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Episode 3: Interview with Patrick Collison, CEO of Stripe

As the CEO and co-founder of Stripe, a payments company processing billions of dollars each year, Patrick Collison shares with me what he wishes he learned earlier as a 28-year-old leader of an almost 900-person company.

You cannot be all things to all people. This is true of building products, socializing with others — and true of leading a company. Patrick Collison, the CEO and co-founder of Stripe, shared this insight with me and how it’s shaped the way he’s thought about running and growing an organization.

“It’s reframing the question, not as, ‘How do you keep people happy,’ but, ‘How do you keep the right kind of people for your organization happy?’”

Watch or listen the full interview above.

Written by Claire Lew

CEO of Canopy. My mission in life is to help people become happier at work. Say hi to me on Twitter at @clairejlew.