I’ve always “known of” Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter and current CEO of Square. Until recently though I hadn’t heard him speak. A few weeks ago I watched the initial episode of Foundation with Kevin Rose where he interviewed Jack over tea, and then during my commute today I listened to his recent lecture at Stanford as a part of their Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series that I love.
He’s just an absolutely fascinating person to listen to. From his youth of creating dispatch systems to entertain himself, to stories about his family and his dad’s pizza shop, his attempts to create Twitter years before he actually did, his philosophies on leadership and company culture, and on to Twitter’s success and the birth of Square. I think he’s absolutely brilliant in every way that I’d aspire to be. I embedded the video for both talks below. Definitely highly recommended. When you get some free time, kick back and enjoy. You won’t be disappointed!