Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.

— Biz Stone

The most spectacular Biz Stone quotes to get the best of your day

In order to succeed spectacularly you have to be willing to fail spectacularly.

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Creativity is a renewable resource. Challenge yourself every day. Be as creative as you like, as often as you want, because you can never run out. Experience and curiosity drive us to make unexpected, offbeat connections. It is these nonlinear steps that often lead to the greatest work.

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Creativity is an infinitely renewable resource - you are not going to run out of it - so don't be afraid to use it.

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Constraint inspires creativity

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I realized ceativity is a renewable resource. You never run out of good ideas

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You curate information that you want to receive.

It's a lot different because I'm not asking you if it's okay, I'm just saying I'm following your updates. That's why I don't think of Twitter as a social network.

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Willingness to take risks is the path to success.

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At Twitter, mobile is in our DNA ... For us, it's all about mobile, and it always has been.

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Understand that you dont have all the answers, you just have to start somewhere and keep an open mind.

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Creativity comes from constraint.

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Positive culture comes from being mindful, and respecting your coworkers, and being empathetic.

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The two things I use the most are the MacBook Air and my iPhone.

Those are my two most-used gadgets that are dented, scratched and smashed.

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About Biz Stone

Quotes 84 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday March 10, 1974

Lesson number one: opportunity can be manufactured.

Yes, you can wait around for the right set of circumstances to fall into place and then leap into action but you can also create those set of circumstances on your own. In so doing, you manufacture your own opportunities. This has helped me immeasurably.

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The determination that led me to create a new sports team taught me an important lesson: opportunity is manufactured.

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I mean, even when it's really simple, there's so much amazing beautiful creativity that can come out of that.

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Creativity is a renewable resource.

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I started designing book jackets, which was great because I was good at it.

And then from there I decided to become a freelance graphic designer and I needed to expand beyond book jackets, so I taught myself web design, and then in 1999 some friends of mine decided to start a company called Xanga.com, which was a very early kind of social network slash blogging community.

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I never even graduated college. I never finished learning, as it were, and I have a psychological need to be in a learning environment at all times.

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We didn't have anything before Twitter that allowed a group of people roaming around a city to communicate instantly, in real time, and in a coordinated way, in a group.

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I thought I was going to stay at Google, because it was a great place to work.

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You have to think for an email. What's the subject? What's it about? It takes two seconds to think about that. So you have to think, Is this a work thing or a social thing? Which? Then you get into a situation that you don't want to be in, because then people are thinking about it too much.

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Even the simplest tools can empower people to do great things.

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I mean just look at haiku, the idea of it.

We want to focus on that singularity, on that simplicity, but we still want to add features and add value, but we want to do it in a way that fits in with that mentality of simplicity. You have to spend a lot of time thinking about it.

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Embrace your constraints.

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Inventing your dream is the first and biggest step toward making it come true.

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You can shut down a service, and yet people will find ways to communicate.

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The thing that excites me, and the thing that excited me about Twitter, is the idea of a flock of birds moving around an object in flight.

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We hired a CSR person at Twitter, years before we hired our first sales person, to make sure we had a culture and impact of doing good.

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When you think about Twitter, there are people all around the world reporting twenty-four seven, every second. They're reporting what they're seeing and what's happening around them. So there's a lot of potential for breaking news.

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I've probably overused this analogy of a flock of birds moving around an object in flight, but, in reality, it's so simple, real time communication of individuals that allow for this super organism type of organism to happen.

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You have to have an emotional investment in what you're doing.

If you don't love what you're doing, failure is pretty much guaranteed.

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The most rewarding thing for me has been this affirmation for me that people are basically good and smart, and if you give them a simple tool that allows them to exhibit that behavior, they'll prove it to you every single day.

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Even though running is physically straining, it's mentally refreshing.

Especially when you feel like you've accomplished something.

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Embrace your constraints. They are provocative. They are challenging. They wake you up. They make you more creative. They make you better.

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We realized we weren't really using Odeo, we weren't investing our own time creating podcasts. We were building a tool that was a great idea for some other people. That's a dangerous way to go because if you don't actually use it yourself and love it, then you aren't going to be as fully invested in it from the start. That's what leads you to doing side projects.

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When you think about email or IMing, why aren't you writing back? I can see your avatar, I know you're online, why aren't you writing me back? But with Twitter, everybody sends their responses to Twitter, and Twitter then sends them out to everyone. So there's not this constant connection. You can be hyperconnected, then you can take a break for a couple days and it's fine.

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I haven't been paying attention to politics long enough to have really smart opinions.

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If people are passionate about your product, whether it's because they're hating or loving it, those are both good scenarios.

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I think that's a really important role that people sometimes forget about, especially with all these newspaper shutting down and having trouble, where are all these stories going to go? I think you have something really great with all those stories waiting to be told, but I just don't know how it shapes up exactly. I don't think there are going to be a lot of newspaper reporters sitting around not writing.

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There's a lot of social input when you put these things out there.

People's ideas cross with other people's thoughts.

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A personal belief is that if you're not personally invested in what you're working on, you'll fail.

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Design is a career where you learn creative decision making.

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The normal press cycle is to put a company on a pedestal and then knock it down.

It's much more interesting that way.

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I've seen people twitter in haiku only.

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We can figure it out, it's not like we all have a disease.

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Have confidence in your ideas before they even exist.

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Investors are employees you can never hire. We made sure to pick investors that thought like us.

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In any leadership position, you're always going to be disappointing somebody.

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We did Twitter, and Twitter grew so fast, and in 2006 we spun it out into Twitter, Inc.

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