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The Autobiography of the Twitter founder
After the highly recommended book “Twitter” by Nick Bolte, “Follow the blue bird” is the second book within just one and a half years that tells the story (s) behind the Company Twitter tells.
The approach is completely different this time. While Nick Bolte's bird's-eye view - in part as dramatic as in an economic thriller - tells of the rise and crises of the social media giants, co-founder Biz Stone introduces his autobiography here.
Interview with Google
It is his personal life story that begins with a bankruptcy, leads over the first hurdles on Google and finally takes in the management of the Twitter company their (temporary) climax.
Stone is a meticulous chronicler of events, encounters, and sometimes random economic decisions that turn a backyard startup into one of the Internet's global players.
Shots on hipster
Above all, Stone is a wonderful narrator who tells his own Twitter story with charm and a lot of wit. For example, to his job interview on Google: "At the first appointment, a woman meant" Thank you for coming. May I offer you something? And I answered: Yes, do you have an aspirin? "
Or about his choice of location in San Francisco (Google): "The district was just in the transition between run-down and up-and-coming: The hipsters had already moved in, but at night they still heard shots - possibly in the direction of hipsters."
Motivational book for prospective entrepreneurs
"Follow the Blue Bird" is more than just a top-notch biography. Biz Stone gives deep insights into his soul life as a thoroughbred entrepreneur. He never wanted to be anything but a successful designer.
His unwavering belief in his abilities, his will to make it to the top, are exemplary and a first-rate motivational injection for those who are now pondering whether their vision of their own company is truly viable.
"Do not bother about details"
Stone writes, "Do not bother about the details. It's not about finding solutions. If you just keep an idea in mind, you are unconsciously doing things to move toward the goal. That actually works. With me it worked."
At one point, Biz Stone writes: "Anyone who is not ready to accept the worst possible exit has no chance of the best possible". What is meant are the hesitant ones, who repeatedly reject the vision of their own company with advanced arguments.
Twitter for optimists
The author also turns to her with his rousing-naive founder optimism. To the many Twitter fans anyway, who will devour the biography with a lot of fun. Class book - in every way!
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