Oh Canada!


I’m in Waterloo (Ontario, no French jokes, please) to give an Art of the Start speech for Communitech. I just found out that the event is open to the public and free.

The speech is on Friday, October 6th at 11:00 am in Fed Hall on the University of Waterloo campus. Click here to register. I hope you can make it.

By | 2015-03-18T07:43:06+00:00 October 5th, 2006|Categories: Books, Uncategorized|Tags: |24 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. michael bells October 5, 2006 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I have a commitment for tomorrow AM… too bad because I live here in Waterloo

  2. Craig Postons October 5, 2006 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Guy, hockey buff that you are… you likely know that RIM founder (and Waterloo resident) Jim Ballsillie just made a $175 million offer to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins.

  3. Dmitriy Mitchev October 5, 2006 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Definitely the highlight of the week. Can’t wait for tomorrow πŸ™‚

  4. Jim Parsons October 5, 2006 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    I’m in! πŸ™‚
    (www.mexens.com / www.navizon.com)

  5. chuckk gerwig October 5, 2006 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    You are in Hockey Heaven Guy, have a great time.

  6. Adam K. Bacsalmasi October 5, 2006 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait. I’ll be the guy with the start up.

  7. Thomas Wenzl October 6, 2006 at 3:41 am - Reply

    Thanks for letting us know. If it hadn’t been too far to drive respectively fly, I would have joined you for your speech. Let us know if you will be in Germany one day πŸ™‚

  8. Smittie October 6, 2006 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Wow! Spam-bot succeeded!

  9. Andras October 6, 2006 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Hope you took your gear – probably some great shinny (that’s pickup hockey for those who don’t know) around Waterloo right now.

  10. mld October 6, 2006 at 9:31 am - Reply

    After the past week I read the title of the post I really thought it was our turn to get the “Top 10 Quotes”.
    Enjoy your visit.

  11. Kevin Rochowski October 6, 2006 at 10:25 am - Reply

    The European Waterloo is in Belgium, not France πŸ™‚
    But it’s where Napoleon lost, right? And Napoleon was French, right?

  12. Stephen Pierzchala October 6, 2006 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Guy, a suggestion if I may:
    Stay in Canada; I know I would.
    (A Canadian in King George’s Court)

  13. Lyssa Nielsen October 6, 2006 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Hi Guy,
    Your talk in Waterloo today was DICEE.
    You mentioned to be prepared to give something away for trial purposes. So that being said, I would like to take your MAC laptop for a 30 day test drive if you don’t mind.

  14. Greg Fields October 6, 2006 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Hi Guy – caught your speech today in Waterloo and thought it was great. I had read your book and was really just attending to get insights beyond those on paper.
    There was a question that I was going to ask, but Iain had to cut things short … so let me ask it here.
    What kind of startups is Garage Technology Ventures looking to fund? In your speech you made several allusions to social networking as an area of interest …
    Greg Fields
    Thanks for the feedback. We’re looking for West Coast software, IT, ecomerce, and other consumer-facing deals. Social networking would be in this list.
    Garage Canada out of Montreal makes the Canadian investments.

  15. Creative One October 6, 2006 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Any video of this presentation?
    Sorry, no, but it’s very similar to the one I did for TIE that’s on this blog.

  16. Kalu Kalu October 6, 2006 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Hello Guy, Your talk was excellent! I hope you stop by again in the future. Kalu Kalu Software Engineering University of Waterloo

  17. Jeff Fedor October 6, 2006 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    I was there when Guy said “Venture Capital is like crack”! πŸ˜‰
    You and 50,000 others too! πŸ™‚

  18. Taylor October 6, 2006 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Guy, or is now Gee…like the famous LeFleur.
    When are you going to make it out to BC for a speech.
    Our tech and VC zone is quite healthy.
    No 2 line passes though…
    No plans so far. I’ll post an announcement if/when I do.

  19. Sean Wise October 7, 2006 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Welcome back to the great white north.
    Glad you could return.
    We’d like to invite you to be our honorary ambassador for the Canadian Tech Mob (a gang of tech guys and gals in Canada and around the world who think Canada is underrated.)
    So what do you think, Mr. Ambassador?

  20. Harry J. Chong October 7, 2006 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Agh! I just visited your blog today! I missed it by one day! I’m so peeved! Well I hope you’re having a good time in Canada Guy, I know how you love hockey! Oh and sorry about all the exclamations!!!

  21. Kempton October 7, 2006 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Guy (nominated “honorary ambassador for the Canadian Tech Mob”),
    So good to see you back “home” in Canada. Any chance to swing by Calgary or Banff anytime soon? Love to see you live.
    P.S. Shameless plug: For the Canadian readers here, the wonderful CBC Business show “Dragons’ Den” where entrepreneurs pitch for real investment in exchange for part of their companies is airing on CBC, Wed 8PM (next show is Oct 11). Looks great.
    P.P.S. Go Flames Go. Lets hope we beat Oilers by 3-1 tonight. Go Flames Go.

  22. Innovation Zen October 8, 2006 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Hey Guy, will you make the video available somewhere?

  23. Marc Duchesne October 9, 2006 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Guy : Napoleon was NO French. He was Corsican πŸ˜‰

  24. Khang Toh October 9, 2006 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Guy, I’ve seen that you have been using Amazon Associates program to push book sales, I recommend you try out the Amazon associates widget we’ve launched on widgetbox.

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