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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.

Andrea Lytle Peet: The Embodiment of Perseverance

We have a new episode of Remarkable People. We're on a mission to make you remarkable. Helping me in this episode is the remarkable Andrea Lytle Peet was diagnosed with ALS at 33. She quickly went from competing in marathons and triathlons to walking with a cane. LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE While 80% [...]

Antoinette Schoar: An Unconflicted Analysis of Crypto, Blockchain, and NFTs

Antoinette Schoar is a professor of finance and entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Her current research concentrates on new financial technologies, consumer finance, and entrepreneurial finance. She has won many awards, including the Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship and the Brattle Prize for best paper in The Journal [...]

Tom Peters: The Return of Excellence

I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is Remarkable People. Achieving remarkability is a difficult and painful process. We’re on a mission to make this challenge easier and faster. Helping me in this episode is the remarkable Tom Peters. Tom is the co-author of In Search of Excellence. This isn’t an over-statement: in the 1980s, [...]

Peter Sagal: How to Be Funnier Than Shit

This week's guest is the remarkably witty, acerbic, and insightful Peter Sagal.  He is the host of one of my favorite shows, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!  He is to wit what Mount Chimborazo is to mountains.  If you've never heard of Mount Chimborazo, it's time for you to fire up Google to learn why [...]

Stan McChrystal: Leadership for Non-Wimps

This is Remarkable People. We are on a mission to make you remarkable. Helping me in this episode is the remarkable Stan McChrystal is a retired four-star US Army general who served in the Army for 34 years. He was the commander of the US and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan. And he [...]

Dolly Chugh: How to Drive Social Change

Welcome to the Remarkable People podcast. We’re on a mission to make you remarkable. Helping me in this episode is the remarkable Dolly Chugh. Dolly is a professor at the New York University Stern School of Business. She teaches MBA courses in leadership and management. She is also a faculty member in the [...]

Cody Keenan: Ten Days That Defined America

Today's remarkable guest is the man Barack Obama called his Hemingway. His name is Cody Keenan, and this is his second appearance on Remarkable People. Cody was Barack Obama's longtime collaborator and chief speech writer. He started as an intern for Ted Kennedy, and after receiving his master's degree, he worked in Barack Obama's [...]

Min Kym: A Music Prodigy’s Inside Story

I read about Min Kym in Susan Cain’s book, Bittersweet. The story of her relationship to her 1696 Stradivarius was so remarkable and fascinating that I had to bring it to you. Have you ever bonded with an object? A camera, car, surfboard, or in Min’s case, a musical instrument that “completes” you or [...]

Geoff Cohen: The Art of Connecting With People

Today’s remarkable guest is Geoffrey Cohen. He is a professor at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. His research focuses on the processes that shape people's sense of belonging and self and the implications of these feelings on social problems. He studies the threats to belonging and self-integrity that people encounter [...]

Elisabeth Gruner: The Zen of Writing, Reading, and Learning

Today’s remarkable guest is Elisabeth Gruner, and she has changed the way many people view the educational grading system. Elisabeth teaches Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Victorian Literature, and Creative Nonfiction Writing at the University of Richmond. In fact, she has been teaching college English for over 30 years. Four years ago, she [...]

Cassie Holmes: Applying the Science of Happiness to Life

I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is Remarkable People. We are on a mission to make you remarkable. Today’s remarkable guest is Cassie Holmes. She is an award-winning professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Cassie has a Ph.D. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Columbia University. Her work has [...]

Fran Hauser: Kindly, Gently, and Powerfully Embrace Your Work

Today's remarkable guest is Fran Hauser. She is passionate about leveling the playing field for women and showing people how to combine niceness and power. Fran was the president of Digital at Time, Inc. There, she led innovation, acquisitions, and digital expansion for People, In Style, Entertainment Weekly, and Essence. Fran currently helps fund and advises companies that are started by [...]

Barry Nalebuff: The Only Negotiation Guide You’ll Ever Need

I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is Remarkable People. We are on a mission to make you remarkable. Today’s remarkable guest is Barry Nalebuff. He taught at the Yale School of Management for over thirty years. He specializes in negotiation, innovation, strategy, and game theory. Barry is also a serial entrepreneur, and his ventures include [...]

Audrey Arbeeny: Branding with Sound

Audrey Arbeeny is a pioneer of sonic branding. She has been the Music Supervisor for NBC’s coverage for the last seven Olympic games. In fact, she’s won two Emmys for her work with NBC. She has also created the familiar sounds people hear when they are customers of Google, Microsoft, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and McDonald’s. [...]

Caleb Gardner: Being @BarackObama and Leading in a Turbulent World

I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is Remarkable People. Our team is on a mission to make you remarkable. Helping me in this episode is the remarkable Caleb Gardner. He’s worked side by side with startups, global nonprofits, Fortune 100 clients, and even a past president, Barack Obama. In fact, for more than three years [...]

Abraham Paskowitz: The Life Lessons of Surfing

I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is Remarkable People. I’m on a mission to make you remarkable. Helping me in this episode is the remarkable Abraham Paskowitz. Abraham’s father, Dorian–or Doc–Paskowitz, was a Stanford-educated doctor who lived and surfed in Israel, Hawaii (with Duke Kahanamoku), and California. Abraham was born in Hawaii and moved to [...]

Ayelet Fishbach: The Art of Goals, Incentives, and Motivation

I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is Remarkable People. I’m on a mission to make you remarkable. Helping me in this episode is the remarkable Ayelet Fishbach. She is an expert in motivation and decision-making. More precisely, Ayelet is a Behavioral Science and Marketing professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She [...]

Pamela Hawley: How to Foster Volunteerism and Social Activism

In this episode, the remarkable Pamela Hawley will share how to change the world through volunteering and social activism. She is a pioneer in modern ways to optimize global philanthropy. She is a winner of the Jefferson Award, the Nobel Prize in Community Service, and she was a finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur [...]

Doug DeMuro: The Inside Scoop on Cars

You may know that I love cars, and if you didn’t, you do now. Today’s guest is Doug DeMuro, who not only loves cars, but he has made this passion the foundation of his success and career. Doug received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, he spent three years working [...]

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