Time is running out to make a gift to Marketplace and help us meet our fall fundraiser goal of 2,000 donations by midnight Friday.
Over the last couple of days, the gods (small “g”) proclaimed we were supposed to buy things on the internet for Black Friday, Small-Business Saturday, and then Cyber Monday. Tuesday – Giving Tuesday, rather – focuses on charity.
Picking up this theme, we turned to a leading light of online social media who argues that in the near future, companies will spend most of their advertising dollars on … philanthropy.
Biz Stone was a co-founder of Twitter and is now CEO of Jelly. Among other things, his new company has an app called “Super,” which lets users share stylized images with text (think digital postcards).
The application certainly draws on his background as a graphic designer. In fact, Stone has no MBA, let alone a formal education. But it’s his lack of conventional training that he credits with his success, and the success of many who come from a design background.
Click the media player above to hear Biz Stone in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio.
There’s a lot happening in the world. Through it all, Marketplace is here for you.
You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible.
Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.