Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Has His Next Gig: Writing for HBO’s Silicon Valley - Bloomberg Business

Probably more fun than Twitter board meetings

"Dick Costolo, a onetime stand-up comedian, says he's spending a couple of days a week working in the writers room for the third season of the tech-industry parody show. "I'm in the writers room, and it's more consulting than writing. There's plenty of writing talent in the room," Costolo wrote in an e-mail. "I'm answering questions and describing how interactions would work between executives, VCs, employees, etc."
In an interview on Bloomberg TV, show creator Mike Judge said the writers use Costolo as a sounding board to ensure that story lines are plausible. "He's a funny guy," Judge said in the interview, taped at a Vanity Fair conference in San Francisco. "It's just great to be able to be spinning stories, coming up with ideas, and just go, 'Hey, Dick, would this ever happen?'""
Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Has His Next Gig: Writing for HBO’s Silicon Valley - Bloomberg Business
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