Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey responds to claims that he is difficult to work with

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has denied the claims that he is difficult to work with on his Tumblr blog.

Speaking on the New York Times article, which stated that "employees complained he was difficult to work with and repeatedly changed his mind about product directions", Dorsey said: “There was a great profile in the New York Times about Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo, which mentioned my work at the company. It’s not a common arrangement, so I’d like to clarify a few points.”

Dorsey went on to explain that his role at Twitter was reduced months as he devoted more time to Square, the start-up payment company where he is also CEO.

Whilst he doesn't mention the negative comments in the New York Times, he clarified that he actually cut back his duties at the microblogging service in January after reaching the goals set when he returned to the company for a short and planned period of time.

“Our shared goal was to get those organizations back under him [Costolo] as soon as possible, simply because it was the right thing to do for the company.”

"We moved all of my reports back under him in January of this year after leadership was firmly in place,"

He ended by saying: “We haven’t talked about this publicly because it’s not what people using Twitter every day care about.”

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