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Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind | [Biz Stone]

Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind

From 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.
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From 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 listener.

©2014 Biz Stone (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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    Russell C. Gray Boston, MA United States 05-28-14
    Russell C. Gray Boston, MA United States 05-28-14 Member Since 2015

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    "Not as good as 'Hatching Twitter'"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book, but only if the person had read 'Hatching Twitter' first. This book is much less detailed about the founding of Twitter.


    If you’ve listened to books by Biz Stone before, how does this one compare?

    I have not listened to other Biz Stone books, but I found him to be a touch of an ego-maniac. I have never heard the word "I" used so many times. Stone really wants the reader to know exactly what he thinks he's responsible for at Twitter.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dane SAN RAFAEL, CA, United States 05-05-14
    Dane SAN RAFAEL, CA, United States 05-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A Great insight into a unique mind"
    Where does Things a Little Bird Told Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed getting to know Biz through this book. I thought the pairing of the reader and Biz's personality was ideal.


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    Jose 03-25-15
    Jose 03-25-15
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    "Excellent complement to Hatching Twitter"

    Biz Stone played an important role in the creation of twitter. This book offers his perspectve on events that took place and also give you more interesting details about him and where he comes from. It's a truly inspirational narrative to young entrepreneurs with ambitious goals.

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    Justin Massion Encino, CA, United States 12-04-14
    Justin Massion Encino, CA, United States 12-04-14 Member Since 2013

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    "You'll feel like you're there, founding Twitter to"
    What did you love best about Things a Little Bird Told Me?

    Looking back, I can actually "see" the creation of twitter and the personality and growth of its founders. Biz did an incredible job of writing the story in such a way that you feel like you're there, growing with the team.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think Biz was my favorite character because he's so logical, easy going, and straight forward. In a sea of extreme personalities, Biz was the most centered.

    At the same time, Jack Dorsey was interesting, but not as easy to like.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Watching Jack Dorsey's transformation from Geeky Punk Kid to extremely successful Steve Jobs wannabe was incredibly interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    Listening to this book is like uploading yourself into the making of Twitter.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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