About Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Dr. Steven Pinker: Cognitive Psychologist, Linguist, and Author

This episode’s guest is Dr. Steven Pinker. He is a Harvard professor of cognitive science (the study of the human mind) with expertise in visual cognition and psycholinguistics as well as an author and speaker. He writes about language, the mind and human nature. Recall my interview with Dr. Stephen Wolfram a few weeks [...]

Gary Vaynerchuk: Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, and Author

This episode’s guest is Gary Vaynerchuk--or more widely known as “Gary Vee.”   He is an entrepreneur, social media influencer, speaker, author, and investor. He started in his father’s liquor-store business, but his goal is worldwide domination--and buying the New York Jets. His current focus is Vaynermedia, a digital ad agency with large brands [...]

Chris Bertish – Big Waves, Big Ocean, and Big Dreams

This episode's guest is Chris Bertish, a South African big-wave surfer, trans-Atlantic paddle boarder, speaker, and author. Among his many accomplishments, he won the 2010 Mavericks Big Wave Invitational surfing contest. He almost died that day, but he didn't let that minor detail stop him. In 2017 he completed a solo 4,700 mile, 93-day [...]

Shane Claiborne – Social Activist, Author, and Speaker

This episode’s guest is Shane Claiborne. Claiborne is what one would call a “cool” Christian. He’s the author of ten books and he has worked alongside Mother Teresa. He also served in Baghdad on the Iraqi Peace Team. Shane is the opposite of mega-church pastors with private jets and palace-like churches. He describes himself [...]

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Expert, Author, and Viral TED Speaker

This week's remarkable person is Sir Ken Robinson, professor emeritus of the University of Warwick and a British author who has excelled as a teacher, researcher, writer, and speaker. Acclaimed by Fast Company magazine as one of “the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation,” he also a member of the Thinkers 50 list [...]

How to Be a Remarkable Speaker

Have you ever wondered how you could be a remarkable speaker? When I started working at Apple in 1986 I was afraid of public speaking—for one thing, working for the division run by Steve Jobs was intimidating: “How could I possibly measure up to Steve?” But if you want to succeed as an evangelist [...]

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Leon Panetta: Former White House Chief of Staff, CIA Director, and Secretary of Defense

Welcome to Remarkable People. This week’s Remarkable Person is Leon Panetta. From humble beginnings to an impressive career as a public servant and politician. Leon Panetta is a remarkable American who has dedicated most of his life to public service. A son of Italian immigrants, his service to his country began in 1964 as [...]

Julie Packard: Philanthropist, Antithesis of a Trust-Fund Baby, and Environmental Role Model

Welcome to Remarkable People. This week’s Remarkable People podcast features a woman who fell in love with the Monterey Bay while studying science at U.C. Santa Cruz. On many dark, dank, and cold mornings, Julie Packard waded through the icy waters of the intertidal zone to study the plants and animals. She did this [...]

Shaun Tomson: Surfer, Code Maker, and Flow Evangelist

Meet Shaun Tomson, one of the greatest surfers of all time. Welcome to Remarkable People. This episode’s guest is Shaun Tomson: Surfer, Code Maker, and Flow Evangelist. A few years ago I was in the Apple store in Santa Barbara getting my son’s iPhone screen fixed. A guy came up to me and [...]

Steve Wozniak: Pirate, Co-founder of Apple, and Hardware Wizard

Steve Wozniak: The Wonderful Wizard of Woz Welcome to Remarkable People. This episode’s guest is Steve Wozniak, more commonly and intimately known as simply “Woz.” He is the co-founder of Apple, prankster, iconoclast, concert producer, Dancing with the Stars contestant, and college graduate. True or false? Woz is still an Apple employee. Keep [...]

Andrew Yang: Crazy Smart Asian and 2020 Presidential Hopeful

As recently as 2016 few people had heard of Andrew Yang. He had achieved success as a tech entrepreneur, but he wasn’t in the billionaire club like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates. But then he decided to run for the president of the United States. Everyone needs goals right? [...]

Arianna Huffington: Thriving, Redefining Success, and Creating a Life of Well-Being

Arianna Huffington: Risk-taker, Creator, and Sleep Advocator Welcome to Remarkable People. Are you interested in thriving, not merely surviving? This episode's remarkable person is Arianna Huffington. She is the queen of thriving--that elusive and seemingly oxymoronic combination of health, wealth, and happiness. She is the founder of the Huffington Post--duh. In 2016 she [...]

Dr. Robert Cialdini: The Psychology Powering Influence and Persuasion

The Godfather of Influence Welcome to Remarkable People. Before I introduce this episode’s guest, I want to ask you a question: Do you have a growth mindset? My guest Bob Cialdini is a professor emeritus at Arizona State University. He influences almost every marketing, evangelism, and sales decision that I make. His book, [...]

Martha Stewart: Lessons from Martha on Perfection and Life

Martha Stewart created a personal brand long before anyone with a phone and Instagram account could do it. Everyone who uses social media for branding and promotion can learn from her. Martha is a household name and the original “influencer.” Photo credit: Photagonist.ca Welcome to Remarkable People. Martha Stewart is the original “influencer.” [...]

Wee Man: California Dreamer Ollies to Jackass Fame with Crazy Stunts

Jason Acuna, better known by his stage name, Wee Man [of Jackass fame], is a skateboarder, actor, tv personality, and stuntman. As you'll learn, he's far deeper than a funny guy in movies. Welcome to Remarkable People. I confess that I wasn't sure who Wee Man, aka Jason Acuna, was because I'm too [...]

Margaret Atwood: Mirth and Writing Magic with Canada’s Favorite Author

Have you ever wondered how Margaret Atwood writes books? In this episode of Remarkable People, she explains her tactics and techniques. She also spends quite a while geeking out about Macintosh. Margaret Atwood is the author of The Handmaid‘s Tale and its sequel, The Testaments, as well as more than fifty other books. [...]

Stephen Wolfram: Fascinating Interview with a Modern Day Genius

Stephen Wolfram shares remarkable lessons from his life and how he build the things he wanted to use.  Welcome to Remarkable People. Stephen Wolfram is “physicist” but that's like saying LeBron James is a “basketball player” and Sir Donald Bradman is a “cricketer.” Have you ever wondered what it's like to get a [...]

The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Look Back with Psychologist Dr. Phil Zimbardo

The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Look Back with Psychologist Dr. Phil Zimbardo Welcome to Remarkable People. Have you ever wondered why good people can do bad things? Maybe it’s not that we all have badness in us, but that circumstances and surroundings exert such pressure that resistance is futile. This week I interview [...]

Jane Goodall Talks About What Gives Her the Most Hope and More!

Jane Goodall shares remarkable lessons from her life abroad and talks about current issues such as climate change and her hope for the future. This week's question is: Question: What animal would you like to be in your next life? Use the #remarkablepeople hashtag to join the conversation! Where to subscribe: [...]

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