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The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

I suffer from something called Ménière’s disease—don’t worry, you cannot get it from reading my blog. The symptoms of Ménière’s include hearing loss, tinnitus (a constant ringing sound), and vertigo. There are many medical theories about its cause: too much salt, caffeine, or alcohol in one’s diet, too much stress, and allergies. Thus, I’ve worked [...]

Andrew Yang: Crazy Smart Asian and 2020 Presidential Hopeful

As recently as 2016 few people had heard of Andrew Yang. He had achieved success as a tech entrepreneur, but he wasn’t in the billionaire club like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates. But then he decided to run for the president of the United States. Everyone needs goals right? [...]

The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch

I am evangelizing the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. It’s quite simple: a pitch should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points. This rule is applicable for any presentation to reach an agreement: for example, raising capital, making a sale, forming [...]

By |2021-06-17T08:15:58-07:00March 5th, 2015|Categories: Books, Entrepreneurship, Pitching and Presenting, Venture Capital|Tags: |46 Comments

Dr. Jo Boaler

Dr. Jo Boaler is an evangelist. Evangelism comes from a Greek word meaning “bringing the good news.” The good news that she brings is that there is a better way to teach math. Jo started her career as a math teacher in secondary schools in London. Then she received a master’s and Ph.D. in [...]

Martin Lindstrom

Time Magazine named Martin Lindstrom one of the “World’s 100 Most Influential People” in 2009. Thinkers50, a ranking of the top business thinkers, has selected Lindstrom three times. Martin has written seven New York Times best-selling books, and The Wall Street Journal called his book Brand Sense, “one of the five best marketing books [...]

Dr. Robert Cialdini

A massive update to one of my all-time favorite and formative books, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Dr. Robert Cialdini spurred a return visit to Remarkable People. At the time I recorded, he was the only return guest but then Dr. Jane Goodall snuck in for Earth Month. If you're into marketing, influencers, evangelism, [...]

Dr. Jane Goodall

This episode of remarkable people is particularly remarkable because it was unplanned. On April 14th, 2021, I did a Fireside Chat with Dr. Jane Goodall on a social audio platform. It turned out so well that we decided to make it into a podcast. Jane and I were both on phones as [...]

Paul Theroux

This episode’s remarkable guest is Paul Theroux--whose name I mispronounce throughout the interview.  He is one of the best-known travel writers in the world. The Great Railway Bazaar, a book about his epic railway trip from the UK to Japan and back, is considered a classic in travel writing.  You’ve probably also heard of [...]

Nikhil Kamath

I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is Remarkable People. Today’s guest is Nikhil Kamath, the co-founder of India’s largest stock brokerage, Zerodha. For what it’s worth, he’s in his early thirties and a billionaire based on his stake in the company.  His “made for movies” story is that he dropped out of high school to [...]

Brandi Chastain

Today's remarkable guest is Brandi Chastain. She represents the highest level of achievement in sports. Her accomplishments are truly remarkable. Brandi won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics for women's soccer and World Cup championships in 1991 and 1999. She was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame and the Bay Area [...]

Dr. Sheila Nazarian

Dr. Sheila Nazarian is a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California currently transforming lives on Netflix's Skin Decision. She was born in America and then returned to Iran with her family. When the Iranian Revolution occurred, she was smuggled out in a vegetable truck through Pakistan. She attended Columbia University in New York [...]

Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Luvvie Ajayi Jones is an author, speaker, podcaster, and Nigerian wild woman. She moved from Nigeria to America at the age of nine. She graduated from the University of Illinois, where she started as a pre-med but gave that up when she got a D in Chemistry. Her first book was a New York [...]

The Psychology of Vaccination

This is a special episode of Remarkable People that involves not one but nine remarkable people talking about the COVID-19 vaccine. They are experts in the fields of such as psychology, history, decision sciences, and human behavior. They agreed to participate in this special project in order to help combat the corona virus. [...]

Sal Khan, Founder of Khan Academy

While working at a successful hedge fund Sal Khan began tutoring his cousin when he learned she was struggling with math. After realizing that the social aspect of learning can add pressure, he started creating video lessons. His cousins loved learning by video and could rewind challenging sections. He started writing code to [...]

By |2020-11-16T07:22:08-08:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Sal Khan, Founder of Khan Academy

Randy Nonnenberg

This week's guest on Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast is Randy Nonnenberg. He is responsible for thousands of hours of lost productivity because he is a cofounder of Bring a Trailer. This is a website for buying and selling collectible cars. He's been at it for ten years. Before [...]

By |2020-11-16T08:13:28-08:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Podcast|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Randy Nonnenberg

Dionne Searcey

  This episode's guest on Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People Podcast is a remarkable international journalist named Dionne Searcey. She won a Pulitzer Prize with The New York Times in 2020 for International Reporting: Russian Assassins and her contribution from the Central African Republic. In 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped 250 girls [...]

Julie Lythcott-Haims

This episode's remarkable guest is Julie Lythcott-Haims. She is an author, speaker, former educator, and former corporate lawyer.  Julie holds a BA from Stanford, a law degree from Harvard, and an MFA in writing from the California College of the Arts. She ended her legal career to go to work [...]

Lisa Leopold: Professor and Linguist

Have you ever wondered if you know how to make a good apology? This episode's remarkable guest is professor Lisa Leopold, and she will answer your questions about apologies and credibility. Lisa is an associate professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She's also the program coordinator for the Institute's English for Academic [...]

By |2021-03-08T08:24:46-08:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Lisa Leopold: Professor and Linguist

Scott Galloway: Professor, Author, and Entrepreneur

This episode's guest is probably the most outspoken person I've had on the show so far. His name is Scott Galloway. Scott is a professor of marketing at NYU Stern and the founder of section4. He was also the founder of the eCommerce company Red Envelope and the marketing firm Profit, a previous guest [...]

Kathryn Finney: Author and Startup Whisperer for Black and Latinx Women

In this episode of Remarkable People, my guest is the remarkable Kathryn Finney. She is an entrepreneur investor, speaker, mentor, author, and pioneer. Kathryn has achieved many firsts. She started one of the first fashion blogs called the Budget Fashionista; MSN called it one of the hundred most useful sites on the web. She [...]

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