#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.”
I've Had Better. [Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.
01: John Gottman - How to Be a Master of Relationship. Welcome! My guest today is Dr. John Gottman, one of the world's leading experts on how to have an amazing relationship. He and his wife Julie currently operate The Gottman Institute in Seattle, offering numerous resources and training. Join us for a deep dive into their work! Dr. Gottman’s findings are largely based on the conclusions he has made over many years of research and observations of couples. He and his team have how to be a master (and avoid being a disaster) at relationship. Dr. Gottman discusses the following topics: “The Sound Relationship House” - what is the foundation for a relationship that lasts? Learn the importance of having high expectations in relationship, and also uncover ways in which what you'd *think* would be good for your relationship is actually counterproductive. Dr. Gottman identifies Styles of Confronting Conflict: Volatile, Validating, and Conflict-Avoiding. All of these conflict styles can lead to successful relationships. Learn what to do if you and your partner are mismatched in your conflict style. Dr. Gottman discusses “bids” we make with our partner as an attempt to connect. Are you a "yes" to your partner's bids? Are they a yes to yours? “Bids” that fail are often the beginnings of conflict. How do things change if you start paying attention and responding to your partner's bids in a positive way? Mindfulness is the key to noticing these bids and avoiding conflict. “Small Things Often” - a reminder to turn toward these bids in the small moments of life. Dr. Gottman's concept of startup is a way of thinking about what you bring to your interactions with your partner. Do you start in a place that's already positive, and thinking highly of your partner? Or do you start in a place where you are suspecting the worst of your partner? Build up your emotional bank account with small compliments (deposits). According to John, there are three phases of any relationship: Falling in Love (initial), Building Trust (middle), and Cherishing Your Partner (long-term intimacy). What phase are you in? The key to success is using strategies that are appropriate for where you are in your relationship. The key to more sex is having the freedom to say "no" without being punished for it. If refusing sex can actually have a positive payoff, then it will actually lead to a couple having a more satisfying (and frequent) sex life. Do you ever wonder how to make a good relationship GREAT? Focus on cherishing your partner. What if YOU are the only partner who wants to make changes? Can you make a difference? Absolutely. Learn how shifts in your approach can have a profound affect on your relationship. The key to success in a relationship isn't that nothing bad ever happens. It's how well you as a couple learn how to repair after those things occur. John discusses how you can learn to repair, and the positive effects that has on long-term relationships. Do you know how to decide if you’re in a bad relationship? When you're with your partner, are you at your best? Or are you veering off towards your worst? Gottman offers this simple guideline for how to know whether to stay or go. Also what to think about BEFORE you decide that you're on the wrong path. Join us for these topics and more. Dr. Gottman has practical information that can improve your relationship TODAY! Links and Resources: What Makes Love Last: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal by Dr. John Gottman The Gottman Institute, Seattle www.gottman.com www.neilsattin.com/gottman (visit to download a .pdf of this episode guide along with John Gottman's "Dreams in Conflict" exercise to help couples who seem to have irreconcilable differences. You can also text “PASSION” to 33444 for instructions on how to download the guide. If you download the guide within the first week of this show's airing, you will also qualify for a chance to win a free signed copy of Dr. Gottman’s book "What Makes Love Last".) The Relationship Alive Community on Facebook Amazing intro/outro music provided courtesy of: The Railsplitters - Check them Out!
Rank #1: Episode 3 - Here Tonight, Emma Watson, & Red Roses with Jesse Barrera. AJ and Jesse Barrera dive deep into the first three tracks of the album - Here Tonight, Emma Watson, and Red Roses - and share stories of who the songs were about and how the songs came to be.
Rank #2: Episode 2 - Painting the Mess We've Made with Tori Kelly. Grammy nominated artist and friend, Tori Kelly stops by the podcast to celebrate 7 years of Red Roses. AJ & Tori talk memories, their old stomping grounds, the beginnings of their friendship, and the behind-the-scenes of their Red Roses track, “Mess We’ve Made”. Join them as they discuss the song they wrote together, and also a handful of other tracks on the album that you may not realize Tori was also featured on. Also, Andrew Rhim is there doing whatever it is he does.
Rank #1: Normal Fairy (w/ Luke Null). Comedian Luke Null chats with Megan about escape rooms and cringe worthy Tik Toks!“Just a Tip with Megan Batoon” is a comedic advice podcast that’s equally about tangents as it is about tips. Megan and rotating guests tell stories and act as cautionary tales so you don’t make the same mistakes they did. Send in your questions to email@example.com.Be sure to rate Just a Tip 5-stars on Apple Podcasts! Leave a comment of the perfect Sleepless in Seattle sign-off for Megan for a chance to be read on air!Follow Megan:Twitter: @meganbatoonInstagram: @meganbatoonShop Merch: shop.meganbatoon.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/MeganBatoonFPJust a Tip on Instagram: @justatippodcast
Rank #2: #HornySummer2019 (w/ Kevin T. Porter). Comedian and host of "Good Christian Fun" podcast Kevin T. Porter joins Megan to talk about the importance of skincare and how self deprecation is cancelled!“Just a Tip with Megan Batoon” is a comedic advice podcast that’s equally about tangents as it is about tips. Megan and rotating guests tell stories and act as cautionary tales so you don’t make the same mistakes they did. Send in your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.Be sure to rate Just a Tip 5-stars on Apple Podcasts! Leave a comment of the perfect Sleepless in Seattle sign-off for Megan for a chance to be read on air!Follow Megan:Twitter: @meganbatoonInstagram: @meganbatoonShop Merch: shop.meganbatoon.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/MeganBatoonFPJust a Tip on Instagram: @justatippodcast
Rank #1: Why Am I Anxious?. Ever wonder why you’re so anxious? Wish you could experience more peace and less anxiety? The answer to your problems may not be found in what’s happening to you, but in how you’re thinking about it. Discover seven reasons for why you might be anxious. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR
Rank #2: Don’t Blow It!. We’re all busy, but are we busy doing what really matters? Discover how your priorities could be preventing your progress. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR
Rank #1: Elastics: Where God and Science Smooch. You could be forgiven for thinking the story behind elastics was boring. You’d still be wrong, though. The story of what’s holding up your underwear is a global drama, replete with war, industrial espionage, colonialism, destitute inventors – everything! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rank #2: The Disappearance of the Yuba County Five. In 1978, five friends set out for home from a basketball game. The next day, their car was discovered in a lonely mountain road. The next spring, their bodies began to turn up. What happened that night remains a mystery to this day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rank #1: #1169 - Elon Musk. Elon Musk is a business magnet, investor and engineer.
Rank #2: #1145 - Peter Schiff. Peter Schiff is an American businessman, investment broker, author and financial commentator. Schiff is CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. He also hosts his own podcast called “The Peter Schiff Podcast” available on iTunes and at SchiffRadio.com