Guy Kawasaki

I admire Guy Kawasaki. I watched almost all his speech videos on Youtube and read most of his books. He is not only a great speaker, marketing and entrepreneurship expert, but also an amazing person. He always smiles, entertains, educates, and inspires. Moreover, reading his interviews or watching him speaking makes me relieved. He came to my city, Istanbul many times and liked here, but I did not have a chance to see him in person yet. My closest moment to him was the e-mail at the very bottom of this page where he thanked me for my Turkish translations of his articles on pitching, planning, and forecasting :)

Guy is the co-founder of, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Guy is a popular speaker in all over the world and author of a dozen bestsellers. He has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. He lives in California and is married with four children.

His most recent books

– APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to Publish a Book (2012) webpage
– What the Plus!: Google+ for the Rest of Us (2012)
– Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions (2012)
– Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition (2008)

A few quotes

For PowerPoint presentations, my famous 10-20-30 rule: Use 10 slides, for 20 minutes, using 30-point font.

The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning; to create a product or service to make the world a better place.

Selected articles and interviews

How Guy Kawasaki manages his time – Interview The Fast Track, March 13, 2014
How marketing legend Guy Kawasaki manages his social media presence HubSpot, May 13, 2013
Guy Kawasaki on wimpy writers, perfectionism, and why destitute authors have an edge Upstart Business Journal, January 31, 2013
Considering self-publishing? Don’t bother, unless you follow Guy Kawasaki’s advice Forbes, January 21, 2013
The top ten reasons to self-publish your book LinkedIn, January 18, 2013
The marketing of macintosh and other life lessons from Guy Kawasaki Blue Soda Promo, January 16, 2013
Author, publisher, entrepreneur: Guy Kawasaki on apes, authors, and what it  means to write books today Venture Beat, January 6, 2013
I’m Guy Kawasaki, and This Is How I Work Life Hacker, January 2 ,2013
Guy Kawasaki to Traditional Publishers: Your Days are Numbered Forbes, January 1, 2013
Guy Kawasaki On Self-Publishing, Marketing Your Book and Cheating Net Minds, December 28, 2012
How to Create an Enchanting Platform, Part II LinkedIn, November 15, 2012
Q&A with Guy Kawasaki: Unconventional value Marketing, November 14, 2012
How to Create an Enchanting Platform, Part I LinkedIn, October 2, 2012
Ten Steps to Enchanting Your Employees Leader to Leader, September 12, 2012
Guy Kawasaki: Plan C in Self-Publishing Kirkus Review, August 1, 2012
Guy Kawasaki: Should You Write a Book? Kirkus Review, July 18, 2012
Guy Kawasaki: The Doctrine of Self-Publishing Kirkus Review, July 25, 2012
Raising  Money: What Not to Say and What Not to Believe Guy’s Blog, January 20, 2012
How to Create an Enchanting Financial Forecast AMEX Open Forum, January 19, 2012
How to Create an Enchanting Business Plan AMEX Open Forum, January 12, 2012
How to Create an Enchanting Pitch AMEX Open Forum, January 12, 2012
What I Learned From Steve Jobs Guy’s Blog, October 8, 2011
Guest Post: Guy Kawasaki (on Enchantment) Kirkus Review, March 10, 2011
Just Give Him 5 Sentences, Not ‘War and Peace’ New York Times, March 20, 2010
Guy Kawasaki on Innovation Obstacles IT World, March 2, 2009
Entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki doesn’t accept failure USA Today, November 10, 2008

Full-length speech and interview videos

Guy’s TEDxBerkeley 2014 speech titled “The Art of Innovation”.

Fireside chat with Guy Kawasaki on “What’s Next?” at 3% Conference 2013.

Keynote conversation with Guy Kawasaki at BlogHer 2013.

Guy’s keynote speech on how enchantment makes all the difference at SDL Innovate 2013.

A fireside chat with Guy Kawasaki on his personal and business life, TEC Club, 2013.

Guy lists the Top Ten Mistakes of Entrepreneurs at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, 2013.

Guy explains how to use social media and answers some audience questions at an MIT Forum, 2013.

Mark Fidelman chats with Guy on his book APE, social media, and more at New Media Expo 2013.

In this speech at IBM’s Connect 2012 Conference, Guy adapts his ideas in his book Enchantment to Social Business.

Guy is on Chase Jarvis LIVE, 2012. They have an entertaining conversation on Guy’s life style, books, and hobbies.

 Guy delivers a keynote speech about his book Enchantment at Parallels Summit 2012.

Brian Solis has a fun conversation with Guy on his book Enchantment and they comment on recent marketing practices, 2011.

Guy shares the 12 lessons he learned from Steve Jobs at a TEDx event, 2011.

Guy speaks on The Art of Innovation at the Informatics Forum, Edinburgh University, 2009.

Guy speaks on The Art of the Start at the Informatics Forum, Edinburgh University, 2009.

More videos

Guy’s Social Data Week Keynote speech ‘Ten Words You Seldom Hear in Social Media’, 2013 (29min.)
Guy discusses Steve Jobs film on CNBC, 2013 (7min.)
Guy shares the 12 lessons he learned from Steve Jobs at TEDxUCSD, 2013 (19min.)
Guy chats about his book APE and self-publishing via Google+ Hangouts, 2013 (77min.)
Guy modearates a panel on the future of publishing, e-books, and on-demand printing at a Churchill Club event, 2012 (93min.)
Guy gives a presentation on his book Enchantment at a Vodafone event in Australia, 2012 (60min.)
Guy chats about his book What the Plus! via Google+ Hangouts, 2012 (32min.)
In this episode of Behind the Brand, host Bryan Elliott talks to Guy on the art of enchantment, 2011 (25min.)
Guy shares some tips and tricks on social media optimization at Marketing Optimization Summit, 2011 – Part I (25min.)
Guy shows tools to find interesting content to share on social media at Marketing Optimization Summit, 2011 – Part II (25min.)
Guy Kawasaki shares the “pillars of enchantment” in this funny and engaging lecture at Stanford University, 2011 (62min.)
Guy delivers a speech on his book Enchantment at LinkedIn HQ in California, 2011 (63min.)
Guy gives some tips on Social Media Marketing at a conference in France, 2011 (77min.)
Microsoft Biz Intelligence TV host Bruno Aziza interviews with Guy on entrepreneurship and his book Enchantment, 2011 (15min.)
The Silicon Valley Entrepreneur show host Chris Gill interviews with Guy on his book Reality Check, 2009 (29min.)
In this BNET video clip, Guy presents his ideas in his book Reality Check, 2008 (6min.)
Scobleizer TV interviews with Guy in his home office about his book Reality Check and more, 2008 (19min.)

Guy’s thank you e-mail to me for my Turkish translations of his 3 articles :)

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