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Creative lessons from the co-founder of Twitter.

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

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

by Biz Stone

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Visualizing Our Goals

A useful exercise with any problem or idea is to visualize what you want to see happen for yourself over the next two years.

The goal isn’t to solve anything. If you take an idea and just hold it in your head, you unconsciously start to do things that advance you toward that goal. The prac...

Limits Make You More Creative

A limit automatically forces you to be creative, because now you have to come up with a way to get around it.

Limits can be financial, biological, social, or even made up.

When Steven Spielberg shot Jaws, he wanted to get an animatronic shark, but it was too expe...

Get The Raw Idea Out

Ideas rarely enter the world fully formed and ready to go. That’s why he always remains open to changes, even after the idea has been released.

For example, most of Twitter’s main features were user suggestions. People initially copied tweets they liked to share them, so Twitter introdu...

Solve Your Own Problem

Frustration is a great source of motivation.

You can’t stop at building a solution. You have to use it too. If you’re not the most ecstatic advocate and power user of your own product, you’ll never be able to build it to a point where enough people use it so it’s profitabl...

BIZ STONE

this is the core of entrepreneurship – being the person who makes something happen for yourself.

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The true promise of a connected society is enabling our dormant potential for empathy.

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When you hand good people possibility, they do great things.

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Your goals should be bigger than your ego

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If you make the opportunity. you'll be the first in the position to take advantage of it

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