Since Hollywood has been stepping into the tech world, most people can link the name Mark Zuckerberg with Facebook and Steve Jobs with Apple. However, have you ever stopped to wonder who was responsible for Twitter? In case you were wondering, you can thank Jack Dorsey. A quiet kid who was happier sitting alone in his room with his police scanner, maps and trains, Dorsey was never an outgoing guy. He taught himself how to create computer programs and he combined this hobby with his admiration for the short bursts of coded conversation that he heard on his scanner. Here was the birth of Twitter.
After being forced out of his own company, Dorsey brainstormed with a friend and developed the idea of the Square. A small white box that plugs into your smartphone or iPad, allowing small businesses and artists to sell their products wherever they are. In today’s society of instant gratification, this is genius.
After falling in love with NYC, Dorsey wants to live there at some point and possibly run for mayor. For someone who isn’t big on face-to-face conversation, his communication skills would definitely need a little polishing. Although, isn’t it almost time for a virtual leader?