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Biz Stone
GQ once named him Nerd of the Year, TIME put him on their list of most influential persons in the world, and Valleywag dubbed him Most Useless. Biz Stone means different things to different people but the main thrust of his work over the past decade plus has been developing collaborative web systems freely accessed by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

As a progenitor of the early social web, Biz became an Internet entrepreneur in 1999 and went on to work for Google. Later, Stone co-founded Twitter which launched in 2006.

In June of 2011 with his long time collaborators Evan Williams and Jason Goldman, Stone co-founded The Obvious Corporation to focus on building systems that help people work together to improve the world.

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 and in so doing, place value before profit.

Along with his wife, Livia, Stone was named a Huffington Post Game Changer for their work and impact in the field of public service. Together, the couple operate The Biz and Livia Stone Foundation supporting education and conservation in California. Stone is an advisor to several companies and organizations and a visiting scholar at various universities.

Biz lives in Marin County, California with his wife Livia.

Blog Entries by Biz Stone

Tech Converging for a Better Future

1 Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 21:01:24 (EST)

U.S. citizens are moving through a challenging economic and social time. For many, the American Dream seems to be slipping away beneath a tide of pink slips and foreclosure notices. And while many are still well off and willing to help their neighbors, it can be difficult to find constructive...

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Introducing The Biz and Livia Stone Foundation

Posted September 7, 2011 | 14:08:44 (EST)

Our future greatly depends on the minds of young people and our shared attitude toward the natural world. Together, we must understand that life is supported by the ecosystem surrounding us and our environment is profoundly impacted by the choices we make. As elders, it is our responsibility to deliberately...

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