Twitter co-founder and chairman Jack Dorsey is a busy guy, as he runs both Twitter and mobile payments company Square. This guy manages to oversee both innovative powerhouses by just flat outworking everyone else. He puts in an 80-hour work week, with each day of the week given its own theme, and zero other priorities.
Every weekday, Dorsey puts in eight hours at Twitter, then strolls two blocks down the street to the Square offices, where he works another full day. It is all about structured work flow, and Dorsey assigns each day of the week its own focus.
Monday: Management meetings and “running the company” work
Tuesday: Product development
Wednesday: Marketing, communications and growth
Thursday: Developers and partnerships
Friday: The company and its culture
There’s no way to be completely rigid about this kind of schedule of course. “There’s interruptions all the time, but I can quickly deal with an interruption and know ‘it’s Tuesday, I have product meetings, I have to focus on product stuff,’” Dorsey explained. “It sets a good cadence for the company.”
You have got to admire his hustle and of course his contribution to the world of communication and commerce. He is a year younger than me and has already done so much. #Respect, where respect is due!