By The Associated Press - Monday, March 18, 2013 - 0 Comments
NEW YORK, N.Y. – There may be another billionaire interested in New York City’s…
NEW YORK, N.Y. – There may be another billionaire interested in New York City’s top job.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder of the popular social media service Twitter and the mobile payments startup Square, reportedly says he wants to be mayor of New York one day.
In an interview aired Sunday on “60 Minutes,” CBS’ Lara Logan said Dorsey is serious about moving to the Big Apple someday and running for mayor.
By Ken MacQueen - Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 7:50 AM - 0 Comments
The billionaire co-creator of Twitter wants to change the world again—this time, rethinking the way we shop
It’s a Wednesday, so Jack Dorsey is sipping tea in a 20th-floor lounge of Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, chatting with a Maclean’s reporter about the Canadian launch of Square Inc.—a mobile credit card reader and business management system—and the second revolutionary idea he has helped create in his 35 years. Canada is the first stop in Square’s global expansion. “We want to carry every transaction in the world,” he’s said, never one to dream small. Wednesdays are reserved for marketing, communications and growth. As chairman and co-founder of Twitter, the ubiquitous 140-character micro-blogging site, and CEO and co-founder of Square, he’s learned to compartmentalize.
The rhythm of his San Francisco-based business week goes like this: Mondays are for management issues at the two private companies with multi-billion-dollar evaluations. Tuesdays it’s engineering and design. Wednesdays are for evangelizing the brands—tools, he believes, of a new world order. Thursdays are for outside business partners and suppliers. Fridays he tends to employees, performances and goals, and recruits talent for companies undergoing exponential growth. Sundays are for strategic thought, and job interviews. On the sixth day he rests. He remains an influential force as chairman of Twitter, but he’s more engaged in the day-to-day operations of Square. Continue…