By Bianna Golodryga
Jack Dorsey knows code. The co-founder of Twitter and CEO of the mobile payments company Square, Dorsey has the perfect pedigree of a Silicon Valley programmer turned business mogul.
At the annual South by Southwest gathering of techies in Austin, Tex., in March, conference organizers had chosen a hangar-size room to accommodate their star speaker: Evan Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, the messaging and social networking site that had become a digital phenomenon. In a private moment before the doors opened, Mr. Williams, wh...
Noah Glass, the forgotten co-founder of Twitter who came up with the company's name, stands to make as much money off its IPO as Dorsey's secretary at Square (i.e. very little), according to Nick Bilton's new book, "."
Basically, Bilton's account of Twitter's early days is a book-length practicum on Nietzsche's "will to power," the ineffable upward force the philosopher believed explained all of human behavior. (Nietzsche: "") In fact, it's amazing the founders of Twitter managed to build a company at all, given the amount of mental energy they were expending on undermining, attacking, and firing each other in an attempt to climb to the top.