Last night Lara Logan profiled Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey on 60 MINUTES.
It was a very good piece and worth watching.
Although a coder by training (self-taught), Dorsey gets inspiration from maps, trains, subways and The Golden Gate Bridge.
He believes for a site to be successful it must be simple. It must allow the user to easily do what they want and the software just blends in and is forgotten.
Twitter is a way to quickly tell anyone what you are doing. Anytime, anything, anywhere.
Square allows you to easily use your credit card anywhere through your smartphone or tablet.
Dorsey is a visionary that sees the obvious we all miss and then creates what we didn’t think we needed, but once we use it — can’t believe what we did before.
He ends by saying he wants to one day be mayor of New York City. Working in NYC, I would welcome him. Given his childhood love of trains and subways, imagine what he could do with the largest metro system in the world?