Monday, October 04, 2010

Hire smart folks & Stay out of the way - Twitter CEO move

being from India I was shocked by this headline from the Washington Post "Evan Williams: Twitter CEO no more" . Coming from India " No more" has a very different connotation. Anyway I was glad to see the news more so because Evan Williams has proved to the ultimate leader following the old American Saying " Hire smart folks and stay out of the way". I met Dick Costolo at Tech Cocktail Chicago in 2008 and see the fantastic advice he gave on thisslide

Exciting to see Twitter thinking like Google ( getting Eric Schmidt)

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When I insisted on bringing Dick into the COO role a year ago, I got a lot of questions from my board. But I knew Dick would be a strong complement to me, and this has proven to be the case. During his year at Twitter, he has been a critical leader in devising and executing our revenue efforts, while simultaneously and effectively making the trains run on time in the office. Dick can be even more effective at this now because Ali Rowghani, Adam Bain, Mike Abbott, Katie Stanton and Kevin Thau joined our leadership team this year and are having a big impact. Given Dick’s track record as a three-time successful CEO, I’m confident we can make this a smooth transition.

I’m extremely proud of how far Twitter has come in the last two years. And, I couldn’t be more excited about where our amazing team will take it next.Read more at

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