FWD: Outlook — November 5, 2015

The top two stories in tech from around the web

Startup Playbook
Sam Altman of Y Combinator

Effectively an e-book. Your weekend read. I’ll be honest — I haven’t finished it yet. But it’s true to its name: this is the startup playbook.


Scaling Stripe with Patrick Collison — Class 11 Notes of Stanford University’s CS183C
Chris McCann of Greylock Partners

A fantastic interview of Stripe co-founder Patrick Collison by John Lilly. In it, he discusses how Stripe is organized, how products go to market, and growth cycles within companies.

“About 70% of our new product ideas comes from listening to customers with good judgement and 30% are doing things which ought to be big but aren’t being asked for.”


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