Patrick McKenzie

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I work for the Internet, at @stripe, mostly on accelerating startups.

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TripActions, an employee travel platform, has a really, really interesting feature where you can offer employees an Amazon gift card for money saved versus a travel budget.

about 3 hours ago

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I realize I'm just going through what everyone who took art class seriously experienced when they were like 10, but: Liam broke a beloved plastic toy and I was able to say "Oh that needs clay in the seam and color matched paint. Give Daddy 30 minutes over his lunch break."

2 days ago

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Huh. I think first thought is “Sounds like a joke” and second thought, articulated later in thread, is ~obviously correct. You’re providing executive function where people lack it and implicit leverage is absolutely silly. t.co/lJKWhhNU1d

2 days ago

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Interestingly, just got told that our electricity provider (this system is weird in Tokyo, as me sometime) is preparing for potential grid stress due to cost of fuel / European issues / etc and a) recalculating surcharges plus b) encourages us to enroll in demand response.

19 days ago

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We’re revisiting the topic of bank branches today, which in addition to their business function (covered previously) are complex commercial real estate projects. t.co/S6BIZl1W2W

20 days ago

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Bits about Money will be out in 15 minutes, about the fascinating minutiae of bank branch siting.

20 days ago

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This is a *really* clever bit of marketing enabled by engineering / data, especially for a VC fund. Many SaaS companies could benefit from doing it, too, particularly where the "customer" doesn't have full visibility into the whole relationship with you. t.co/VUVTJXjLoK

20 days ago

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… Stupefyingly easy recruiting hack. I’m ashamed I didn’t think of it first. t.co/BMbMDnW6jF

21 days ago

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You can go up and down many “traditional” industries with variants of this question, and many of the answers are unicorns in waiting. Some are in plain sight. t.co/N2a6tkuwdk

21 days ago

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One for the “Marketing is a force for good in the world files”, brought to you by an ad for the importance of routine colonoscopies despite the minor indignity of the procedure. t.co/zAO6LLn1Ae

22 days ago

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As a father, enthusiastically co-signed. Like the Mario Galaxy control-the-hat mode except without the hat needing expert level mechanics for you to progress the level. t.co/m9U9vn1WbQ

23 days ago

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Feels like 20% I get why you feel you have to send this 80% deputizing your users to do Marketing’s job t.co/hU7k1N8CuN

23 days ago

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Not sure whether Steve Jobs would have personally caught this before launch, but am pretty sure that Steve Jobs would decree that this would be solved by close of business tomorrow, which is a type of energy the world could always use more of. t.co/KRRTLtYHQp

24 days ago

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