Solving Problems The Square Way

This is an early post in a series called “Dentworthy” where we share posts, articles, and tidbits from the web that shed light on how to Dent the Universe.

Not long ago, Square CEO Jack Dorsey challenged his team to create a solution for accepting payments at Starbucks, which the mobile-payments company had partnered with in August. When an engineer worked out a solution (using QR codes within the Square Wallet app that could tap into Starbucks’ preexisting system), Dorsey was so giddy that he grabbed a high-end bottle of scotch off his desk and gave it to the engineer as a reward. The only catch? As both would soon learn, the bottle of alcohol was worth a lot more than Dorsey had initially realized–roughly $2,000.

From: Fast Company
By: Austin Carr