently, I’ve been trying out audiobooks for the first time. I had always strayed away from them thinking that they would be bad for retention. I don’t t...
  • Figs: The Ultimate DTC Company
    30 May 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    Hey everyone, Greetings from Washington, D.C.! Every now and then, a company comes along which shows why a particular business model should exist. One relatively recent example of this was Zoom, which...
  • Battle Cry For Freedom Pt. I
    23 May 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Hey everyone, Greetings from Washington, D.C.! Thank you for your generosity in sharing the 2nd anniversary post from last week and an extra special welcome to all the new subscribers. If you are not ...
  • Sunday Snapshots: 2nd anniversary edition
    16 May 2021 • 6 min read • 8 0
    Hey everyone, Greetings from Washington, D.C.! This is the 104th issue of Sunday Snapshots which means we are officially at the 2 year mark! Thank you supporting me throughout the good weeks and the b...
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