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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.”
#18 || The defection of a Roger Ailes warrior. "Very earlier on, Roger called me Ailes Junior. He told my dad, 'I've never met anyone more like me than Joe.'" As the protégé of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, Joe Lindsley was closer to the man who built Fox News than any Fox executive. He helped write Ailes' speeches, sat next to him at executive meetings, and went to church with his family on Sundays. What moved the ambitious twenty-something to abandon the conservative media titan? For a deeper dive into his epic odyssey, check out Joe's memoir — Fake News / True Story: www.inkshares.com/books/fake-news-true-story
Tony Blair: Centrism may be dead. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sits down with Glenn Thrush in London to discuss the relationship between American and British politics, his close relationship with the Clintons, Brexit, and the danger of approaching politics with a closed-mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: 29. "Not Really Dark Psychic Forces". Ughh we got a little cocky in the beginning with the threats of a RAW AND UNCUT episode this week... but ... the Dark Psychic Forces were trying to get us as we recorded this episode THREE TIMES IN A ROW due to technical difficulties... We thought we had lost all the files but were able to retrieve all three to make up THIS VERY EPISODE! Hope you enjoy it cause it was a fucking bitch to edit. This week we CHANT about Depression, Wellbutrin, nightmares, The New York Magazine story on Ivanka Trump, Barney's filing for bankruptcy, The Valley of the Dolls audio book narrated by Laverne Cox (sorry Laverne in advance), Why we love Lena Dunham, what pills we should be taking, The Little Mermaid LIVE, MOLE PEOPLE from the documentary DARK DAYS, possible new broadway plays, Kanye West's homeless shelter DOMES, Toni Morrission, Victoria Secret's new (and FIRST) trans model, Trans model SCAMMERS, representation, gay movies, voguing, EQUINOX, Paris is Burning, Succession, HBO, gay, gay, gay, and GAY, BYEE Dont forget to check out our premium Patreon episodes at https://patreon.com/notreally Hit us up on instagram at @notreallypod Thank for listening kiddos, LOVE YA.
Rank #2: 28. "Not Really Hollywood". Your favs are BACK and WORSE THAN EVER! This is HOLLYWOOD BABY! We talk about Leo, Quentin, Faye, Denzel, Lupita, Marvel, M'onique, CATS, Martin Scorsese, Euphoria, TWITTER, Ladyfag, ANNA DELVEY, ya know, THE LEGENDS.
Rank #1: Socialism Contra Liberalism. Is socialism the realization of liberal ideals that capitalism makes impossible? Aimee and Benjamin explore the theoretical and political implications of this question, conceptions of freedom and the good life, and where we might draw the line between liberalism and socialism.
Rank #2: Identity Politics Is (Ruling) Class Politics. Aimee and Benjamin take a closer look at Trump's remarks about The Squad. They talk the discourse of representation, socialism with a diverse face, and why identity politics is always a ruling-class project.
Rank #1: Episode 026 - Pizzagate is Real II: Gangster Computer God Epstein Deep Dive ft. Mike. "Professor Pizzagate" Mike returns to help Tom and Don walk through the prehistory of Epstein. How did blackmail rackets evolve in the USA? Who were the key figures involved? The crew looks at how the mafia, the police, intelligence agencies and legitimate business all jumble together in the pedo pizzeria we call politics. Intro music from auntie004, who is at https://soundcloud.com/auntie004 Outro Music: French 79 - Between the Buttons Mentioned: https://www.mintpressnews.com/shocking-origins-jeffrey-epstein-blackmail-roy-cohn/260621/ https://www.mintpressnews.com/blackmail-jeffrey-epstein-trump-mentor-reagan-era/260760/ https://www.mintpressnews.com/mega-group-maxwells-mossad-spy-story-jeffrey-epstein-scandal/261172/
Rank #2: Episode 025 - A More Substantial Peace ft. RedMaistre. Tom and Don talk to @RedMaistre about the relationship between revolution and religion, leading to a wider conversation about religion and the state. The guys discuss integralism, the Nation of Islam and a variety of books. Mentioned: After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre. Carl Schmitt. Catholicism and Democracy by Emile Perreau-Saussine. Garden of Truth by Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Abandonment To Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre De Caussade. Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansary. Study Quran. Class Notes: Posing as Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene by Adolph Reed Jr, "The Rise of Louis Farrakhan". Intro music from auntie004, who is at https://soundcloud.com/auntie004 Outro music: Philip Glass - Akhnaten - Act II Scene 4 Hymn.
Rank #1: You Don't Need the Stage. Ev and Sophie discuss conjugal visits, music festival attire, and the recent mass shootings in the United States.
Rank #2: Some Facts About Alligators. Ev and Sophie discuss medicare for all, Baltimore, and Canadian cross-country fugitives. We have parenting advice for you and we're not afraid to share it.
Rank #1: Episode 1 - A Decent Proposal (12/5/18). The inaugural episode of Vanderpod! The ONLY Vanderpump Rules recap podcast there is! Number 1 girl and Number 1 guy, Katherine Krueger and Will Menaker break down season 7, episode 1 of Vanderpump Rules "A Decent Proposal"
Rank #2: Episode 6 - Girls Night In feat. Brandy Jensen. Cards get pulled as tensions heat up between Billie and cast over a "Girls Night In". Also Scheana fakes orgasms, SUR gets a new DJ, and Brittany deals with confrontation. Plus our very first guest ever: Brandy Jensen!Movie Bonus: Willem Dafoe's penis and the other Oscar Noms
Rank #1: Collapse and Occultism with John Michael Greer. John Michael Greer is an American author who writes on the environment, various religions, and occult topics. He currently blogs at: www.ecosophia.netNote: A big thank you to H.E. for helping address audio issues.
Rank #2: Accelerationism & Capital with Nick Land. Nick Land is an English philosopher, short-story horror writer, blogger, and “the father of accelerationism”. His writing is credited with pioneering the genre known as “theory-fiction”. A cofounder of the 1990s collective Cybernetic Culture Research Unit, his work has been tied to the development of accelerationism and speculative realism. (Wikipedia)He can be found on Twitter @outsidenessIn this episode we discuss accelerationism, capital, time, Kant and decimalism.
Rank #1: HMOD EPISODE 10 - LOGIC AND REASON WITH BEN BURGIS. In this episode we chat with Ben Burgis, author of Give Them an Argument – Logic for the Left (Zero Books, 2019). Ben is a lecturer in philosophy at Georgia State University Perimeter College, and is regular contributor to The Michael Brooks Show, Zero Books, and The Serfs.Follow Ben on Twitter @BenBurgis Buy Ben’s book here: https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/give-them-an-argumentSupport Ben’s work on his Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/benburgis
Rank #2: HMOD Episode 8 - DIRTY LINGERIE II. This is the second episode in a series on the adjudication of harassment and bullying complaints pursuant to #MeToo-inspired academic and professional association codes of conduct. Heidi talks to Richard Ned Lebow, the man at the center of the ‘lingerie elevator joke’ scandal that erupted at the 2018 International Studies Association conference. Professor Lebow, who is an expert in conflict prevent and resolution, explains why it was so important to him to fight this complaint. LinksProfessor Lebow’s faculty page at King’s College London: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/person?id=5402e739-96f2-4936-86d6-203f197283a5Richard Ned Lebow, “Warning: Telling a Lame Joke in an Elevator can Endanger Your Career,” Quillette, Nov. 23, 2018. https://quillette.com/2018/11/23/warning-telling-a-lame-joke-in-an-elevator-can-endanger-your-career/Richard Ned Lebow, “How my lame joke saw me fall foul of the campus zealots,” The Spectator, May 14, 2018.https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/05/how-my-lame-joke-saw-me-fall-foul-of-the-campus-zealots/Richard Ned Lebow, “My innocent joke about lingerie and an insidious culture of censorship: Leading academic says trouble caused by a one-liner he cracked in a lift left him reeling,” Daily Mail, May 16, 2018.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5738391/PROFESSOR-RICHARD-NED-LEBOW-innocent-joke-lingerie-insidious-culture-censorship.htmlThe installation on display at the ISA 2019 panel on “Confronting Political Backlash: Creative Feminist Responses”: https://twitter.com/simonasharoni/status/1112377478465630208Code of Conduct, International Studies Association, April 8, 2018.https://www.isanet.org/Portals/0/Documents/ISA/ISA%20Code%20of%20Conduct%200418.pdf
Rank #1: Episode 4: Here's Looking at You, Kids (teaser). To hear the rest, subscribe at patreon.com/trueanonpod
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Rank #1: Dialectic of Defeat: A Collaboration with Red Library, Part I. Red Library is a great podcast that analyzes and discusses important works of Marxist (and other leftist) literature, and we are big fans. So, we are happy to announce that this week we teamed up with them to read and talk about Dialectic of Defeat: Contours of Western Marxism by Russell Jacoby. The discussion ran long, so it has been broken into two parts. This is part one.In Dialectic of Defeat, Jacoby examines the losers of the Marxist tradition and argues that there is something to be learned from them, even in their defeat. He exhorts us to read the heretics, doubt the orthodoxies, and truly understand all of the rich and varied currents of Marxism, even if they ultimately failed to create a successful revolution. After all, all of our gods failed us in the end.Either that, or we failed them. Jacoby, Russell. Dialectic of defeat : contours of western Marxism. Cambridge, U.K. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Print.Music:Modern Life Is War- Farmer's Holiday Association Support the show
Rank #2: The Children of the Counterrevolution . When we were kids: history ended, the Christian right launched an all out assault on the gains of the 1960s/70s, the liberals launched an all out assault on the gains of the New Deal/labor movement, and the left launched an all out assault on each others shopping choices. It sucked. The world was recreated in the dumbest and worst possible ways and we are going to let you listen to us talk about how it warped all of our brains. Coming of Age at the End of Historyhttps://www.counterpunch.org/2019/04/26/coming-of-age-at-the-end-of-history-2/ Neoliberalism Is A Political Projecthttps://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/07/david-harvey-neoliberalism-capitalism-labor-crisis-resistance/ From Revolution to Evolution: The Changing Nature of the Christian Right (1994)http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.857.5145&rep=rep1&type=pdf What Pat Robertson Teaches Ushttps://jacobinmag.com/2018/03/pat-robertson-cbn-evangelical-christian-sandersThe Reagan Counterrevolution Crushes The American Dreamhttps://www.dailykos.com/stories/2014/9/8/1328063/-The-Reagan-Counter-Revolution-Crushes-the-American-DreamHow The Christian Right Ended Up Transforming American Politicshttps://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/brief-history-of-the-christian-rightThe Sexual Counterrevolutionhttps://prospect.org/article/sexual-counterrevolutionMusic: Propagandhi- "Stick The Fucking Flag Up Your Goddam Ass, You Sonofabitch"Support the show
Rank #1: Marlo's Dream. In episode 11 of this season, we conducted a group interview to find and hire a new writer for our show. While there were a handful of decent candidates, no one wowed us quite like Marlo St. John, and amnesiac, bleeding from the side of her head, whose only possession was a 2014 appointment book with a single entry--that of the Nymphowars interview. We hired her on the spot, and are proud to present the first episode fully authored and directed by our friend and colleague, Marlo St. John.
Rank #2: Kill Drag Race Part I: Honey Baked Hamm. Macy is trapped in a frenzied state of catchphrase madness and can’t stop speaking in the cursed drag lingo popularized by the television phenomenon “Rupaul Presents: The Drag Race”. Theda has no choice but to seek guidance from an unlikely ally, Caitlyn Jenner, and go stealth as a contestant on the competition reality show as an undercover vigilante to stop the show’s nefarious influence and save her friend! One by one Theda must defeat the big wigs at the top of the drag industrial complex all while slaying the competition to win the show and gain access to the inner sanctum.
Rank #1: NM SPECIAL REPORT: BLACK SOCIALISTS launch DUAL POWER MAP (Z from BSA). New Models speaks with Z, founder of Black Socialists of America (BSA) about the organization's recently launched DUAL POWER MAP: a critical tool for building a new economic order in America within the existing capitalist structure, starting with black worker-owned businesses and co-ops. (w/ @LILINTERNET & Caroline Busta)For more: blacksocialists.us/dual-power-mapFollow BSA: @blacksocialists
Rank #2: Episode 16: E PLURIBUS ZUCK (Mat Dryhurst, Kei Kreutler, Busta, Keller, @LILINTERNET). New Models speaks with MAT DRYHURST & KEI KREUTLER, two figures central to Berlin's diverse crypto scene, to unpack the possible impact of Facebook's Libra coin (provided it succeeds). From the Bitcoin villages of Switzerland to Libra as an arm of US foreign policy, this episode takes the coin's tagline at face value asking, _were_ everyone to be invited the the global economy... what would that look like, how would that actually be achieved, and what would the fall out be? (w/ Caroline Busta, Daniel Keller, @LILINTERNET)For more, check: https://twitter.com/matdryhurst & https://twitter.com/keikreutler
Rank #1: #50 - If Reagan Was Woke (ft. Red Menace). on an extremely rough news weekend, some of the most smart, sincere, and kind comrades we know, Breht Ó Séaghdha and Alyson Escalante, came on our show to help us process this shit. we hope that together, we help u out too. please follow them on twitter: @deadirishrebel @revleftradio @alysonesque @red_menace_pod check out their patreons:- red menace patreon- revleft patreon and if you'd like to hear more of our show, check out our patreon show notes: - reagan canceled- union boss- INF- el paso- antifa- USA rigged- outro thanks so much for listening! don't forget to rate and review us on apple podcasts, it really helps people find the show!also hang out with us on midspostingfollow us on fb/ig/twtr @beepbeepleaflov u, beep on
Rank #2: #1 - Big Left Energy. on the premiere episode of beep beep lettuce, we talk about elon musk's 3way attempts, some racist, another racist named ben shapiro, probably some other stuff, and of course, smonkin the leef follow us on twitter @beepbeepleaf https://www.facebook.com/beepbeepleaf/
Rank #1: Ideology, Intelligence, and Capital with Nick Land. Nick Land is a British philosopher living in Shanghai. Nick is one of the main figures in the school of thought known as accelerationism. He is currently writing a book about the philosophical implications of Bitcoin. We talked about accelerationism, cybernetics, ideology, the evolution of Nick’s perspective, Deleuze and Guattari, emancipation and dehumanization, artificial intelligence, capitalism, Moldbug, mathematics and the significance of zero, religion, blockchain/Bitcoin, Kantianism, synthetic time, and more. We recorded this online, over two sessions. We did have some unavoidable connection problems, so you'll notice some imperfections such as clicking sounds throughout. We did the best we could; big thanks to those who helped with the editing. A few people are now helping to make a full-text transcript of this conversation, which will be available soon at Vast Abrupt (vastabrupt.com). Don't forget to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
Rank #2: #10 - Ilan Zvi Baron. Dr Ilan Zvi Baron is Associate Professor in the School of Government and International Affairs, and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics at Durham University. Baron has written multiple books, including Obligation in Exile: The Jewish Diaspora, Israel and Critique (Edinburgh University Press, 2015) and How to Save Politics in a Post-Truth Era (Manchester University Press, 2017). He has also published numerous academic articles on Jewish identity and security, including Diasporic Security and Jewish Identity in the journal Modern Jewish Studies (2014). Ilan is a "reluctant Zionist" and I don't know many Zionists so I wanted to ask him about that. Unlike many of my podcasts, this one is actually pretty focused on this one topic. We also discuss some tangents of this question, mostly relating to ideology and the culture wars, etc. After some chit-chat, the conversation really kicks off around the 14 minute mark.
Rank #1: Episode 38: Bobby Big Wheel v. Benny Johnson. Bobby Big Wheel (internet funnyman) gets Stefan extremely excited for his Block Tale by getting blocked by Stefan's most hated man on the internet, Benny Johnson. This block also leads to an extremely fun revelation during the listener block segment, and we partake in one of the worst Ted Talks of all-time. The Blocked Boys also dive deep on getting hacked by ISIS, feral hogs, the fish tube, rewriting Christmas carols, and Tommy Lee borrows from Reddit in one of the most bizarre tweets of all-time. If you'd like another way to kill the 30-50 feral hogs in your yard, you can do so by donating $5/month to the show at http://patreon.com/blockedparty. That donation gets you TWO bonus episodes per month, and this week we'll be releasing our first August bonus, a very special mailbag episode with fan favourite Kyle Bottom! We've also announced that once you donate $50 lifetime to the pod, we'll send you a snazzy T-shirt, which is pretty neat, and we're going to be announcing some brand new Patreon tiers this week with even MORE bonus content for YOU! Don't miss the fish tube, get over this dam and donate now!
Rank #2: Episode 1: Jesse Farrar v. Jon Favreau. In this new podcast from Stefan Heck and John Cullen, the boys invite guests on the program to talk about times they were blocked on social media. Jesse Farrar (Your Kickstarter Sucks, @BronzeHammer) joins the show to discuss the time he was blocked by Jon Favreau (not that one, the Pod Save America one). Along with the block, the boys discuss celebrity screenshot tweets, doing video game strategy guides for book reports, and Jesse's latest single, "Summer Boo" (feat. Biggie Babylon). Theme by Graham Wright, artwork by Kody Audette, produced by Daniel Cuzzetto.
Rank #1: Episode 51: Jeffrey Epstein feat. Matt Christman. Fresh off his 66th birthday (the devils birthday) in the hot seat is Jeffrey Epstein. Join us as we have a round table discussion of his numerous misdeeds, the nefarious schemes played to amass his fortune, and the laundry list of celebrities involved in Epstein’s annual Chuck E' cheese parties. We are joined by Matt Christman of Chapo TraphouseFollow him on twitter @cushbomb as well as @grubstakerspod. Enjoy!
Rank #2: Episode 83: Jeffrey Epstein (Part 2) feat. Matt Christman and Nick Mullen. You wanted it we provided it check it out. The picture Matt refers to in the second half of the episode: https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/atmosphere-at-hamish-bowles-ghislaine-maxwell-and-lillian-news-photo/609338670?adppopup=true