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.

Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee and Netflix’s Dream Home Makeover

This episode’s guests, yes plural, are the delightful Syd and Shea McGee. They are the power couple behind Studio McGee and McGee & Co. With a vision that beautiful design can be approachable, Studio McGee has become one of the leading innovators in the interior design industry. This is the first wife-husband interview on Remarkable [...]

Kara Goldin: Founder and CEO of Hint, Author of Undaunted

This episode’s guest is Kara Goldin. She is the founder, CEO, and chief taster of Hint, the lifestyle company that sells bottled water and hand sanitizers Prior to Hint, she has worked for are AOL, CNN, and Time. And, well, technically, the TeePee restaurant in Arizona. She is a graduate of Arizona State University. [...]

Julie Lythcott-Haims: Activist, Writer, Speaker, and Mom

This episode's remarkable guest is Julie Lythcott-Haims. She is an author, speaker, former educator, and former corporate lawyer.  Julie holds a BA from Stanford, a law degree from Harvard, and an MFA in writing from the California College of the Arts. She ended her legal career to go to work at Stanford [...]

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Lisa Leopold: Professor and Linguist

Have you ever wondered if you know how to make a good apology? This episode's remarkable guest is professor Lisa Leopold, and she will answer your questions about apologies and credibility. Lisa is an associate professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She's also the program coordinator for the Institute's English for Academic [...]

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Scott Galloway: Professor, Author, and Entrepreneur

This episode's guest is probably the most outspoken person I've had on the show so far. His name is Scott Galloway. Scott is a professor of marketing at NYU Stern and the founder of section4. He was also the founder of the eCommerce company Red Envelope and the marketing firm Profit, a previous guest [...]

Kathryn Finney: Author and Startup Whisperer for Black and Latinx Women

In this episode of Remarkable People, my guest is the remarkable Kathryn Finney. She is an entrepreneur investor, speaker, mentor, author, and pioneer. Kathryn has achieved many firsts. She started one of the first fashion blogs called the Budget Fashionista; MSN called it one of the hundred most useful sites on the web. She [...]

How to Product Launch Like a Boss

Have you ever wondered how you could pull off a remarkable production introduction? Usually, the Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people, such as Jane Goodall, Steve Wozniak, Arianna Huffington, Margaret Atwood, Martha Stewart, Sir Ken Robinson, Chef Roy Yamaguchi, Kristi Yamaguchi, Stephen Wolfram, Gary Vaynerchuk, or iJustine. But every once in [...]

Melanie Perkins, Canva

I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is the Remarkable People podcast. My remarkable guest, Melanie Perkins, has built an enormously successful global company from Sydney, Australia. To be completely transparent, the company is Canva, and I am Canva’s chief evangelist. In other words, Melanie is my boss. Be that as it may, she is a [...]

Sneak Peek: The Art of Innovation and Data-Driven Enterprise

On the Remarkable People podcast, I interview people such as Jane Goodall, Woz, and Stephen Wolfram who have changed the world. Their stories are inspiring, and I hope they encourage you, too.  This post has a different twist – let’s look at why and how you can foster change and the art of innovation [...]

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How to Be a Remarkable Innovator

Have you ever wondered how you could be a remarkable innovator? A little bit about my background, I was the chief evangelist of Apple and am currently the chief evangelist of Canva, an online, graphics-design company from Australia. I have authored fifteen books including The Art of the Start, Enchantment, and The Art of [...]

Karen Mullarkey

This episode’s guest is not merely remarkable, but she’s been called a “national treasure” because of her work at Life Magazine, Newsweek, Psychology Today, Sports Illustrated, and Rolling Stone. Her name is Karen Mullarkey. She launched the career of many of the most famous photographers in the world. You’re going to hear stories about [...]

Nancy Gianni

This week's remarkable guest is Nancy Gianni, Founder and Chief Belief Officer of GiGi’s Playhouse, author of GenerationG, and CNN Hero. After her daughter GiGi was born with Down Syndrome, Nancy started GiGi's Playhouse to change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of understanding and acceptance. Backing [...]

Jamia Wilson

Welcome to the Remarkable People podcast. This episode’s guest is Jamia Wilson. Jamia wears many hats--and all of them well. She is a feminist, activist, writer, and speaker. She is also the director of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York. But first things first. If by any chance, you know [...]

Dr. Jerome Kim

This week's remarkable person is Dr. Jerome Kim. He is the director general of the International Vaccine Institute. The International Vaccine Institute was established in 1997 as an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Its mission is to: Discover, develop, and deliver safe, effective, and affordable vaccines for global public health. Dr. [...]

David Ige: Governor of Hawaii

I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is Remarkable People. This episode’s guest is David Ige. He is the governor of the state of Hawaii. Hawaii has the least number of coronavirus infections, adjusted for population, of any state in the union. It also has the least deaths, adjusted for population. I interviewed Governor Ige to [...]

iJustine: Digital Influencer, YouTuber, Tech Reviewer, and Gamer

I’m Guy Kawasaki. And this is the Remarkable People podcast. This episode’s guest is Justine Ezarik, or as you might know her: iJustine. iJustine is a YouTube personality, actress, social media influencer, and all-around nice person. Have you ever looked at some person and asked, Why does she have so many followers? Why does she [...]

Sam Wineburg: History professor, author, truth-seeker, and Wikipedia fan

Sam Weinburg is the Margaret Jacks Professor of Education at Stanford University. He heads the Stanford History Education Group. This organization seeks to improve the teaching of history. It is currently focusing on helping students learn how to interpret online content. Sam is the author of Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts and Why [...]

Martha Nino: Fighting for the American Dream

This episode’s remarkable guest is Martha Nino. It’s unlikely that you’ve heard of her, but you someday will. She currently works at Adobe in a senior marketing position. How she came to be a guest is a good story. 10 years ago she saw me give a keynote speech for Adobe. I guess I [...]

David Aaker: Father of Modern Branding and AMA Marketing Hall of Fame® Inductee

I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is Remarkable People. This episode’s remarkable guest is David Aaker. David is the godfather of branding like Bob Cialdini is the godfather of influence. And like Bob, his work has shaped my concept of secular evangelism. He is a professor emeritus of the Haas School of Business of UC [...]

Kristi Yamaguchi: Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Figure Skater, Author, and Philanthropist.

I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is Remarkable People. This episode’s remarkable guest is Kristi Yamaguchi. I’m on a Yamaguchi streak right now. To my knowledge, she is not related to Roy Yamaguchi, the chef, and recent Remarkable People guest. She may not have won a James Beard award, but she did win the Olympic [...]

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