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Jack Dorsey is the 35-year-old co-founder and chairman of Twitter – and also the head of another fast-growing firm, mobile payments company Square. This demands not only an 80-hour workweek, but also some organizational skills that can also help people who have just one job. “The only way to do this is to be very disciplined. I theme my days,” he recently told a conference, according to CNN MoneyTech writer Stacy Cowley.

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Every day Mr. Dorsey focuses on one specific aspect of corporate development, avoiding other issues as best as he can:

Monday: Management meetings and running-the-company work.

Tuesday: Product development.

Wednesday: Marketing, communications and growth.

Thursday: Developers and partnerships.

Friday: The company and its culture.

“There’s interruptions all the time, but I can quickly deal with an interruption and know, ‘It’s Tuesday, I have product meetings, I have to focus on product stuff,’” he says. “It sets a good cadence for the company.”

Each day he puts in eight hours at Twitter and then walks two blocks to his next eight-hour shift at Square. Saturdays are for hiking while Sundays are for reflection, feedback and strategy.



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