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Trying to end the pandemic a little earlier with VaccinateCA

Visit Trying to end the pandemic a little earlier with VaccinateCA

This week I got involved with the VaccinateCA effort. We are trying to end the pandemic a little earlier, by building the most accurate database possible of vaccination locations and availability in California.

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The biggest thing people don’t appreciate about large companies is the basic productive unit isn’t an individual it is an engineering team with about ~8 members.

Patrick McKenzie

# 29th April 2020, 6:39 am / management, patrickmckenzie


Significant advances shipped by the tech industry in the last 20 years include putting the majority of human knowledge in the hands of 40%++ of the world's population, available on-demand, for "coffee money" not "university money."

Patrick McKenzie

# 2nd December 2017, 3:17 pm / patrickmckenzie

We made a sale for Appointment Reminder from someone whose only way of getting data into the system was to fax it to us. Guess the cheat. If you guess "CEO signs up for HelloFax, receives the fax, and types 600 patient names and phone numbers by hand" you have good instincts.

Patrick McKenzie

# 23rd October 2017, 5:45 pm / sales, patrickmckenzie

Getting Your First 10 Customers (via) There is so much good advice embedded in this article by Patrick McKenzie, and it constantly comes back to the theme of doing whatever it takes to get to your first ten paying customers.

# 23rd October 2017, 5:36 pm / startups, sales, patrickmckenzie