Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Dishes Out His DOs and DON’Ts of Success

While Mark Zuckerberg sits there and gets movies made about him while collecting Farmville royalty checks, Jack Dorsey remains one of the biggest tech moguls in the game, if you didn’t already know. He’s the co-founder of both Twitter and Square (a mobile credit card payment app).

Since the release of the book Hatching Twitter, which goes in depth about the founding of the popular social media platform and takes quite a few shots at Dorsey, Dorsey’s been in the public eye, obviously trying to repair his since-bruised ego. In a speech to Y Combinator’s Startup School, he lists his keys to success.


-Stay present.
-Be vulnerable.
-Drink only lemon water and red wine.
-Do six sets of 20 squats and pushups every day.
-Run for three miles.
-Meditate on this list.
-Stand up straight.
-Spend 10 minutes with a heavy (punching) bag.
-Say “hello” to everyone.
-Get seven hours of sleep.


-Avoid eye contact.
-Be late.
-Set expectations you can’t meet.
-Eat sugar.
-Drink hard liquor or beer during the weekday.

So weigh it out. Would you rather be drunk on Tuesdays, eat sugary stuff, or be successful? I mean, he is an executive with two multi-billion dollar companies, but go ahead and do what you want.

[via TechCrunch, Mashable]

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Brian McGannon

What do I love? I love happy hour, a good golf tan, and getting moderately drunk during dinner.

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