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I work for the Internet, at @stripe, mostly on accelerating startups. Opinions here are my own.

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Stripe's thinking on cryptocurrencies is best encapsulated by our posts on the matter. Examples: thoughts on Bitcoin, investing in stellar, sunsetting Bitcoin support.

Speaking only for myself, I'm…

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Ask Erin and Thomas; they have expressed a desire to host it for marketing purposes sometime. That is, unfortunately, not a trivial endeavor.

(Blame the guy who wrote large portions of it.)

I'm sad…

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I understand little about the entertainment industry, but to a gross approximation, I think it is largely an iterated game where ~2,000 people come together in clumps of ~10 to build a defined project…

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Do you think you're going to get better at selling this after you have a product available? What is the narrative by which that happens? If you do not get better at selling this, running a SaaS…

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I do not have a very developed point of view on the strategy here qua immigration.

I think over a 5+ year timespan you're going to increasingly see the world move to approximately two salary…

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B2B SaaS is a very large field of human endeavor. If you're looking for an entry point, I wrote one, but the field is multifaceted and I have no recommendation or set of recommendation that covers…

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I am broadly skeptical about the discourse of "top talent", which suggests that it is static, and think there is some combination of person, opportunity, and supporting infrastructure which results in…

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I think the relatively easy part of valuing a stock option is understanding how the math works out given the company achieves $X valuation at exit (covered in many places on the Internet; the Holloway

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Depends on your risk tolerance and how sure you are that you want to run a SaaS company, IMHO. I will report that I started learning a lot faster and executing a lot better after having more cycles to…

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I enjoyed the Phoenix Project a lot but don't have super-developed thoughts on the Theory of Constraints. (More business advice should be placed in a well-executed fictional narrative.)

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