So Wrong: Former Twitter CEO Commits Suicide?!?

(Yes, dear readers, the headline exaggerates just a bit – frankly, a lot - and I’m going to digress right up front, but if you stay with me I’ll tidy it all up nicely at the end. Thanks!)

In Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2 of William Shakespeare’s “Henry VI”, a group of criminals talk of overthrowing England and establishing a society where food is plentiful, money doesn’t exist, everyone wears identical clothing, it’s a felony to drink beer in anything but a large glass, and criminal Jack Cade is King.

How to accomplish this? Easy, states “Dick The Butcher” one of the criminals: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”

Fortunately (or not) their plan didn’t take fruition, as today we still have plenty of lawyers. And, plenty of “Dicks”.

Including Dick Costolo, former CEO of Twitter, who recently tweeted this:

Dick Costollo Tweet, 2020-09-30 9:04PM

Caption: Anyone else see the irony here?

I’m not sure if Dick Costolo – worth an estimated $300 MILLION from running a software company literally into the ground from 2010 to 2015 – wants to first dispatch all the Capitalists and then all the Lawyers, or perhaps in true Shakespearian style the Lawyers first and then the Capitalists (to avoid being tried, convicted, and imprisoned by lawyers, of course). I’m also not sure why he didn’t consider he’d also fall into the category of “Capitalist” and thus would have to shuffle himself off of this Mortal Coil. And, I’m not sure why he didn’t simply follow in the footsteps of Apple’s Steve Wozniak, who placed success over greed, happiness over wealth, and gave most of what he did make to worthy causes and people.

But, there is one thing I’m sure of: Richard William Costolo is definitely a “Dick”.

Thanks for Reading!

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