Help Wanted


I need some help from people who are in the flow of interesting and true rumors. They would be folks who can provide “scoops” that begin with a phrase like, “Did you hear that…?”

For example, did you hear that Angelina Jolie just adopted another child? Did you hear that Apple is working on a cell phone? Did you hear that the dean of admissions of MIT resigned? Did you hear that Joe Thornton is getting traded to the San Jose Sharks? I’m particularly interested in these areas:


If you’re a free-lance journalist, blogger, or industry insider and want to “tell the world,” please send an email to me, and I’ll explain. If you’re a paparazzo with bleeding-edge photos that would be fabulous. Thanks!

By | 2016-10-24T14:21:14+00:00 April 30th, 2007|Categories: Cool Stuff|53 Comments

About the Author:

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.


  1. Patrice May 1, 2007 at 12:24 am - Reply

    Did you hear that Guy Kawasaki is launching a new buzz?

  2. Joseph May 1, 2007 at 1:24 am - Reply

    As a Seattle Seahawk season ticket holder, heres something I didn’t want to hear…”Did you hear that Darryl Jackson got traded to your division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers?”
    What a bummer.

  3. Nicholas May 1, 2007 at 2:39 am - Reply

    Wow, Guy those are some varied topics you have there. Especially the Entertainment part.
    Are you trying to challenge TMZ or maybe Perez Hilton?

  4. Seed Forum International Alumni Club May 1, 2007 at 2:55 am - Reply

    Guy Kawazaki is changing his profile…

    Gay Kawazaki today announced that I need some help from people who are in the flow of interesting and true rumors. They would be folks who can provide scoops that begin with a phrase like, Did you hear that…? There is a …

  5. Odd Moe May 1, 2007 at 2:58 am - Reply

    I am in a chock, and that is a truth!

  6. Odd Moe May 1, 2007 at 3:04 am - Reply

    I hope this is a joke?

  7. Gubatron May 1, 2007 at 5:00 am - Reply

    Help Wanted

    Hi Guy Kawaasaki!!!,Trackback from on Help Wanted at

  8. Dave Lance May 1, 2007 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Did you hear that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will play John Galt and Dagny Taggert in the upcoming movie version of Atlas Shrugged?

  9. Josh Maher May 1, 2007 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Did you hear that Guy Kawasaki still has 21k links to earn before hitting number one on technorati?

  10. jake May 1, 2007 at 10:02 am - Reply

    shameless trolling. truly shameless. obvious the mentoring and art of the start mentality is falling by the wayside in one man’s quest for power (or jut technorati rankings) way to go the path of the lemming, dude yamaha

  11. Jane May 1, 2007 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Did you hear that Toronto’s free local classifieds site has challenged the veteran site Craigslist?

  12. michael gibbons May 1, 2007 at 10:28 am - Reply

    I hope (think) Guy is joking. Like we really need more “gotchas” and “scooping”!!
    To wit…I was going to write an article about my visit(s) to Virginia Tech last week to hand out 600 “Hokie Hope” buttons to the students — the rub “the local newspaper implied that the Hokie story might be a little stale now” — amazing! Give me something fresh like Brittany rehab or anything Anna Nicole! Geeesh Guy say it ain’t so!

  13. Chris Keller May 1, 2007 at 11:28 am - Reply

    If any of you like celebrity gossip, I made the site which is to Celebrity Gossip as Fantasy Football is to sports. Enjoy!

  14. May 1, 2007 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Did you hear the one about “Mission Accomplished?”

  15. Ryan May 1, 2007 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I agree with most of the comments. It just seems sad. The world doesn’t need another gossip monger.

  16. Harry J. Chong May 1, 2007 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Hello Guy, I ran into an interesting article about you on Digg.
    Did you see it?

  17. st_labrat May 1, 2007 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    did you hear Microsoft said “new Web apps are “changing the world of marketing.”
    did you hear IBM said cliant and server computing is dead?
    did you hear someone call Guy want to get into inside scoops free?
    that is entertaining…

  18. RC of strangeculture May 1, 2007 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Yikes…talk about some negative comments!
    Like you said…you’ll explain later. I have a feeling some people’s comments might seem silly once they realize why you posted what you did.

  19. Hire A Helper May 1, 2007 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Reading up onbusiness

    I graduate from college a few years ago Im not bragging, Im regretting.  I  graduated with a degree in Information Systems Management that was suppose to prepare me exactly for what Im doing now: managing projects, oversee…

  20. lawrence May 2, 2007 at 12:08 am - Reply

    stick to tech, guy, that’s what you are.
    don’t cover hollywood gossip bs.

  21. st_labrat May 2, 2007 at 2:52 am - Reply

    did you hear 34 Duke MBA students caught on cheating? that’s team work training must at it “not intended effect”… talking about training next gen leaders…

  22. Daniel May 2, 2007 at 4:32 am - Reply

    You hear the one about Al Gore running for president? Read about it here.

  23. Jon Holmes May 2, 2007 at 6:28 am - Reply

    My thought is there’s a start-up that’s come accross Guy’s radar and he’s testing the validity before giving the nod.

  24. Shefaly May 2, 2007 at 6:35 am - Reply

    One paparazzo; several paparazzi…

  25. Dream Row May 2, 2007 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Did you hear that Carrie Underwood won all the awards again? read about it here.

  26. TonNet May 2, 2007 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Did you hear about May 1st March headed and oganized by Hispanics?

  27. james haft May 2, 2007 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Did you hear that Broadway Musicals are now touring in China? Check out Broadway Asia Entertainment.
    This year we are touring the following in Asia, including 10+ cities in China:
    – Sound of Music
    – King and I
    – Spongebob Squarepants
    – 42nd Street
    – West Side Story
    Be there or be square!!! 🙂

  28. james May 2, 2007 at 11:46 am - Reply

    ooo, i’m just curious to see where all this goes.
    sorry you’re getting so much flack from your readers. i guess they don’t quite get the fact that you really do focus more broadly than “tech news.”
    good luck, guy!

  29. james Haft May 2, 2007 at 11:50 am - Reply

    this came across my desk today…an AMAZING VIDEO….right on point for this discussion…

    “light and clarity” to you!

  30. Phil Bundy/EmbeddedGolfer May 2, 2007 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Great idea!
    Did you hear that PGA Tour star Phil Mickelson switched golf instructors to Butch Harmon?

  31. Andrew May 2, 2007 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    I think the reaction from readers is something to do with the way the piece was written – just a complete change of direction out of the blue.
    Otherwise, Guy of course has the right to use his blog anyway he wants.

  32. Nelson Peixoto May 2, 2007 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Did you hear that… Guy Kawasaki is Jackie Chan! 🙂

  33. Daniel May 2, 2007 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    The union representing Dow Jones & Co. is trying to sway the Bancroft family to reject the News Corp. offer.
    But at $60/share, is the offer too rich to pass up for the Bancrofts?
    Read about it here.
    (I assume you’re talking about stuff like this?)
    Yes, this would have been perfect!

  34. Sally May 2, 2007 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    Did you hear that John Travolta wears a hair piece? And that Pamela Anderson actually has thin hair. Love them both and think they look good either way.

  35. Ansi May 3, 2007 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Did you hear that Guy is the new Perez Hilton? He must be out of his mind! Please tell me this post is a joke.

  36. Techcrunch May 3, 2007 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Guy Kawasakis Newest Venture: Truemors

    The secret startup Guy Kawasaki has been working on will be called Truemors, a source tells us. The site is currently password protected, but Kawasaki has recently posted on his blog saying hes looking for people who are in the flow of in…

  37. Andrew May 3, 2007 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Re: ”
    The union representing Dow Jones & Co. is trying to sway the Bancroft family to reject the News Corp. offer.
    But at $60/share, is the offer too rich to pass up for the Bancrofts?
    Read about it here.
    (I assume you’re talking about stuff like this?)
    Yes, this would have been perfect!

    That’s not a rumor! It’s a quote from a Union Rep and therefore news which could easily pick up.

  38. Steve M. May 3, 2007 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Guy; really?
    All the pitch’s you hear, and this is the kind of thing you want to attach your name and valuable reputation to…another hurtful, hateful gossip site/company?

  39. SorenG May 3, 2007 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    I’ll try not to pre-judge, but at least to me, asking paparazzi for help to launch a website is not a very good sign. But I would happily be proven wrong here . . . .

  40. Abhishek May 4, 2007 at 4:57 am - Reply

    Idea looks good but not for Guy Kawasaki…sir atleast you should not change the world like this!

  41. Daniel B. Honigman May 4, 2007 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Did you hear that Microsoft may buy Yahoo! for $50 billion? Read about it here.

  42. Noel May 4, 2007 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Did you hear that Guy is working on a secret startup called ‘Truemors’, which will be launching later this month?

  43. Dimitar Vesselinov May 4, 2007 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Mr. Kawasaki,
    I am interested in your offer. Knowledge is my passion. I track 9,180 RSS feeds, 1,000 Orkut & Joga communities, 290 YouTube channels, 570 MySpace groups, 5,138 bookmarks, 199 Facebook groups, 978 MyBlogLog communities and many other sources.

  44. cruizingferraridude May 4, 2007 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    wonderful idea! i really think this could be the next thing!
    i feel pity this guy must really need the money. we need to donate some money to him so that he does not spoil the world with rumors! is there a way we can pay you?
    if you’re moderating comments and you publish this, you must have the balls..and you will succeed in this business. gl.

  45. st_labrat May 5, 2007 at 3:39 am - Reply

    “Did you hear that Microsoft may buy Yahoo! for $50 billion? Read about it here.
    Posted by: Daniel B. Honigman | May 4, 2007 7:53:39 AM”
    Daniel, you mean Microsoft+Yahoo = mihoo? definitely not microhoo for sure…

  46. Bryan May 5, 2007 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Did you hear that the singular of “paparazzi” is “paparazzo”? 🙂

  47. Laurie May 6, 2007 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Your request seems odd coming from one with a blog like yours. That, of course, makes me curious as to exactly why you are making the request.
    I read a lot of news, but as for gossip…. I just don’t “get” it. Who cares if Paris Hilton is going to jail? The whole gossip thing would be interesting to study, though.

  48. Mike Rundle May 7, 2007 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Any thoughts on how such a seemingly uninteresting concept is going to do $100M in revenue, the barrier which you personally told me is the only way a company is fundable?

  49. Springtime May 9, 2007 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Truemors Launching Soon, Probably Shouldn’t

    Apple aficionado, speaker, and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki has a new startup coming out called Truemors. This normally wouldn’t be a big deal (person starting mobile-ready web application, how unique) but because it’s Guy Kawasaki’s pet project it …

  50. Anselm v. Seherr - Thoß May 9, 2007 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Dear Guy,
    i´m a german freelance Visual Effects Artist and could provide news and “hot topics” from the industry since i spend a lot of time on the net/blogs/forums/etc being a member and at the pulse of the industry. I could provide news like “Did you hear that ILM will do the VFX for XYZ(insert movie name here)” for example and/or CG technology news if that is fitting for you.
    kind regards,

  51. B.L. Ochman's weblog - Internet and corporate blogging strategy, and online marketing trends, with news and commentary May 9, 2007 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Guy Kawasaki to Launch Twitter/Digg Hybrid “Truemors”

    Mike Arrington at TechCrunch reports that Guy Kawasaki’s newest venture, Truemors, is a rumor reporting bulletin board that incorporates features of both Twitter and Digg. See a screenshot here, and look for a launch later this month. Truemor is presen…

  52. Pronet Advertising May 15, 2007 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Guy Kawasaki’s ‘Truemors’ – Dissected

    When Guy made the help wanted post on his site about two weeks ago, I was intrigued and sent him an email right away, hoping to get access to the new service he was launching. Now that …

  53. Mark Alan Effinger June 8, 2007 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    Hi Guy,
    Man, where’s the love of your fellow entrepreneurs (note: I wonder how many commenters are truly entrepreneurs?)
    Congrats on the new site. Shoestring 101 rocks, don’t it?
    I helped conceive of the “Quotables” for and it quickly became a favored enhancement. People want to get the quick inside skinny on a new release. I believe that’s all you’re seeking, right?
    And cool that you included John Kirker’s BenefitBar in your recent additions. Excellent add-on. Let’s see if your site follows the hockey stick growth, or the hockey puck-off-the-net-post.
    Best of success. Either way, what a great way to polarize your viewership. But I think your buzz machine might just cause some serious commotion.
    Welcome to Web 3.0 (that’s an open-source cobbled web app with social media connectivity and no known direction – “make a mess, clean it up later”).
    Mark Alan Effinger

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