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Jack Dorsey's Life Lessons

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Jack's life lessons:

  • Don't be a jerk
  • Don't take anyone for granted
  • Enjoy the moment
  • Be honest, always
  • Be humble
  • Be kind
  • Respect people's wishes
  • Allow endings
  • Fail openly
  • Have an amazing haircut

For the last one, Dorsey recommends Geno's Barberia in NYC. Ask for NJ or Geno.

11. Get Lucky.

(don't mind my cynicism 8) )

That's not cynical. We've been talking about how important luck is since the beginning:

I can't even tell when I'm helpful or just cynical anymore.

Cynicism can be helpful if we look at the reason behind the attitude.

Owen Thomas explains:

These days, Jack Dorsey, the chairman of Twitter and CEO of Square, gives speeches at conferences and posts 140-character koans of business wisdom.

But in Twitter's younger days, he dispensed a far more homespun kind of wisdom.

Caroline Mizumoto, an early Twitter employee, printed out a copy of "Jack's Life Lessons."

"Jack posted the life lessons on an old blog years ago," Mizumoto told us. "It's been deleted but I liked it so much I put it on my fridge and posted it on Flickr."

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