Biz Stone has been named Nerd of the Year by GQ, one of the TIME magazine’s Most Influential People, Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc. Magazine, and one of Vanity Fair’s Top Ten Most Influential People of the Information Age. He was also honored with the International Center for Journalists’ Innovation Award. Stone is best known for developing collaborative systems freely accessed by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
As a progenitor of early social media, Biz became an Internet entrepreneur working at Xanga and Google before co-inventing and co-founding Twitter. After stepping away from his day-to-day role at Twitter Inc., Biz helped incubate Medium, a new, web-based publishing platform. In April of 2013, Biz announced he will serve as the co-founder and CEO of his latest startup, Jelly, a revolutionary search engine mobile application.
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.
Along with his wife, Livia, Stone was named a Huffington Post Game Changer for their work and impact in the field of public service. The couple founded the Livia and Biz Stone Foundation dedicated to supporting a variety of causes including education, public health, environmentalism, and animal welfare. The foundation works closely with the non-profit organizations the National Advisory Council for Donors Choose, PRBO Conservation Science and Farm Sanctuary.
Biz is the author of "Things A Little Bird Told Me", he is a Fellow at Oxford University, an Executive Fellow at Berkeley and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from Babson College.
- Open, Informed, and Engaged: A Changing Communication Landscape
- Redefining Success
- Things A Little Bird Told Me: Simple Lessons About Business, Life, Service and Creativity
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"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!" - World Knowledge Forum