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#32 Earning Your Stripes with Patrick Collison. On this episode of the Knowledge Project Podcast, I chat with Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of the leading online payment processing company, Stripe. If you’ve purchased anything online recently, there’s a good chance that Stripe facilitated the transaction. What is now an organization with over a thousand employees and handling tens of billions of dollars of online purchases every year, began as a small side experiment while Patrick and his brother John were going to college. During our conversation, Patrick shares the details of their unlikely journey and some of the hard-earned wisdom he picked up along the way. I hope you have something handy to write with because the nuggets per minute in this episode are off the charts. Patrick was so open and generous with his responses that I’m really excited for you to hear what he has to say. Here are just a few of the things we cover: The biggest (and most valuable) mistakes Patrick made in the early days of Stripe and how they helped him get better The characteristics that Patrick looks for in a new hire to fit and contribute to the Stripe company culture What compelled he and his brother to move forward with the early concept of Stripe, even though on paper it was doomed to fail from the start The gaps Patrick saw in the market that dozens of other processing companies were missing — and how he capitalized on them The lessons Patrick learned from scaling Stripe from two employees (he and his brother) to nearly 1,000 today How he evaluates the upsides and potential dangers of speculative positions within the company How his Irish upbringing influenced his ability to argue and disagree without taking offense (and how we can all be a little more “Irish”) The power of finding the right peer group in your social and professional circles and how impactful and influential it can be in determining where you end up. The 4 ways Patrick has modified his decision making process over the last 5 years and how it’s helped him develop as a person and as a business leader (this part alone is worth the listen) Patrick’s unique approach to books and how he chooses what he’s going to spend his time reading ...life in Silicon Valley, Baumol’s cost disease, and so, so much more. Patrick truly is one of the most warm, humble and down to earth people I’ve had the pleasure to speak with and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation together. I hope you will too! *** For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, go to https://www.fs.blog/podcast/ My free weekly Brain Food digest helps you upgrade your thinking. Don't miss out, sign up at https://www.fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on Twitter (https://twitter.com/farnamstreet)
Airbnb's Brian Chesky in Handcrafted. If you want your company to truly scale, you first have to do things that don't scale. Handcraft the core experience. Get your hands dirty. Serve your customers one-by-one. And don't stop until you know exactly what they want. That's what Brian Chesky did. As CEO of Airbnb, Brian’s early work was more akin to a traveling salesman. He takes us back to his lean years – when he went door-to-door, meeting Airbnb hosts in person – and shares the imaginative route to crafting what he calls an "11-star experience.”
The Global Philosopher: Should Borders Matter?. Michael Sandel explores the philosophical justifications made for national borders. Using a pioneering state-of-the-art studio at the Harvard Business School, Professor Sandel is joined by 60 participants from over 30 countries in a truly global digital space. Is there any moral distinction between a political refugee and an economic migrant? If people have the right to exit a country, why not a right to enter? Do nations have the right to protect the affluence of their citizens? And is there such a thing as a 'national identity'? These are just some of the questions addressed by Professor Sandel in this first edition of The Global Philosopher.Audience producer: Louise ColettaProducer: David EdmondsEditor: Richard Knight(Image taken by Rose Lincoln)
#138 — The Edge of Humanity. In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century.” They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at SamHarris.org/subscribe.
Rank #1: Report: Number Of Abused and Neglected Maine Children Rose Last Year. More than 2,600 Maine children were abused in 2018, according to a report published this month by the state’s Child Protective Services. That’s a nearly 25 percent increase from the year before, but officials say the higher number is not surprising.
Rank #2: Feds Schedule Hearings On Controversial Right Whale Rules. Federal regulators are scheduling a series of public hearings on proposed new fishing-gear rules that aim to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale from potentially deadly entanglements.
Rank #1: Gardening: Our Experts Share Tips for Summer Gardening Challenges. Our panel of expert gardeners return to answer listener questions about planting, weeding, pruning, picking—and all else garden-related.
Rank #2: Historical Reenactors: What Do Reenactors Do, and Why Do They Do it?. Maine has a vibrant community of Civil and Revolutionary War historical reenactment groups throughout the state. Other groups focus on pre-Colonial times, or World War I. There are also Medieval reenactments (some that focus on early 15th century military). These groups try to bring living history directly to Maine schools, libraries, and other organizations. We’ll hear from reenactors about why they do what they do, and learn about up oming events--including their role in the state’s approaching Bicentennial celebration.
Rank #1: Episode 118 - Jamie Clark. Jamie Clark, owner of The Willie Wags, shares her story of growing up in Maine, starting her own business, launching a podcast, and more including the many ways she supports female entrepreneurs. To learn more about The Willie Wags find them on Facebook and Instagram!
Rank #2: Episode 112 - Jen Hazard. Jen Hazard, author of "The Maine PlayBook: a Four Season Guide to Family Fun and Adventure" and the driving force behind the Cute Potato blog and website talks about her work as a writer, raising a family in Maine, and some of her favorite spots to explore. Visit www.cutepotato.com for more information about Jen and her work or find her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
Rank #1: Kat Frati. Kat Frati is the owner of Grown Up Girl, a blog dedicated to inspiring women of all ages to create sustainable happiness in their lives. The site offers life advice through practical tips and inspiring stories by focusing on the themes of health, wealth, love, gratitude, and bliss. The remarried mom of four kids, plus two stepchildren, is a cancer and open-heart surgery survivor, entrepreneur, musician, athlete, cribbage player, and often blissed out. A former computer engineer who designed air traffic control simulations for the Federal Aviation Administration, Frati founded grownUPgirl.com in 2013. She’s currently working on a new initiative of building an online resource of life skills lessons for young adults. https://www.themainemag.com/radio/radio-guests/kat-frati/
Rank #2: Richard Russo. Novelist and screenwriter Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, two short story collections, and the memoir Elsewhere. Empire Falls won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2002 and was made into an Emmy nominated HBO miniseries starring Ed Harris and Helen Hunt. His most recent novel, Everybody’s Fool, is a sequel to the earlier Nobody’s Fool, which was made into an award-winning movie starring Paul Newman. Russo is currently vice president of the Authors Guild. He lives with his wife Barbara in Portland, where his daughter Emily recently opened a bookstore called Print. He’s collaborated with his other daughter—artist Kate Russo—on the book Interventions and more recently on screenplays. His most recent book of stories, Trajectory, was published in spring 2018 by Knopf, and a collection of essays, The Destiny Thief, comes out in May of 2018. He’s currently at work on a new novel. https://www.themainemag.com/radio/radio-guests/richard-russo-2/
Rank #1: Creating Acadia National Park: the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr Book Talk. Dr. Ronald Epp, author and historian; Recorded October 26, 2016 - Author and historian Dr. Ronald Epp speaks about his important book, documenting Dorr's pivotal role in the creation of Acadia National Park. The first biography of George B. Dorr ever written, Creating Acadia National Park: the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr is based on painstaking research both in the US and abroad, including federal, state, and private archives. Newly-discovered and uncatalogued sources are supplemented by in-person interviews.
Rank #2: The Emergence of Portland: Early Homes and Early Maps. Speaker: Matthew Edney, Osher Professor in the History of Cartography, University of Southern Maine; Recorded January 22, 2015 - Matthew Edney, Osher Professor in the History of Cartography at the University of Southern Maine, uses the collections of the Maine Historical Society and USMâs Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education to analyze urban maps as cultural documents and interpret Portlandâs spatial history from the colonial era through the nineteenth century. Early maps of Portland manifest the duality of Portland, as a conventional city and a port city. View Slides (PDF) as you listen to podcast .
Rank #1: Camden Conference: “The Xi Vision” and “US-China Relations: A New Era in Need of New Ideas” . Thursday, March 7 at 2:00 pm Speaking In Maine takes us once again to the recent Camden Conference focusing this year on “Is This China’s Century?” Today we hear two talks: “The Xi Vision” and “US-China Relations: A New Era in Need of New Ideas.”
Rank #2: Camden Conference: “How the West-and Beijing-Got China Wrong” and “Is the China Model Sustainable?". Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 pm Speaking In Maine takes us back to the recent Camden Conference focusing this year on “Is This China’s Century?” Today we hear two talks: “How the West - and Beijing- Got China Wrong” and “Is the China Model Sustainable?”
Rank #1: Maine Voices Live with Pat Gallant-Charette. Pat Gallant-Charette is a native of Maine, Westbrook resident, University of Southern Maine graduate, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and retired nurse. In her spare time, 68-year-old Pat is a marathon swimmer. She started marathon swimming at the age of 58 and was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and Maine Sports Hall of Fame this year. She has set 9 world records in some of the most challenging marathon swims in the world. Pat is also the founder of the annual global swim event “Valentine’s Day…Swim for your Heart” to bring an awareness of heart disease and its prevention.
Rank #2: Like a Boss - Michelle Hood - Northern Light Health. Like A Boss is a live Q&A business event where you can hear insightful, first-hand accounts of the realities of running a business. Our CEO and Publisher Lisa DeSisto interviews local CEOs and business leaders for a behind the scenes look at their career paths, the ups and downs of running their businesses and the trends shaping them. About Michelle Hood Michelle Hood is the president and CEO at Northern Light Health in Brewer, Maine. She came to Northern Light Health in 2006 after she served as president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Montana Region, as well as president and CEO of its flagship hospital, St. Vincent Healthcare. As president and CEO of Northern Light Health, she focuses on health care policy and design models at the state and national levels, positioning the system to be successful in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
Rank #1: #1: Martin Grimnes of Harbor Technology. Martin Grimnes is one of Maine's most remarkable entrepreneurs. In 1980, he founded Brunswick Technologies, which went on to be publicly traded. After the acquisition of the company, he brought his same skill set to a new composites company, Harbor Technologies.Learn about Martin's first bike, how to cook a lobster, and how to form an industry consortium to bring in new business you can't handle on your own.
Rank #2: Dawn Reshen-Doty of Benay Enterprises. For almost 30 years, Dawn Reshen-Doty has been running Benay Enterprises, a business support company that provides back office accounting and management support. Under her leadership, the company is expanding its Maine presence. In this appearance recorded on 7/27/19 on WGAN’s Inside Maine, we explore what is driving growth for Benay and Dawn’s impressions and plans for growing the business in Maine.
Rank #1: The case against caging Maine kids. This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn Hallweaver interviews Tina Nadeau, Executive Director of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. They discuss advances made in criminal justice reform this session, especially for young Mainers as well as bills and reforms that fell short and what may yet be taken up by this legislature next year. They also talk about Long Creek and Maine’s approach to incarcerating children. Ask a question or leave a comment for a future show at (207) 619-3182. Subscribe to the podcast feed right here using your favorite podcasting app or subscribe using iTunes.
Rank #2: Maine Democrats shouldn’t throw away their shot at systemic change. With budget negotiations winding down and the legislative session coming to a close, Taryn, Ben and Mike take to the podcast to discuss a dozen important bills that have advanced over the last week as well as where the budget is falling short. There’s still time for tax fairness and to fund important priorities including health care, education and opioid crisis response. Plus: Burning trash isn’t clean energy, Ben doesn’t recommend a book for once, and Mike has some new buttons. Ask a question or leave a comment for a future show at (207) 619-3182. Subscribe to the podcast feed right here using your favorite podcasting app or subscribe using iTunes.
Rank #1: Ep. 1 - Stonington's Women Lobstermen. Episode 1 of Salts & Water - Stonington's Women Lobstermen. This podcast is brought to you by Experience Maritime Maine
Rank #2: Ep. 2 - Windjamming Penobscot Bay. Episode 2 of Salts & Water - Windjamming Penobscot Bay. This podcast episode is brought to you by Experience Maritime Maine.
Rank #1: Improving Healthcare Access in Rural Areas with Senator Tina Smith and Cary Medical CEO Kris Doody.
Rank #2: Cyberspace Solarium Commission with Rep. Gallagher and Professor Henry Felch.
Rank #1: Terry Alexander on Right Whales. Host Ben Martens sits down with Maine fisherman Terry Alexander to talk about the current issue facing right whales and the impacts that new rules and regulations may have on Maine's commercial fishing industry. You can learn more about this issues on our website. www.mainecoastfishermen.org
Rank #2: Episode 1: Welcome to Dock Talk / Interview with Gerry Cushman. Welcome to the docks! Join us for an introduction to life on coastal Maine's working waterfronts. Meet the staff of the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association and listen along as Executive Director Ben Martens interviews Gerry Cushman, a fifth-generation fisherman and lifelong resident of Port Clyde, a small fishing village on the coast of Maine.
Rank #1: June 21: The Session Ends With Work Left To Be Done. It's Friday and time again for Maine's Political Pulse. And this week, it's a little different: The first regular session of the legislature is over but legislators left Augusta without acting on a whole host of issues. Maine Public Senior Political Correspondent Mal Leary spoke with Nora Flaherty on All Things Considered about what did and did not get done. You can find a transcript of the conversation here .
Rank #2: April 19: The Mueller Report In Maine And Gov. Mills' First 100 Days. The Pulse is back.
Rank #1: Sunday Night with Maine Ghost Hunters 9-12-2010. Join Maine Ghost Hunters radio show hosts, David and Tiana, for a paranormal hour on Sunday nights when they'll chat it up about the unknown with guests from all over the country.
Rank #2: Sunday Night with Maine Ghost Hunters 10-10-2010. Join Maine Ghost Hunters radio show hosts, David and Tiana, for a paranormal hour on Sunday nights when they'll chat it up about the unknown with guests from all over the country. If you would like to be a guest on our show, or know of someone who is a good candidate to be a guest on our show, please e-mail us at email@example.com with their contact info. Remember, you can download our audio and video podcasts on iTunes, and you can find us on the web at www.maineghosthunters.org .