Don’t assume Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will feature “flesh-presser” to his list of jobs anytime soon. Despite having aspirations to become the mayor of New York, Dorsey says that’s now not the case. He pursued computer technology in school instead of political technology because he felt building software could enact trade faster than public regulations ought to. “I was a bit extra egocentric. I wanted to peer things greater instantaneous,” he explained at a speech Wednesday from the Cannes Lions advertising and marketing pageant at the French Riviera. “So I chose laptop science and gave up on the dream of becoming a major.”

The admission came from Dorsey from beachside Cabana at Cannes, where he spoke with Mainardo de Nardis, the CEO of OMD Worldwide, one of the globe’s largest media shoppers. (When we requested de Nardis in a while, he said he advised clean advertising questions to avoid being like everybody else.) The convo becomes exciting in the element due to the infrequently any of it needed to do with advertising, which has been the topic of communication for most other panels at Cannes.

In addition to the mayoral dream, de Nardis asked Dorsey about his time management. It turns out that establishing the Twitter app isn’t always the first issue Dorsey faces every morning. It’s not the second or 1/3 case, either. Dorsey says he starts evolving every morning with the aid of meditating, then does a seven-minute workout off his telephone, and then makes espresso earlier than starting up the app to check the news.


Then the CEO walks five miles to Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, rain or shine, a walk that he says takes him an hour and 15 mins. This all happens before eight:30 a.m. “I listen to podcasts or audiobooks, occasionally take phone calls,” Dorsey said. “I’m certainly satisfied I make time for myself as it clears the entirety away.”


The stroll is noteworthy because it’s how Dorsey — a billionaire CEO who runs agencies (the alternative is Square) — manages his day. The talk served as a small glimpse into the day-to-day life of what you need to believe is one of Silicon Valley’s busiest executives. Dorsey said he usually spends mornings at Twitter and afternoons at Square. However, he doesn’t worry too much about splitting the time between the two workplaces lightly.

“I even have a phone, and everyone can reach me,” he said. “We have a simple, robust feel of prioritization at each business, so we recognize what subjects. We realize what we need to spend the hour on.” For example, Dorsey is in Cannes this week along with many other Twitter pros like COO Anthony Noto and CMO Leslie Berland to pitch entrepreneurs. It’s been nearly two years since Dorsey returned to Twitter and took over his co-founded enterprise. At the time, many believed he might pick between Twitter and Square; however, thus far, he’s shown no sign of relinquishing both.