80 Powerful Jack Dorsey Quotes On Success & Business

80 Powerful Jack Dorsey Quotes On Success & Business

Jack Dorsey is an American billionaire technology entrepreneur and philanthropist.

He is the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and the founder and CEO of Square, a financial payments company.

In 2008, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. In 2012, The Wall Street Journal gave him the "Innovator of the Year Award" for technology.

We've put together an incredible collection of Jack Dorsey quotes to read.

Here they are:

80 Powerful Jack Dorsey Quotes On Success & Business

List of Inspiring Jack Dorsey Quotes

My goal is to simplify complexity. Jack Dorsey

Twitter is about simplicity. Jack Dorsey

Life really happens at intersections. Jack Dorsey

An idea that can change the course of the company can come from anywhere. Jack Dorsey

You don’t have to start from scratch to do something interesting. Jack Dorsey

You don’t have to start from scratch to have a massive impact on the world. Jack Dorsey

Twitter was not started because we started a company. Twitter was started because we had a good idea, and it started out of a failed company. That can happen out of any company today. Jack Dorsey

Expect the unexpected. And whenever possible, be the unexpected. Jack Dorsey

When you simplify… When you get down to the essence, you fix so many things. Jack Dorsey

I just want to build stuff that really simplifies our base human interaction. Jack Dorsey

It’s really complex to make something simple… Jack Dorsey

Any great founders need to get out of the way of the company. Jack Dorsey

Civilization is meant to be easy… Jack Dorsey

We have built the simplest way to accept credit cards. It’s a little tiny device that we give away for free, and you just download some softwares from the app store and plug it in to your mobile phone or iPad and suddenly you can take credit cards. So if you’re a tax accountant or a lawyer or doctor or even a hair stylist, you can now accept credit cards. Jack Dorsey

We take a cut of every transaction. So we charge 2.75 percent and 15 cents on the transaction. Which we then pay the credit card companies out of. So the user only has to pay that 2.75 percent. They don’t pay any credit card fees. They don’t have to have a setup charged. They don’t have to pay for the hardware or even the software. Jack Dorsey

It’s really complex to make something simple and especially when you started addressing the financial world. Jack Dorsey

Let’s make it easy and take more and more of the friction out as we can. Jack Dorsey

I’ve always been fascinated by cities and how they work. And I taught myself how to program so I can understand how the city works. Jack Dorsey

The first tweet that was actually written by a human was by me and it was inviting co-workers. Jack Dorsey

I was leading a lot of idea and the vision for where the product was going. Ev [Evan Williams] was funding and supporting what we were doing. He put the shelter over our heads. And Biz [Stone] was just an amazingly creative guy. Jack Dorsey

We so much time putting these organizations and public figures on this massive, massive pedestal, but we have to remember they go through all the small details of live that we do. And you can make them human again and you can interact with them. Jack Dorsey

We’ve had massive success in Japan… In Japan, it’s not 140 characters, it’s 140 words. So you could write a little mini-novel. This is a whole story in the universe. Jack Dorsey

It’s so easy to tweet from wherever you are. Jack Dorsey

For any Silicon Valley company, the most important thing is the company. And any great founders need to get out of the way of the company. We presented a spark with an idea. Jack Dorsey

This company is bigger than any individual. Jack Dorsey

My strength is programming. I also think my biggest strength is simplification. That’s what I love doing. Jack Dorsey

I love making something complex. I love taking everything away, taking all the debris, the conceptual debris from a technology away so that you can just focus on what’s most important. Jack Dorsey

There are so many features Twitter could build. There’s so many features that Square can build. But there is only one or two going to bring us to the next level. Jack Dorsey

I love building technology, I love programming. I love building teams. And I also love building beautiful things. Jack Dorsey

I love art, I love design, and I love seeing that intersection of technology and the teams that work on it. Jack Dorsey

I think the important thing for Twitter is that it works on any technology. Jack Dorsey

I think Twitter is so unique that we must stay independent. Jack Dorsey

How do we get people to discover what’s most important? Jack Dorsey

How do we surface what’s happening right now that someone should pay attention to? Jack Dorsey

We’re focused on building a product and a business. Going public is an instrument and tool to help sustain the company. In the future, there may be an IPO, but I don’t know what the timing is. Jack Dorsey

Most people have major positions at companies and they’re also raising families. They have two year olds. I have it easy. Jack Dorsey

That’s one of our biggest challenges – getting the people to the product immediately in a consistent way. Jack Dorsey

I mean, what is Twitter? Ask 100 people, ‘what is the world?’ and you’ll get a thousand different answers. The same is true for Twitter. It’s different things to different people. Twitter is the world. Jack Dorsey

The constraint of 140 characters is easy to approach and consume, without a great deal of barriers to entry. One message and suddenly the whole world has access to that Tweet. Jack Dorsey

Each time they Tweet, it sparks interaction. Jack Dorsey

The more we share what’s happening around us, the more we understand how someone lives their life. The greater the understanding we have, the more empathy we have for each other. By and large, that reduces conflicts. Jack Dorsey

When you have an understanding of how someone else lives, the less likely it is that you conflict with them. Jack Dorsey

The financial world has long been missing immediacy, transparency, and approachability and this is what's needed now. Jack Dorsey

Innovation could impact everything… Jack Dorsey

What if you could actually browse the receipts? Jack Dorsey

We believe that fundamentally we are building a utility. Jack Dorsey

It truly levels the playing field and puts all the emphasis on the content. And all the emphasis on the merit of the idea. Jack Dorsey

If the merit of the idea is strong, it spreads really quickly no matter who you are or where you are from. Jack Dorsey

We’ve been able to go deep rather than broad. Jack Dorsey

We can consider 140 characters to be the full story, but it’s not. It’s just a caption. A headline for something broader. Jack Dorsey

Being anonymous is an important part of democracy. I think it’s a critical part of democracy. Jack Dorsey

The definition of commerce is the activity between buyers and sellers. Jack Dorsey

We were trading things before we were using language to communicate. Jack Dorsey

Communications and the exchange of value – they’re both foundational, essential things to our civilization. When you simplify those, when you get down to the essence, you fix so many things. Jack Dorsey

Sometimes put the idea away… Jack Dorsey

Don’t be a jerk. Jack Dorsey

Enjoy the moment. Jack Dorsey

Respect people’s wishes. Jack Dorsey

Allow endings. Jack Dorsey

Have an amazing haircut. Jack Dorsey

Be honest, always. Jack Dorsey

Be kind. Jack Dorsey

The first lesson: Draw. The most important thing you can do with an idea: get it out of your head. Second lesson: Luck. Be able to recognize when luck is happening around you. Third lesson: iteration. Originally Twitter asked ‘What's your status?’ Bonus fourth lesson: know when to stop. Sometimes put the idea away, that idea will often emerge later. Jack Dorsey

I would always be studying a map. Jack Dorsey

I taught myself how to program. Jack Dorsey

I had this very rich sense of how the metropolis was living and breathing. Jack Dorsey

We started with this very simple idea. Jack Dorsey

We’re going to make it amazing. Jack Dorsey

I really good at simplifying things. I think that’s my main strength. Taking something that’s fairly complex down to it’s essence. That’s what I love doing. That’s what I love thinking about. Jack Dorsey

The first thing is to draw it out, program it, play with it and get other people playing with it so you can get feedback right away… Once you get that feedback you know if it’s something you should pursue and give more of your attention to, or if it’s something you should put on the shelf for another day. Jack Dorsey

Twitter in 2000 was something that was fun to play with but something I put on the shelf to play with for another day. And that day was 2006. Jack Dorsey

Be willing to make the mistakes and realizing that something can happen later – the patience are some of the things I would advise. Jack Dorsey

I never wanted to be an entrepreneur. I actually wanted to be Bruce Lee. Jack Dorsey

I wanted to be a sailor, I wanted to sail the world, to navigate it. Jack Dorsey

I wanted to be a tailor to craft products. Jack Dorsey

I wanted to be an artist. They see the world in a very different way. Jack Dorsey

They were going to get it all right the first time right… Open to change. Jack Dorsey

Companies, exist and evolve over time and in fact they have multiple founding moments. Jack Dorsey

A founder is not a job, it’s a role, it’s an attitude. And it’s something that can happen again, and again, and again. In fact it has to happen, again and again and again. Otherwise we would not move forward. Jack Dorsey

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