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Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey

Born:

Jack Dorsey, an American Computer programmer and founder and CEO of the twitter, and founder of Square, a mobile Payment company born on 19 November 1976, In St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Family Background:

He is the son of the Tim Dorsey, worked for a company that developed mass spectrometers and his wife Marcia Dorsey, homemaker.

Personal Life:

Jack has been dated may women including British model Lily Cole and yoga instructor Kate Greer.

Education:

He had attended the Bishop DuBourg High School. At the age of fourteen, he had interested in the dispatching routing. later Jack had attended the University of Missouri–Rolla for four plus years. then he had been transferring to the New York University, but he dropped out the University in 1999.

Career:

Jack had started working as a programmer and had moved to Oakland, California in 2000 in search of the better career. He had started a company to dispatch taxis, couriers and emergency services using his dispatch software. When he was at New York University, There he came up with a new idea of sharing short messages with friends easily in order to update them on their status. However, his company had failed, Jack struggled for the next few years. He had made his living by freelancing and even had gone to massage therapy course. But he had never forgotten his dream of creating a short message service. In October 2006, with Biz Stone Odeo Company executive, Evan Williams, Co-founder of Odeo, and some other member of Odeo, who formed Obvious Corporation which later turned into “Twitter”. within two weeks jack created a simple site where users could instantly post short messages of 140 characters or less, called “tweets”. Initially, Jack served as a CEO of Twitter, but in 2008 Williams took over the role of CEO and Jack Became a Chairman of Board. The company rapidly grew more within Five years of its founding.

Unknown Facts:

  • His Full name is Jack Patrick Dorsey.
  • He doesn’t have a desk, Instead of a desk he uses an iPad.
  • To inspire his employees, Dorsey had taken them to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Master Stroke:

  • He used to spend hours in the train yards when had been teenage, where he built a way to track emergency vehicles on a map.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 2012, He received the Innovator of the Year award By the Wall Street Journal.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Jack Dorsey, Always Look out for the new ideas and take action upon on your idea, it all starts with passion.

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