Jack Dorsey Rumors About His Role at Twitter Cleared Up By Jack Himself

Twitter was featured on the NY Times recently and it was implied that Jack had to come back to save Twitter and his recent reduced role showing signs of weakness.

I’ll do a video on this tomorrow but here is MyAngle on this:

1. Jack Dorsey came in to help Dick Costello reshape a company that was experiencing massive growing pains. Let me say that again “growing” pains. Twitter has and still is growing like a weed and with that some issues come from it. With new management (Dick Costello) taking over for the founders is always challenging for any company never mind Twitter. In this case it was a brilliant move to bring in Jack to shore up some areas that could have easily gotten out of control while Dick Costello focused on the critical machinery.

2. That work is complete and Jack moves on to focus on this day job the CEO of the hottest payments startup on the planet – Square.

Folks that’s the story nothing really other than a good move by Dick Costello to bring in a the inspirational founder to keep the ship together.

I take my hat off to both @dickc and @jack for a good move.

Here is the post below from Jack Dorsey

Notes on my work at Twitter

There was a great profile in the New York Times about Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo, which mentioned my work at the company. It’s not a common arrangement, so I’d like to clarify a few points.

In Spring of 2011, Dick asked me to take an operational role overseeing product, design, and brand. Our shared goal was to get those organizations back under him as soon as possible, simply because it was the right thing to do for the company. We moved all of my reports back under him in January of this year after leadership was firmly in place. This allowed me to focus on refining our brand and logo, to work more with Dick and the leadership team on our direction forward, and ultimately return the majority of my time to Square, where I’m CEO. I’m back to going to Twitter on Tuesday afternoons, something I started before taking the interim operational role.

We haven’t talked about this publicly because it’s not what people using Twitter every day care about.

I’m fortunate in life to be a part of two foundational and mission-driven organizations, and I’m always going fight like hell to make them thrive. And they are! Now back to our work.

About John Furrier

John Furrier is founder, co-CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of SiliconANGLE, a new media company covering the intersection of computer science and social science. Furrier is also the co-founder and CEO of CrowdChat a social media platform for large-scale group conversations over hashtags. In addition to SiliconANGLE John runs Broadband Developments a private incubator and investment firm for creating new startups. Furrier lives in Palo Alto, California with his wife and four children.

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