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A new kind of CEO? A look into the world of Twitter's Dick Costolo

Jen Chiou

"Long before the Twitter revolution and his ascent to the heights of social media, Mr. Costolo was a professional comedian. And you know what? He’s still doing improv — only it’s the business kind. He’ll wax on about growth and revenue like the next C.E.O. But then he’ll dig out a joke and do something that might hurt his business — and miff his investors — because, well, he thinks that something is the right thing to do."

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  • Hillary Newman

    I also really like that on nights that he works late, he stops at home to have dinner with his family before returning to the office.

  • Hillary Newman

    Great article about Dick Costolo. It will be interesting to see where he takes the company. I love how he infuses humor into his job. Seems like a great way to develop relationships with his team.

    • Anna Silverman

      You can't underestimate the leadership value of being likable.