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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 [...]

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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 [...]

How to Product Launch Like a Boss

Have you ever wondered how you could pull off a remarkable production introduction? Usually, the Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people, such as Jane Goodall, Steve Wozniak, Arianna Huffington, Margaret Atwood, Martha Stewart, Sir Ken Robinson, Chef Roy Yamaguchi, Kristi Yamaguchi, Stephen Wolfram, Gary Vaynerchuk, or iJustine. But every once in [...]

Melanie Perkins, Canva

I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is the Remarkable People podcast. My remarkable guest, Melanie Perkins, has built an enormously successful global company from Sydney, Australia. To be completely transparent, the company is Canva, and I am Canva’s chief evangelist. In other words, Melanie is my boss. Be that as it may, she is a [...]

How to Be a Remarkable Innovator

Have you ever wondered how you could be a remarkable innovator? A little bit about my background, I was the chief evangelist of Apple and am currently the chief evangelist of Canva, an online, graphics-design company from Australia. I have authored fifteen books including The Art of the Start, Enchantment, and The Art of [...]

Karen Mullarkey

This episode’s guest is not merely remarkable, but she’s been called a “national treasure” because of her work at Life Magazine, Newsweek, Psychology Today, Sports Illustrated, and Rolling Stone. Her name is Karen Mullarkey. She launched the career of many of the most famous photographers in the world. You’re going to hear stories about [...]

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