Biz Stone

Co-founder of Twitter, Inc.+ Co-Founder and CEO of Jelly Industries, Inc.

Being Obvious

Great ideas are Obvious in retrospect.

The Obvious Corporation is more of a philosophy than a company or product. We focus our long term view on ideas and…

The story of how Jelly led to Super in a Super Strip.

Introducing A Super New Feature: Strips

We launched Super two months ago and took self expression with friends to a whole new level. Choosing from our suggested words and phrases draws out the thoughts you didn’t even know you had. Recommended images and artwork based on your text makes Super easy. We celebrate the remix culture, and turn your thoughts into bold, emotive works of mash-up…

Describing Super

Your thoughts become tiny, expressive works of art. You don’t have to be an artist to use Super — but you might become one if you do. Super takes self expression with friends to a whole new level. Starters and recommended images draw out ideas you didn’t even know you had.

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Advice and ideas for companies I’m not qualified to advise.

A Fantastic Paragraph

Today solid scientific evidence exists that global climate is changing and that human activity based on the use of fossil materials contributes decisively to this trend. Coupled with an economy based on profit and on the games finance plays in order to profit from money itself, without a clear orientation to the production of goods, this leads to social exclusion and the…

Introducing Super

Jelly Industries has launched another application. It’s called Super and it’s fun. We had fun building it, we have fun using it, and we hope you will have fun using it too. Super is available today for iOS and Android. I’ve decided not to come up with some slick and pithy marketing description for Super. I’m also not going to proclaim that it’s the most innovative thing ever…

Behold, The Financial Superentity

Economic literature often depicts markets as so dynamic that they are
absent hot spots of control. Nevertheless, people have always suspected that a…

Cultural Neuroscience and Startups

Henry David Thoreau said, “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep…

On Rats, Sleep, and Startups

The archetypal startup mentality is working grueling hours deep into the night and through the weekend to achieve extraordinary goals. However, there is some…

Honeybees and Investors

Between my friend Jason Goldman’s macroeconomic neuroses, and my wife’s naturalist fascinations pervading our dinnertime conversation, my mind becomes jumbled with…

Infinite Creativity

This is a story of an apprenticeship turned friendship that taught me a powerful lesson.