"Biz gives away all his secrets to success. I advised him against it. If you're not inspired and informed by this book, then you haven't read it." --Stephen Colbert
Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, discusses the power of creativity and how to harness it, through stories from his remarkable life and career.
From GQ's "Nerd of the Year" to one of Time'smost influential people in the world, Biz Stone represents different things to different people. But he is known to all as the creative, funny, and remarkably savvy co-founder of Twitter - the social media platform that singlehandedly changed the way the world works. Now, Biz tells fascinating personal stories from his early life and his careers at Google and Twitter, sharing his knowledge about the nature and importance of ingenuity today. In Biz's world:
Opportunity can be manufactured
Great work comes from abandoning a linear way of thinking
Creativity never runs out
Asking questions is free
Empathy is core to personal and global success
In this book, Biz also addresses failure, the value of vulnerability, ambition, and corporate culture. Whether seeking behind-the-scenes stories or wisdom from one of the most successful businessmen of the new century, THINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME will satisfy every reader.
About the author
Biz Stone became an Internet entrepreneur in 1999. He went on to work for Google, helped to create both Blogging and Podcasting, and then invented Twitter. After Twitter, Stone founded Obvious which launched a new publishing platform called Medium.
Over the years, Biz has done a wide array of national media, including The Colbert Report, Howard Stern, Charlie Rose, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Katie Couric, the Today show, and many more.
Before he was a tech star, Stone wrote books and articles about blogs and technology in the nascent days of the web. Stone regularly addresses thousands of people at a time as a keynote speaker for companies, colleges, and tech conferences.
Most recently, Stone is founder and CEO of his newest venture, Jelly which is operating in stealth mode until it launches this fall.
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