The art of board management is a skill that you need to master because it can mean your survival and at least greater leeway in managing your startup. The first issue is deciding when you need a board. […]
At long last my latest book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions, is available. Here are the ways to order it. As an indication of what the critics think of it, this is the Kirkus review: Apple’s former chief evangelist leads businessfolk down the path to enchantment. The entrepreneur’s entrepreneur is back [...]
Buy a copy of Enchantment and get a free copy of Reality Check. Offer expires at midnight, 3/7, Pacific time. Limit of one per person. Purchases from U. S. resellers, and we’ll ship to only U. S. addresses. Quantities are limited. Click here for details.
Vient de paraître en français: La réalité de l'entrepreneuriat Le guide irrévérencieux pour dépasser, devancer, distancer vos concurrents de Guy Kawasaki Publié en français par les Editions Diateino, avec l'aimable autorisation de Portfolio, Penguin Group. 26 euros. Ce livre, traduit par Marylène Delbourg Delphis, fait suite à L’art de se lancer, le bestseller de Guy [...]
On Friday, May 29, 2009, fourteen bloggers and “distinguished visitors” served a twenty-four hour tour of duty on the USS Nimitz. The following 140 or so pictures and videos document this visit. This is a very long blog posts as blog posts go, and I know there are ways to create slideshows or other forms [...]
I’ll be doing a Reality Check booksigning in Menlo Park, California on this Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30 pm. Here is more info. Hope to see you there!
I may get more value out of Twitter than anyone else on the planet because I use Twitter as a tool—specifically as a marketing tool—for my website Alltop and my book, Reality Check. If the concept of using Twitter in a commercial manner interests you, keep reading. If it doesn’t, then you can continue to [...]
Join me, Andy Sernovitz, Pam Slim, and Rich Sloan for a Reality Check teleseminar today (11/18/08). 2:00 pm Pacific time. Sign up here.
My new book, Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition is now available. The cover price is $29.95. It is approximately 500 pages long--twice the length of The Art of the Start. This book is the "superset" of all my books, articles, and blogs. I wrote it to provide answers [...]
These are some photographs from a recent trip to Mumbai, India. This is one intense city with a population of approximately thirteen million people. Clearly, this is not Santa Cruz, California. This is the view you'll most frequently see when you're driving around the city. It can take two hours to go a few kilometers. [...]
In 2006 I wrote about Vyew and asked the obvious question: “Does the world need another web conferencing product?” I guess the answer is "yes" because the company is now profitable and has 100,000 registered users. Vyew combines real-time (synchronous) conferencing and desktop sharing with always-on (asynchronous) collaboration such as highlighting, drawing, text and sidebar [...]
Spokeo finds information about your friends—long-lost or not—and then tracks their online activities as they make updates. These friends don’t have to “invite” you, approve your friend “request,” or be a member of Spokeo. Spokeo is able to, for example, monitor their Facebook notes and shares, YouTube videos, Amazon wishlists, Flickr and PhotoBucket photos, Pandora [...]
Jajah is a VOIP phone service that doesn’t require a download or headset. It enables you to make VOIP calls from any phone to any phone. The company recently introduced “Jajah buttons.” This product enables people to call you at no charge (or very low cost) by clicking on a button in places such as [...]
I subscribe to over sixty feeds, and they generate 1,000 posts per day. If you subscribe to multiple RSS feeds, you’re probably overwhelmed by the amount of posts like I am. FeedHub reduces the number of posts to those that are most relevant to your interests. To start, you export your feeds to an OPML [...]
Popurls is a site that aggregates feeds from the likes of Digg, del.icio.us, Reddit, Flickr, Stumbleupon, Slashdot, Google News, ifilm, BoingBoing, Fark, etc (see very partial list in picture). This enables you to see, on one page, what much of the Internet is buzzing about—think of it as an Internet “dashboard.” There is a fair [...]
Coghead enables businesses to create, customize and/or use real, multi-user business apps in an easy, cost-effective way. Since Coghead is 100% web-based, employees, customers and business partners can use the apps from anywhere there’s an Internet connection. To help people get started, Coghead has just announced “Business Essentials”—a suite of simple, pre-built applications that every [...]
LicketyShip provides courier-service shipping. Its prices are comparable to, and often less than, companies like FedEx, UPS, and DHL. Basically, LicketyShip acts as a aggregator of multiple couriers: it’s researched couriers’ reputations and prices for you. When you want to ship something, go to LicketyShip’s site to enter what you need delivered, where, and when, [...]