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This article was published on July 28, 2015

Jack Dorsey just took shots at Dick Costolo’s tenure as Twitter CEO

Jack Dorsey just took shots at Dick Costolo’s tenure as Twitter CEO Image by: Brian Harkin
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During today’s earnings call, Twitter made sure to note things were on the right path. Interim CEO (and founder!) Jack Dorsey had some strong statements about what Twitter is, where it’s going, and doesn’t seem to like what former CEO Dick Costolo left him.

Here are a series of tweets from the Twitter Investor Relations account, which quote Jack 140 characters at a time:

Jack’s commentary on discipline rings loudly, as do his comments on a more direct ownership and accountability. While Costolo was applauded as he left Twitter, it now seems that his way of doing business doesn’t meet Dorsey’s new expectations — if they’re in fact ‘new’.

We should also keep in mind that — at least publicly — Dorsey says he’s only back for a short while, and has yet to shed his ‘interim’ tag. His statements don’t read like someone who is acting as a placeholder, though.

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