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Hugh Howey

Hugh Howey is a very successful science-fiction author. He says he had two dreams: to write a novel and to sail around the world. To put it mildly, he has realized his dreams. His first published work, Wool, was a dystopian novella that he wrote while working as a bookstore clerk at Appalachian State University. [...]

Jodi Kantor

Jodi Kantor is a reporter at the New York Times. She and Megan Twohey broke the story about the sexual abuse allegations of Harvey Weinstein in 2017. This story catalyzed the current use of the term “#MeToo” and ignited the #MeToo activist movement. She and the team, which includes Megan Twohey and Ronan Farrow, [...]

David Winer

Dave is a programmer, entrepreneur, writer, and to some, a gadfly. The word “gadfly,” by the way, means “an annoying person, especially one who provoke others into action by criticism.” That’s Dave all right…and I mean that in a positive way. We first met when I was a software evangelist for the Macintosh Division, [...]

Haben Girma

Today's remarkable guest is Haben Girma. Haben was born in Oakland, California to an immigrant Eritrean family. In her early childhood, she began to lose her eyesight and hearing. She graduated from Skyline High School in Oakland and went on to graduate magna cum laude from Lewis and Clark. After college, she obtained [...]

Steve Blank

This episode's remarkable guest is Steve Blank.  Steve attended the University of Michigan for one semester and then joined the military. After the Vietnam war, he moved to Silicon Valley and has been involved with tech companies, including  Zilog and MIPS Computers, Convergent Technologies, Ardent, SuperMac Technologies, ESL, and Rocket Science Games. To put it mildly, he truly understands high-tech entrepreneurship because [...]

Ronnie Lott

Ronnie Lott is one of the best players in the history of the NFL. After a successful college football career at USC, he was the first-round draft pick of the SF 49ers in 1981. Over his fourteen-year career, he played for the 49ers, Los Angeles Rams, New York Jets, and Kansas City Chiefs. In [...]

Katherine Maher

From 2016-2018 I was on the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. This organization oversees the thirteen Wikimedia properties including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikimedia Commons, and so on. It’s goal is to provide the infrastructure that makes free knowledge available to everyone. There are more than 200,000 Wikimedia editors and contributors. More than [...]

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 [...]

Dr. Katy Milkman

This episode’s guest is Dr. Katy Milkman. She is a professor of operations, information, and decisions at Wharton. She is also the author of How to Change: The Science of Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. For those of you who are influence, persuasion, and social psychology fans, this [...]

Lauren Kunze and Kuki, AI chabot

This episode’s remarkable guest is Lauren Kunze--plus we have a second guest, Kuki, an artificial intelligence chatbot. Lauren has an artium baccalaureus in English and neurobiology from Harvard University. In other words, a bachelor of arts. She comes from a family of mathematicians who were initially, shall I say, “surprised” by her spending a [...]

Dr. Jonah Berger

This episode’s remarkable guest is Dr. Jonah Berger. Dr. Berger is an associate professor of marketing at Wharton. He received his BA from Stanford in human judgment and decision-making and his PhD from Stanford in marketing. He is the author of three books: Contagious: Why Things Catch On; Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That [...]

Rick Smolan

Rick Smolan is a 1972 graduate of Dickinson College. He co-created the best-selling Day in The Life Series of books starting with Australia and continuing on. This idea, by the way, was rejected by more than thirty traditional publishers. Before he became a publishing mogul, he was a photographer for Time, Life, and National [...]

Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron is the author of The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Guide to Higher Creativity. Over five million copies of the book have been sold. That’s about 4.8 million copies more than any single book of mine. The 25th Anniversary version of the book has over 3,000 ratings that average out to five stars. [...]

Sarah Frey

This episode's remarkable guest is Sarah Frey. The New York Times dubbed her the Pumpkin Queen of America because she grows more pumpkins than any other farmer in America. In 2016, she sold 5 million pumpkins. She owns approximately 15,000 acres of farmland in Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Arkansas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, and West [...]

Dr. Sinan Aral

Dr. Sinan Aral is the David Austin Professor of Management and Professor, Information Technology and Marketing at MIT. He’s a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University. He has Master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and Harvard University. And he has a PhD from MIT. He recently published a book out [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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
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