The public parts of my notebook.
- Having your children at the supper table when interesting guests come over.
- The Collison installation. When a person agreed to try Stripe, rather than just sending them a link, the Collisons would take the person's laptop and install Stripe right there.
- How The Dream Machine is one of the few accurate histories of a technology.
- Not focusing on marketing means you're forced to make your thing really good. This is a long term advantage.
- Trying new organisational structures has lowish expected value. The traditional structures work fairly well. Getting it wrong is an existential threat.
- It's more useful to focus on having great options to choose from, than to focus on making the right choice.
Original: Patrick Collison — CEO of Stripe (#353)