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Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind By Biz Stone Things a Little Bird Told Me Confessions of the Creative Mind Biz Stone the co founder of Twitter discusses the power of creativity and how to harness it through stories from his remarkable life and careerINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD MEFrom GQ s Nerd of the Year t
  • Title: Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind
  • Author: Biz Stone
  • ISBN: 9781455528714
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind By Biz Stone Biz Stone, the co founder of Twitter, discusses the power of creativity and how to harness it, through stories from his remarkable life and careerINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD MEFrom GQ s Nerd of the Year to one of Time s most influential people in the world, Biz Stone represents different things to different people But he is known to all as the creative, effervescent, funBiz Stone, the co founder of Twitter, discusses the power of creativity and how to harness it, through stories from his remarkable life and careerINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD MEFrom GQ s Nerd of the Year to one of Time s most influential people in the world, Biz Stone represents different things to different people But he is known to all as the creative, effervescent, funny, charmingly positive and remarkably savvy co founder of Twitter the social media platform that singlehandedly changed the way the world works Now, Biz tells fascinating, pivotal, and 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, advice, or wisdom and principles from one of the most successful businessmen of the new century, THINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME will satisfy every reader.
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    1. Biz Stone

      Christopher Isaac Biz Stone born March 10, 1974 is a co inventor and co founder of Twitter, Inc and also helped to create and launch Xanga, Blogger, Odeo, The Obvious Corporation and Medium In 2012, Stone co founded a start up called Jelly Industries where he serves as CEO The release of the Jelly app, a QA platform that relies on images, was officially announced in January 2014.Stone graduated from Wellesley High School in Wellesley, Massachusetts He attended, but did not graduate from, both Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts.Aside from Twitter, Stone is an angel investor and advisor in the startup community having backed companies in a diversity of industries such as Square, Nest Labs, Beyond Meat, Medium and GoodFit Stone is a board director at Beyond Meat, Medium, GoodFit and his newest startup, Jelly Industries.Stone made his directorial debut working alongside Ron Howard and Canon USA to direct a short film as a part of Project Imaginat10n Stone described the opportunity as a chance to scratch a long time creative itch Stone is also Executive Producer on WIRED, a dramatic series set in the 70s about the birth of computer industry.Stone has published two books about blogging, Blogging Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content New Riders, 2002 and Who Let The Blogs Out St Martins, 2004 In addition to his long running personal blog, Stone has published an op ed piece in The Atlantic In June 2012, Hachette s Grand Central Publishing and executive editor Ben Greenberg announced that Stone was writing a book called Things A Little Bird Told Me, which was published in April 2014.Stone is a vegan, which he became after visiting Farm Sanctuary, and is involved in causes including animal welfare, environmentalism, poverty, health, and education Stone is an active advisor and contributor to Donors Choose, a nonprofit helping classrooms in need.Stone lives in Marin County, California with his wife Livia and his son Jacob He and his wife founded and operate the Biz and Livia Stone Foundation, which supports education and conservation in California.

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    1. THINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME by Biz Stone has done two things for me left me inspired, and convinced me that Mr Stone is a nice, cool, and interesting guy In fact, reading this book reminded me of Chris Hadfield s AN ASTRONAUT S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH Through determination, mental projection, and a bit of luck, amazing things can happen Or, so we are lead to believe.This book goes through the life of Biz Stone from the time he was living in his mom s basement with his girlfriend, tens of thousan [...]


    2. I don t know why, but I love reading about techies I also love the entrepreneurial spirit So I found this book both interesting and inspiring There s nothing super profound in this book, but it s filled with lots of truisms about creativity, passion and empathy It was a book that I could read in chunks, which I always appreciate I enjoyed it.


    3. I love twitter and for that reason alone reading this book was a lot of fun for me how the social network came along, the back stories of the founder and how it evolved were extremely intriguing a read At the same time, I enjoyed what Biz Stone had to say, his perspective to work, giving and being user customer centric are all I personally feel extremely strongly about and thus to me the book connected, touched and brought immense pleasure A lot of my feelings finally got put into words The book [...]


    4. I m a talker , Stone says several times in this book, and you better believe it I enjoyed reading this book I laughed and learned valuable lessons about life and business I also like the author s practice of adding or showcasing the humane side of a business.


    5. The first three quarters of this book are pretty damn perfect Biz Stone s journey to and through his founding of Twitter with Jack Dorsey, of discovering its potential by observing how others used it especially during the 2007 SXSW conference and by watching its national and international ramifications unfold is pretty spellbinding He is frank about his economic troubles before Twitter, dedicated to his girlfriend and then wife, Livvy, with whom he shared all the challenges and joys of his life, [...]


    6. I read Biz Stone s new book cover to cover in one sitting He shares stories of failing and misstepping yet never straying his instincts, which has inspired me to reevaluate my priorities personally and professionally.The last 50 pages focus on his altruism and vision of a better world He explains how the neutral sharing of information can improve situations for those less fortunate I found Biz s chapter titled A New Definition for Capitalism particularly enlightening It shifted my view of corpor [...]


    7. I simply loved it The author not only talked about his life and twitter, he gave really valuable life lessons for us all,he got a great sense of humor too Biz Stone is definetly going to be my new inspiration and role model to leave my mark in this world.


    8. I received a digital copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review Things a Little Bird Told Me is not your average business book I see it as a creative memoir of Biz s life and times He was one of the four original co founders of Twitter Evan, Jack, and Noah were the others Biz starts by taking us through his somewhat surreal initial hiring at Google helped by Evan, who became a close friend , then his jumping ship to Evan s new startup Odeo, and then the birth of Twitter, which began as [...]


    9. 37% memoir54% self help inspiration33% philanthropy0% mathSuper quick read about the founding of Twitter, its triumphs and failures, touches of Stone s personal life and lots and lots of his personal philosophies.If you re looking for the big answer as to how to become a giant success in the tech industry, I ll sum it up for you Keep trying till something sticks and don t be afraid to walk away from huge opportunities if they don t feel right.Good job at Google Walk away Half of a billion dollar [...]


    10. So what does Biz Stone have to write a book about He was there He showed up Sometimes, when someone needed a nudge, he nudged I am not entirely sure whether the great takeaway is supposed to be that even when you aren t a technical genius or a business guru, you can still be in the room, or whether I think Twitter is really kind of pointless I actually use Facebook messenger a lot I am sure Facebook would love to put me in a focus group to find out why, and how they can make people like me.Othe [...]


    11. J ai tout simplement ador Je me souviens que Biz Stone en 2009 m avait fait forte impression alors que Twitter n tait qu ses d buts je suis arriv sur ce r seau en d cembre 2009 avant de le quitter en octobre 2014 Le livre est autant int ressant pour d couvrir les premiers pas de l oiseau bleu que pour vivre la naissance de plusieurs start ups comme Blogger ou Medium mais aussi pour mieux se convaincre de l int r t du croisement entre humanit s et technologie.


    12. An infusion of optimism with a reality check towards the end A very good book on how to build a social brand and a well told story about the power of the consumers to change things for the better, if given the chance.


    13. Some great messages contained in this book My favourite quote I discovered early on that it was better to make my own destiny.


    14. This was given to me by my accountant and i enjoyed Biz s narrative thoroughly For anyone who is in business and cares about the world they live in this is a valuable perspective i highly recommend it Biz you are a caring and creative genius


    15. A wonderful book which touches on many aspects of Biz and teaches many valuable lessons for a detailed review visit bookmantras 2018 0


    16. Kitaba ba lad m tarihle bitirdi im aras nda tam bir ay ge mi Bu zaman diliminin bu kadar b y mesinin nedeni okuma rutinimi kaybetmemle alakal , aman kitab be enmedi ime yormay n Gelelim kitaba Biz ve Ev Google n Blogger r n zerinde geli tirme yapan iki al an d r Bir g n bu i ten s k l rlar ve Odeo isminde bir podcast irketi kurmaya karar verirler irketi kururlar fakat bir s re sonra bu i in de kendilerine g re olmad n anlarlar irketi kapatmadan nce irketin i erisinde bir Hackhathon yaparlar PHP [...]


    17. Biz Stone is one of the founders of Twitter, and though parts of his account of its origin story contradict the account in Hatching Twitter A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, he has such an engaging writing style and admirable message, I couldn t help but conclude that whatever really happened, he did his best to stay above the fray He comes across as a really likable guy More than just an origin story, the book is Biz Stone s philosophy of life and business, a combination m [...]


    18. Late night writing, not refined I was first introduced to Biz through my following to Jack Dorsey on Twitter As Jack is a co founder of this corporate, I was intrigued to know about the other co founders A little Google search did the basic job until, months later, I came across a tweet from Jack introducing Biz s new book I find it fascinating, interesting, and so much remarkable knowing about stories of huge successes that grew out from potential failures It holds comfort to us that stories li [...]


    19. The other thing I ll say about money is that having a lot of it amplifies who you are.I have found this to be almost universally true.If you are a nice person, and then you get money, you become a wonderful philanthropist.But if you are an asshole with lots of money you can afford to be of an asshole Easily a 5 starer Its mostly a stroke of amazing luck to find a fulfilling companion during your dark days.I plucked this one during my exams when my patience and attention were seeing themselves c [...]


    20. Notes Creativity depends on direction and boundaries can allow us to become creative You have to believe in yourself, no one else will The only way to fix an issue is to be transparent that there are things that need to get done and to simply get started as soon as possible We can t be scared to fail if we hope to succeed the we try something the closer we get to its actual achievement Failure is inevitable so we should learn to deal with that feeling so we could move forward Always seek exter [...]


    21. The reason may be that I m technology challenged , but I REALLY enjoyed reading this book The author is co founder of Twitter In this book he recaps his ascent from a young man who finesses his way out of doing homework, to a successful businessman, marching to the beat of his own keystrokes Add to that his above par writing ability, and hence the high rating I know he continues to experiment perhaps he will create and nurture another amazing concept for the masses I do hope that he continues wr [...]


    22. Biz Stone is a likeable guy He starts out with nothing He seems to be the least likely guy to make it in the tech business He does have some personal attributes that make him not only likable but despite economic hardships, a prime candidate to succeed He believes in making his own opportunities, he is interested in people, he communicates well, and he wants things to work This was a very interesting read.


    23. Books like this can either be awesome or self congratulating and name droppy so I was cautiously optimistic and a bit wary I have to say, I read the entire book in three sittings and was sad it ended Totally humble, endearing, insightful and honest I loved it and whole heartedly recommend to anyone looking to be inspired, regardless of industry, passion or sector.


    24. About the coolest book on the intrigues, uncertainties triumphs of being a creative entrepreneur This should be an essential read for anyone with interest in the crossroads of creativity, business, empathy a healthy belief in possibilities Insightful It s funny too I can t stop laughing at the build up towards visiting Facebook the depiction of Mark Zuckerberg.


    25. Received this in a giveaway I m not a Twitter user, but I found this part memoir, part how to be successful book to be quite inspiring The way he was able to bring empathy, generosity, and integrity into his company is why it became so successful Overall, it s a quick read I enjoyed it a lot.


    26. A surprisingly light and shallow depiction of the rise of Twitter with admonitions on how to remain human and good while succeeding I would like to have of the details, such as context and the substantative debates surrounding important decisions It is still a fun, quick, and interesting read simply because Twitter is such an iconic company Enjoy.


    27. Things a Little Bird Told Me Confessions of the Creative Mindby Biz Stone240 pagesThis is a feel good business memoir by the founder of Twitter Will likely appeal to folks who like to read business and or self help books Expect a lots of truisms, like follow your dreams, be persistant, etc This may reach best seller status, if well reviewed in popular press.


    28. Great read and inspiring on so many levels It is refreshing to read about an entrepreneur who puts people and causes above profits It is a unique book written in a thoroughly endearing style I d like to meet the man behind Twitter and now Jelly I highly recommend this book for creatives, entrepreneurs and anyone who uses Twitter.


    29. Loved it I m a Twitter addict and loved reading the story about its co founder The book is full of funny and inspiring stories and life business lessons Very readable even if you are not interested in tech world I recommend it highly.


    30. Inspirational Love the humor and the lessons Biz Stone is genuinely a good person It makes me realised how I can be a better person After reading this book I am inspired to start using my Twitter account It has been silent for a long time.


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