Biz Stone
Co-Founder of Twitter
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Biz Stone is an American entrepreneur known best as the co-founder of Twitter, Medium, and Jelly Industries. A progenitor of social media, Stone has been developing large scale systems that facilitate the open exchange of information for more than fifteen years. Originally from Boston, Stone moved to California to work as an early Google employee. Stone is an active angel investor, board director, public speaker, and a prominent philanthropist. Biz sold Jelly to Pinterest and he now serves as a Special Advisor for the search company in early 2017. Later that year, he announced he would return to Twitter, where his focus would be to guide the company culture.

Biz has been honored with the International Center for Journalism Innovation Award, INC Magazine named him “Entrepreneur of the Decade,” TIME listed him as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and GQ named him “Nerd of the Year.” In 2014, The Economist recognized Stone with their annual Innovation Award. In 2015, Stone’s Twitter won an Emmy and Biz received CIPR’s most prestigious accolade for his leadership at the forefront of developing new forms of media.

In addition to being a technologist, Biz is a Visiting Fellow at The University of Oxford, an Executive Fellow at Berkeley, a filmmaker, and an author. Stone’s recent book is titled, Things A Little Bird Told Me. It’s a humorous memoir in the business category. Having started out as an artist, Biz stresses creativity, learning from mistakes, and celebrating the triumph of humanity with a little help from technology. Stone lives near San Francisco with his wife Livia and son Jacob.

Speech Topics

  • Redefining Success
    Business, culture, and even our shared human condition is changing at a breathtaking pace. New perspectives, new ideas, and new techniques for successfully embracing this change are needed now more than ever. Biz will share stories of creativity, empathy, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit showing us a new way to move forward with a new definition of success.
  • Things A Little Bird Told Me: Simple Lessons About Business, Life, Service and Creativity
  • Confessions of a Creative Mind
  • Creativity and Innovation
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MEDIA GALLERY
Official Site: Twitter
Things a Little Bird Told Me
Article: What's Happening with Me?
Article: Biz Stone on Creating Opportunities
Article: Why I Brought My Startup Back From the Dead
Article: Stone's Advice for Entrepreneurs
Interview: Making Big Money From a Little Bird
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