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How Stripe's COO approaches company-building [audio] (lattice.com)
80 points by jackaltman 10 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 16 comments

importance of thinking through whether to have your company organized functionally or around business can't be overstated. Functional orientation makes lack of accountability and can lead to bureaucratic culture and Business orientation can lead to silos and coordination failure.

Title should say "company-building".

I was expecting something about how she physically approaches the office.

I misread the title as "announces company building", as if they were going to build a Stripe campus.

Good one. Hyphenated.


Fixed, thanks.

She did say live plants are very important.

Really? My intuition led me to the correct interpretation.

It wasn't hyphenated before.

Seriously,why is it that anything,I mean,almost anything about Stripe is almost always occupied front page in Hacker News? Moderator bias?

People vote.

I think he's saying some of those people could be Stripe employees.

Thanks.I am suspecting this as much.If you pay attention for a while in HN,you will notice what I am saying here.

HackerNews has sophisticated anti-ringvoting protections, and as dang has explained many times in the past, these or other moderation systems and policies are not relaxed for YC companies; if they were, the community would lose all trust in HN [1].

Also, alleging astroturfing or shilling is explicitly against the guidelines [2]. The right thing to do if you suspect this is flag the post and email the moderators - hn@ycombinator.com.

There's a far more innocent and likely reason why Stripe gets lots of exposure here: they're in the most successful handful of companies to emerge in the past few years anywhere in the world, and people like learning about what successful companies do.

Which is not to say that it's not boring to see the same kind of content over and over, but again, the right approach is to flag and move on, not allege underhanded conduct without any evidence.

[1] https://hn.algolia.com/?query=dang%20pg%20chair&sort=byPopul...

[2] https://news.ycombinator.com/newsguidelines.html

> lso, alleging astroturfing or shilling is explicitly against the guidelines [2]

Thanks for letting me know I wasn't even aware of this.

You don't even have power to downvote.Or are you working for Stripe or its affiliates?

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