#startupschool notes: @Jack Dorsey, Founder, @Square, @Twitter

October 19, 2013

Jack Dorsey, Founder, Square, Twitter

Book: The art spirit, Robert Henri
Quote about art.
Lesson: how important the work is.
If you succeed you have to pay for it
We are not here to do what everyone else has done
Don’t fall into the footstep of others
You have to be a master of your own tools
We have so many ideas but it’s about the work
Learn to deal with rejection
There is a time and place for everything but use it at the right time
You can not do anything without a shared and common purpose
Essays will be shorter in words but more in meaning
Built what other people want to see in the world

Book: The score takes care of itself, bill Walsh
Start first first with a purpose and a mission, then find people to implement it
Create a series of list of what to do and what not to do
Tech people your beliefs and purpose and attitudes
Set expectations of how people perform and react
Be yourself, be positive
Be organized and accountable
Be a leader, by showing and not telling

Remember that praise is more valuable than blame

Don’t fall for the Success disease.
Be demanding and don’t relax
During success make the hard the decisions
When getting to the top it makes it harder

Tool: note
Daily bases

Do:
Stay present
Be vulnerable
Drink only lemon water and red wine
Run for 3 miles
Mediate on list
Planks
Push-ups
10 min with heave bag
7 hours of sleep
Squats

Don’t:
Don’t drink hard lap
Don’t be late
Don’t avoid eye contact
Don’t eat sugar

Focus!
Have company do and don’t list

Song: Angoisse
Reminds Jack how simple creation can be
We want to build something that resonate with everyone on the planet.

You are the future, who have the ideas and can build the future.

Wayne Sutton

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