I love this piece from Alex Payne, one of the first employees at Twitter, on why he’s quitting Twitter and starting work on a bank for the 21st century.
Walking away from Twitter wasn’t an easy decision. Working there has been a life- and career-changing experience. I’ve learned all sorts of lessons, made great friends, and worked on something that millions of people now use every day.
But millions of people also need a better bank.
Usually people quit when they’re on top for one of two reasons. (1) It’s time to cash out. (2) My work is done here, time for something new.
There’s something admirable about people who quit for the latter reason.