“Jack Dorsey is following in the footsteps of his Silicon Valley idol — Steve Jobs,” Tim Higgins and Sarah Frier report for Bloomberg. “Named Twitter Inc.’s interim chief executive officer on Thursday, Dorsey returns to a job he had until being pushed out in 2008 from the firm he helped create. Similarly, Jobs returned to Apple as interim CEO in 1997 after being forced out in 1985, and guided the company to create the iMac, iPhone and iPad.”
“Dorsey, 38, demurred when asked during an interview whether he’s interested in becoming Twitter’s permanent CEO. ‘It’s really up to the search committee and they’re going to look at internal and external candidates,’ he said,” Higgins and Frier report. “Dorsey tends to lead in terms of big ideas and grand visions. In operational meetings, he leans toward discussing philosophical positions on a product’s purpose, as opposed to going through a checklist of action items.”
“Dorsey’s emulation of Jobs was highlighted in the book “Hatching Twitter” by Nick Bilton about the company’s beginnings,” Higgins and Frier report. “‘Dorsey began casting himself in the image of Steve Jobs, calling himself an ‘editor,’ as Jobs referred to himself, and adopting a singular uniform: a white buttoned-up Dior shirt, blue jeans and a black blazer,’ Bilton wrote, according to a 2013 excerpt in the New York Times.”
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MacDailyNews Take: One difference, among many: When Jobs was out of Apple, he was out of Apple. Dorsey has remained Twitter’s chairman.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is out, Jack Dorsey named interim CEO – June 11, 2015