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Co-Founder Twitter, Co-Founder The Obvious Corp
Biz Stone has been named Nerd of the Year by GQ, one of the Most Influential People in The World by TIME magazine, Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc Magazine, one of Vanity Fair's Top Ten Most Influential People of the Information Age, and was honored with the International Center for Journalists' first Innovation Award.
Stone is best known for over a decade of developing collaborative web systems freely accessed by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. As a progenitor of the early social web, Biz became an Internet entrepreneur in 1999 and went on to work for Google in its formative years. Later, Stone co-founded Twitter which launched in 2006.
In June of 2011 with his long time collaborators Evan Williams and Jason Goldman, Stone co-founded The Obvious Corporation to focus on building systems that help people work together to improve the world. In addition to deploying time and resources to outside projects, Stone works with the Obvious team on their main effort, a publishing platform called Medium.
An adamant believer that when we help others, we also help ourselves, Stone supports a new way of doing business with a higher level of ambition, and a better, more altruistic way to measure success. Beyond immediate needs, Stone advocates selflessness; insisting we follow this path in order to deliver deeper meaning in our work and in so doing, place value before profit.
Stone holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from Babson College, membership in the Senior Common Room at Exeter College, Oxford, is an Executive Fellow at UC Berkeley Haas, and an Associate Fellow at Said College, Oxford. Stone has debated at Oxford Union and won on whether or not entrepreneurs can affect positive change with regard to the world's biggest problems.
Together with his wife, Stone operates The Biz and Livia Stone Foundation supporting education and conservation. Stone serves on the advisory board of Donors Choose-an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help both teachers and students in need.
Biz lives in Marin County, California with his wife Livia and son Jacob.
"Mr. Stone was a huge hit at the World Knowledge Forum, charming the audience with his easy-to-connect speech and friendly approach. We are sure he will continue in his dynamic tracks and we will definitely invite him again to next year's Forum. Last but not least, thank you CAA for keeping up with us and for your continued support!"
"He was perfect!"
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