I took my nose ring out after Twitter’s first round of financing.
Twitter is about moving words. Square is about moving money.
Expect the unexpected. And whenever possible, be the unexpected.
You can worry about the competition or you can focus on what’s ahead of you and drive fast.
You don’t have to start from scratch to do something interesting.
A founder is not a job, it’s a role, an attitude. And it’s something that can happen again and again and again, and in fact it has to happen again and again and again, otherwise we would not move forward.
It’s really complex to make something simple. 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.
Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.
I spend 90% of my time with people who don’t report to me, which also allows for serendipity, since I’m walking around the office all the time. You don’t have to schedule serendipity. It just happens.