Patrick Collison

Patrick Collison


Fallibilist, optimist. Stripe CEO. ??

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@AviSchiffmann  @stripeWe 'll waive the fees. Glad Stripe Identity has been helpful! Let us know if you've any feedback... obviously not a use-case we had in mind when we built it. And thank you for making the site -- the impact seems amazing.

from @GZuckerman , about the creation of the COVID vaccines, is terrific.

On growing Manhattan by building New Manhattana, a 1,760-acre extension: 🤩

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Before the pandemic, Pfizer was making 200M doses per year across all vaccines. In 2021, they manufactured 3 billion doses of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine -- 15x scale-up, in 1 year, for a new platform, during pandemic itself. Still think the extent of the achievement is underrated.

"Science saved the world" a common refrain, and none of it would have been possible without a lot of scientific discovery. But so too did astonishing logistics, project management, industrial expertise, and process control.

🌟🆕 from the Stripe Docs lab: . (Or hit ~ on any docs page.) (1) Navigate docs directly. (Surprisingly useful.) (2) Invoke Stripe CLI commands without leaving the page. Reinforces my belief that more web apps should have consoles!

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Neat new case study: . Needless to say, we're united by our love of shipping.

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Google, Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, and now Twitter run by CEOs who grew up in India. Wonderful to watch the amazing success of Indians in the technology world and a good reminder of the opportunity America offers to immigrants. INUS (Congrats, @paraga !)

While is in the headlines for many reasons these days, this particular chart probably doesn’t get enough attention. 10 years after founding, SpaceX had ~0% market share. 16 years: >50%.

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Becoming the preeminent locus of agglomeration for the world's plucky up-and-comers has been one of the US's greatest achievements and most potent advantages.

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I couldn’t be more delighted that @paystack  will be joining us at @stripe . The African tech ecosystem is expanding very rapidly. We and the Paystack team are eager to invest in a big way over the years to come.

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Some day, AI will get so advanced that Google Docs will *automatically* switch to the account has access to the document.

"Foreigners from those 7 nations have killed zero Americans in terrorist attacks on U.S. soil between 1975 - 2015."

While long hours can't be a goal, I worry that it's easy to mislead. As a descriptive matter, creating Stripe required obsessive intensity. Maybe better founders could have worked "smarter", but I do know that long hours were needed for *us* to build something great.

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