When Jack Dorsey invented Twitter, he changed the way we communicate. Will his company Square change the way we shop? Lara Logan reports. Jack Dorsey was on sixty minutes last night.
Jack Dorsey 60 minutes interview embedded below
The following script is from "The Innovator" which aired on March 17, 2013, and was rebroadcast on Sept. 1, 2013. Lara Logan is the correspondent. Tom Anderson, producer.
Jack Dorsey is one of the biggest and most ambitious innovators of our time. His name doesn't resonate like Jobs or Bezos or Zuckerberg, but his innovations do. And his low profile may have a lot to do with his personality.
Dorsey describes himself as extraordinarily reserved and shy, which is ironic considering he's the man who created Twitter and changed the way people communicate around the world.
Then he created a company called Square, which is helping to transform the way we pay for things.
When we first told you about Jack Dorsey last spring, Square was a start-up. Now it's an international company, but Jack Dorsey already had his eye on the next job he wants -- mayor of New York City -- an unlikely role for a man who calls himself a loner and spends a lot of time dreaming and thinking.
Lara Logan: Forbes Magazine said you're more of a nerd than Steve Jobs.
Jack Dorsey: Which I found insulting. I'm more of a nerd than Steve Jobs. I think the reference was because I was a programmer. So if that is the nerdy way, then guilty. I'm a nerd.
Many believe Jack Dorsey is the intellectual successor to Jobs. He created the code for Twitter, with messages that -- unlike e-mails - can be read by anyone in the world.
Lara Logan: Twitter is so instant. It's that moment.
Jack Dorsey: Yeah, it's so instant. And now I get to see the entire world and how they're thinking and how they're feeling and what they're doing and what they care about and where they're going.