Wise Guy

Wise Guy is Guy’s most personal book. It’s not a traditional memoir but a series of vignettes. He toyed with calling it Miso Soup for the Soul because these stories (like those in the Chicken Soup series) reflect a wide range of experiences that have enlightened and inspired him.

For instance, you’ll follow Guy as he . . .

  • Gets his first real job in the jewelry business—which turned out to be surprisingly useful training for the tech world.
  • Disparages one of Apple’s potential partners in front of that company’s CEO, at the sneaky instigation of Steve Jobs.
  • Jeopardizes his Apple career with a single sentence, after Jobs withholds a pre-release copy of the Think Different ad campaign: “That’s okay, Steve, I don’t trust you either.”
  • Reevaluates his self-importance after being mistaken for Jackie Chan by four young women.
  • Takes up surfing at age sixty-two—which teaches him that you can discover a new passion at any age, but younger is easier!

In total, Guy covers everything from moral values to business skills to parenting. As he writes, “I hope my stories help you live a more joyous, productive, and meaningful life. If Wise Guy succeeds at this, then that’s the best story of all.”



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