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Author Biz Stone co-founded Twitter, a platform that amassed more than 100 million users just a few years after its launch. In this breezy memoir, Stone argues that you can succeed as a tech entrepreneur even without technical chops. A college dropout who was perpetually broke even while working at Google, Stone describes his primary skills as the ability to think creatively and to communicate clearly. He explains his out-of-the-box innovation tactics. getAbstract suggests Stone’s guide to anyone seeking new routes to creative solutions.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Biz Stone helped launch Twitter,
  • Why honest communication is the best policy and
  • What offbeat practices Stone uses to trigger creativity.

About the Author

Veteran Internet entrepreneur Biz Stone worked for Google, helped create blogging and podcasting, and co-invented Twitter. He lives near San Francisco.



Something Different

Biz Stone is not a programming whiz or a math genius, but as a co-founder of Twitter, he’s a Silicon Valley success story. Stone says that the secret to his success is his uniquely creative approach to problem solving and entrepreneurship. Sometimes he hits a home run; sometimes he strikes out. Born in the 1970s, Stone is a Massachusetts native whose single mother struggled to make ends meet. He won scholarships to attend Northeastern University for a year. Because of his arts prowess, he then got a full scholarship to the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

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