April 9 — Biz Stone, Co-founder, Twitter

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
8pm (Reception: 6:30-7:30pm)

Biz Stone
Co-founder, Twitter
Co-founder & CEO of Jelly

in conversation with Larry Vincent,
Executive Director, UTA Brand Studio

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

United Talent Agency
9336 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

PURCHASE TICKETS
$20 General Admission
$40 also includes Stone’s book
$95  Pre-event reception, plus Stone’s book

Biz Stone became an Internet entrepreneur in 1999. He went on to work for Google, helped to create both blogging and podcasting, and then co-invented Twitter. Before he was a tech star, Biz wrote books and articles about the social aspects of technology in the nascent days of the web. He regularly addresses large audiences as a visiting scholar at colleges or keynote speaker for companies and conferences. Most recently, Biz is founder and CEO of his newest venture, Jelly. He lives near San Francisco, California, with his wife and son. 

Now, Stone 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 his upcoming book, Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind, he also addresses failure, the value of vulnerability, ambition, and corporate culture.

Larry Vincent is executive director of UTA Brand Studio. Over the past two decades, he has developed brand strategies for some of the world’s most beloved brands, including CBS, Coca-Cola, Four Seasons Hotels, MasterCard, Microsoft, the National Football League, Sony Playstation, The Home Depot and vitaminwater.

He is most recent book, Brand Real, was released in March 2012 and was named one of the best business books of 2012 by Strategy + Business Magazine. It focuses on the strategic behavior that drives the success of the world’s leading brands. His first book, Legendary Brands, was released in 2001 and was translated into seven languages. It focused on the storytelling potential of brand and implications for strategic and creative development.

Prior to joining UTA, Larry headed up strategy teams at several leading brand and marketing agencies, including Siegel+Gale, Octagon Worldwide and Cabana Group. He began his career in the corporate strategic planning group of The Walt Disney Company, where he led projects that leveraged Disney’s brand equity and integrated marketing power with corporate partners such as AT&T, American Express, Coca-Cola and Kodak.

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