Why Netflix seems overvalued:

On October 22nd, Queen's Gambit debuted on Netflix. It's a show about a female
chess prodigy who rises through a male-dominated world of chess.

Within 5 weeks, over 62 million households have watched the show.

Inquiries for chess sets are up 215% on eBay.

Chess set manufacturer Goliath games has reported a 10x increase in sales on a
year-on-year basis.

Google search queries for "how to play chess" have hit a 9 year high.

The number of daily player sign-ups on chess dot com has increased by a factor
of five.

The original novel The Queen's Gambit is now a New York Times bestseller, 37
years after its release.

It's such a delta in consumer behavior that we aren't quite quantifying in our
financial models while valuing tech firms like Netflix, which often makes them
seem overvalued.

With a share of Netflix, you're getting a piece of what people are going to be
obsessing over in the future, and all that comes with it.

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