Suzy Batiz

Suzy Batiz is the founder of Poo~Pourri. Perhaps you’ve heard of it -- it’s the spray before you go toilet spray. Her company is famous for its innovative and hilarious viral videos like “Girls Don't Poop.” It is, literally, a crappy business. That said, it has 44,000 ratings on Amazon that average 4.5 stars. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth is a professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Founder and CEO of Character Lab. Duckworth has BA in neurobiology from Harvard, a master's in neuroscience from the University of Oxford in neuroscience, and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. [...]

Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas

This episode’s remarkable guests are the dynamic duo of Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas. They both teach at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. The subjects that they cover in this bastion of boring business are happiness, meaning, and humor. Jennifer has a BA degree in psychology from UC Berkley and a Ph.D. in marketing [...]

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. [...]

Amy Errett

This episode’s remarkable person is Amy Errett. She is the founder of Madison Reed, which she started approximately eight years ago. She's been a mover and a shaker at two venture capital funds: True Ventures and Maveron. Maveron is the venture capital firm of Howard Schultz. You know him from Starbucks. She's also been [...]

Emma Issacs

This episode’s remarkable person is Emma Isaacs. She is the CEO of a women’s networking community that started in Australia and is growing across the rest of the world. Emma Isaacs didn’t draw up a life plan. Emma doesn’t believe in work/life balance, and she’s never had a five-year plan -- instead, she dives [...]

Shellye Archambeau

This episode’s guest may be Wharton’s second most famous graduate. Her name is Shellye Archambeau. She is a power house. A woman with a plan. She is unapologetically ambitious. She worked for IBM while in college and then took a sales job there after graduating. She well-versed in leading tech companies because she was [...]

Dr. Anne Rimoin

Have you ever been to a party and you meet a doctor, so you ask about every ache and pain that you have? Or a lawyer, so you ask about prenuptial agreements and long-term capital gains? Or a social-media influencer, so how to optimize your Instagram posts, how many times you should tweet, and [...]

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 [...]

Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee

This episode’s guests, yes plural, are the delightful Syd and Shea McGee. They are the power couple behind Studio McGee and McGee & Co. With a vision that beautiful design can be approachable, Studio McGee has become one of the leading innovators in the interior design industry. This is the first wife-husband interview on Remarkable [...]

Kara Goldin

This episode’s guest is Kara Goldin. She is the founder, CEO, and chief taster of Hint, the lifestyle company that sells bottled water and hand sanitizers Prior to Hint, she has worked for are AOL, CNN, and Time. And, well, technically, the TeePee restaurant in Arizona. She is a graduate of Arizona State University. [...]

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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Nancy Gianni

This week's remarkable guest is Nancy Gianni, Founder and Chief Belief Officer of GiGi’s Playhouse, author of GenerationG, and CNN Hero. After her daughter GiGi was born with Down Syndrome, Nancy started GiGi's Playhouse to change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of understanding and acceptance. Backing [...]

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