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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 [...]

Esther Dyson: What’s After Success

Esther Dyson is the executive founder of Wellville, a 10-year national nonprofit project aimed at achieving equitable well-being for people. She is a leading angel investor focused on health care, open government, digital technology, biotechnology, and outer space. During the personal computer days, when I was Apple in the 1980s, she was the most [...]

Margaret O’Mara: What We Can Learn From History

Margaret O’Mara is the Howard & Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington. She received her BA in English and History from Northwestern University and her MA and Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her academic career, she was a staff member to President Bill Clinton [...]

Gloria Romero

Gloria Romero is a Professor Emeritus of psychology at California State University and was the first woman ever to hold the position of Majority Leader of the California State Senate. Gloria also served as chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on Education, making her a powerful voice on education policy in California. [...]

John Biewen

John Biewen is a journalist and documentarian. He directs the audio program at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University where he produces the two-time Peabody Award-nominated podcast, Scene on Radio. This podcast dares to ask the hard questions. It goes deep and covers topics such as: What is the origin of racism? [...]

Dominic Lieven

Dominic Lieven is an award-winning historian and scholar. He was a lecturer, senior lecturer, and professor at the London School of Economics from 1978 to 2011. He was head of the department of government there from 2001 to 2004 and head of the department of international history from 2009-2011. Dominic graduated from Cambridge [...]

Jennifer Kerns

Today’s remarkable guest is Dr. Jennifer Kerns and our topic is the implications of the overturning of Roe versus Wade by the US Supreme Court. Suffice it to say that the sky is truly falling for women’s reproductive rights. Jennifer is a practicing OB/GYN and an Associate Professor at the University of California San [...]

Zoe Chance

Zoe Chance is a behavioral scientist at the Yale School of Management and one of its most popular instructors. She worked her way up from telemarketing and door-to-door sales to managing Mattel’s Barbie brand’s $200 million business to Yale. Zoe’s research has been published in The New York Times, BBC, The Economist, and the [...]

Frederick Joseph

Frederick Joseph is the founder and CEO of We Have Stories. This is a non-profit creative agency that supports projects to foster greater equality in the world. In this episode, you’ll see how little I know about current black culture, but at least I know what I don’t know. And I’m willing to learn. [...]

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