Watch our lessons for leaders: The Heartbeat Interview ❤️ with Patrick Collison, CEO of Stripe

As the 28-year old CEO of an almost 900-person company, Patrick shares with me what he wishes he learned earlier as leader.

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 the full 22-minute interview here.

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Written by Claire Lew

CEO of Know Your Team. My mission in life is to help people become happier at work.

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