Jack Dorsey’s new title: Block Head

Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter testifies at Congressional listening to, March 25, 2021.


Jack Dorsey is no extended the CEO of Block. He no extended has the title, at minimum.

In a filing with the SEC on Friday, the enterprise previously known as Square reported Dorsey has changed his title to Block Head. Block current its bylaws to replicate Dorsey’s new purpose, eradicating the necessity for the business to have an officer keeping the titles of CEO and president.

It is nonetheless yet another way that Dorsey is intersecting with Tesla’s Elon Musk, who is trying to invest in Twitter, the other organization that Dorsey co-established and utilised to operate. Last yr, Musk took on the title of “Technoking of Tesla,” while he however carries on as CEO. Musk later claimed his situation as CEO was “a produced-up title.”

Dorsey has created very similar feedback at the very least as considerably back as 2012, when he tweeted, “Titles, like ‘CEO’, get in the way of performing the suitable matter. Respect to the people today who overlook titles, and battle like hell for what is ideal.”

Block stated it adjusted Dorsey’s title “at his request” on April 20. The term “blockhead” is outlined as “a stupid human being” in Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary.

Dorsey founded Sq. in 2009 with Jim McKelvey. The enterprise has mainly focused on payments, but lately moved into the crypto current market, mainly via its Cash App. In switching its name to Block in December, the organization stated its previous moniker experienced grow to be synonymous with its vendor company for offering goods, whilst the rebrand “produces area for even further growth.”