I haven’t met Dick Costolo yet, but did have a near-miss dinner w/ him several years back. Just before he accepted a role at Twitter, I noticed him traveling to SFO a bit + reached out one evening in an attempt to grab dinner together. We missed each other because, as he put it
“…oh bugger you couldn’t dm me. I hate that. Ok, ill follow you starting tonight.”
He sent me his cell number, too, and though we tried a few more times, the dinner connection remained elusive & unfulfilled.
Brad’s post (linked below), while focused on Dick’s leadership style & skills, made me think about how readily he replied to & engaged with me back then. I suspect this occurs less frequently today, as the demands on his time have certainly increased by orders of magnitude. But it speaks to his style – his personality – and I think that’s Brad’s ultimate point.