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Career Advice From Twitter Co-Founder

Career Tip, Life Lesson From Twitter Founder — Draw It Out!

We're always trying to understand how the best and brightest got where they are — what wheels put in motion eventually add up to the big success stories. Well, for even the biggest ideas, like Twitter for instance, creators start simply. The simple beginning for Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey, was literally mapping out his idea. Using maps as a visual representation of what he wanted to do, Dorsey began to map out cities, realizing eventually that what was missing were his friends — the "citizens." Next he asked himself, "What would that look like?" Thus, began a visual, moving diagram of an idea in motion.

The drawing, he cites as the most important part of the idea process, that, and sharing it with others. The idea is to let your thought process come to life, outside of your head. Visually, you need to see what's happening and bring the idea to life. While it's always best to write all of your good ideas down, drawing takes the process one step further, and while it's not a guarantee for the next big idea, it's definitely a surefire way to get the juices flowing. Be sure to check out Jack Dorsey speaking at the 99% Conference and tell me, when it comes to brainstorming and generating ideas, what methods work best for you?


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