Greetings Funny Names Fans. It time to get to business with this week’s post.
People who through stones shouldn’t live in a glass house, but a person named Biz Stone should work in high tech.
You might not recognize him by his humble given name, Christopher Isaac Stone, but he is the co-founder and the patent holder of Twitter.
His parents brought him into this world in the year 1974 and by 1999 he created his first startup, Xanga.
Biz attended, but did not graduate from, Northeastern University and University of Massachusetts. I would say he was following the educational path of Bill Gates and we’re happy he did.
He went on to become a member of the Google Blogger team from 2003 to 2005. But that was not enough to keep Biz busy.
Besides Twitter, he helped co-found Obvious, Medium, and Jelly—which was acquired by Pinterest earlier this year.
But that’s just not enough for this man, he is also an angel investor and advisor in the startup community having backed companies like Square and Pinterest.
But he didn’t let that stop him from making his directorial debut working on a project along with Ron Howard and Cannon USA in the making of a short film called, “Evermore”.
So far Biz published three books, and multiple articles and op-ed pieces for Medium as well as print publications like The Atlantic and The Times of London.
He and his wife, Livia, founded and operate the Biz and Livia Stone Foundation. It supports conservation and education in the state of California.
I would definitely say, Biz Stone has been quite busy.