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This Dick Costolo leadership quote is really depressing

Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo InterviewTwitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo Interview
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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who announced his plans to resign from his post on Thursday, recently spoke about his leadership legacy at Twitter. Costolo has been at the company since 2009, when he joined as COO and became the chief executive a year later.

In an interview with Business Insider on Thursday after a conference call with reporters during which Twitter discussed the news more fully, he discussed his time at the social media company.

“I’ve accomplished, you know, an extraordinary amount, and despite all that there are still way more items on my list of hopes and dreams and potential for the company,” he told the publication. “It’s never gonna be — and for no great leader it should ever be — completely the case that you have more accomplishments than you have hopes and dreams for the company.”

For more on Costolo, check out this Fortune interview from April about his thoughts on leadership and transparency.