Twitter Chief Jack Dorsey, who also runs Square, recently answered some burning questions posted by techies on tech site Product Hunt. There were several questions regarding Dorsey’s time management. The most up-voted questions were related to Twitter’s business.
Which metrics are important?
Chris Sacca, a venture capitalist and shareholder, asked Dorsey about the metrics he uses – apart from monthly active users – for assessing the company’s ‘health and growth.’ “What I care about is building daily utility. It’s the first thing people check when they wake up because they want to see the world, and the first place to people go when they have something to say or want to have a conversation,” Dorsey wrote.
Twitter’s growth in monthly active users has almost stalled, and investors have closely been scrutinizing this fact, leading to a drop of 16% in the stock price over the past three months. Twitter has a large number of logged-out users whom it is trying to bring back with the new features it is rolling out.
Twitter severed ties with the developer community previously. When asked if the micro-blogging firm plans on becoming developer friendly again, Dorsey said the company intends to repair the relationship with developers. Talking of business, Dorsey said the search for a chief marketing officer is still on.
On being asked if the company had any plans on changing tweets to be more than 140 characters, Dorsey said the company continuously looks for ways to enable people to be more expressive. “Have to balance that with recency and the speed of Twitter. Always,” Dorsey wrote.
How Dorsey manages time with Twitter and Square?
Dorsey was also asked about how he splits time between Twitter and Square, the digital payment firm which went public in November this year. Dorsey replied that he looks to build a consistent routine, and wants to do same things every day. “Allows a steady state that enables me to be more effective when I do have to react to something out of band,” Dorsey said.
Dorsey’s routine starts at 5:00 a.m., then a meditation for 30 minutes followed by three sets of seven-minute workouts. He then makes coffee for before checking in for work. He retires to bed at 11 p.m. typically.