Fallibilist, optimist. Stripe CEO. ??
from @GZuckerman , about the creation of the COVID vaccines, is terrific.
On growing Manhattan by building New Manhattana, a 1,760-acre extension: 🤩
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!
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%.
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.
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.
Some day, AI will get so advanced that Google Docs will *automatically* switch to the account has access to the document.
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.