What Dick Costolo Thinks About Basically Everything


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Dick Costolo (@dickc), former CEO of Twitter, joins Erik and co-host Jayni Shah (@shahjayni), in this special live episode. Dick explains why is focusing on travel and tells some stories from a recent trip to Tanzania where he met with a hunter-gatherer tribe. He recounts what it was like trying to make it as a comic in Chicago alongside Steve Carrell and Tina Fey, and how the lessons he learned from improv apply to being a CEO. He discusses polarization on social media, how it might be ameliorated, and regales us with stories from his days at Twitter. He also talks about his theory of why digital fitness apps are not compatible with human nature, why you should use more exclamation marks in emails, and some of the most common mistakes that he sees the entrepreneurs he mentors making. Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal. Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global and is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg. Colin Campbell is our audio engineer and the show is produced by Brett Bolkowy.

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