Guy Kawasaki

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Guy Kawasaki (Born August 30, 1954) one of the original Apple employees responsible for marketing the Macintosh in 1984, is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. He is noted for bringing the concept of evangelism to the high-tech business[1], focusing on creating passionate user-advocates for the Apple brand. Kawasaki was a former Apple Fellow, and after leaving the company, became CEO of a pseudo-spin-off of Apple called ACIUS, which produced the 4th Dimension database program. He also started the company Fog City Software. Recently, he has been involved in the rumor reporting site, Truemors, and an RSS aggregator, Alltop. As of august 2008 his blog "How to Change the World" is ranked 88 in the world.[2]

Kawasaki has a B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and an MBA from University of California, Los Angeles. He is Japanese American and a native of Honolulu, Hawaii where he attended the Iolani School.

He is currently CEO of Garage Technology Ventures, a venture capital firm which specializes in high-technology start-up firms located in Silicon Valley, California.


He is the author of many books including:

* The Art of the Start (2004) ISBN 1-59184-056-2
* Rules for Revolutionaries (2000) ISBN 0-88730-995-X
* How to Drive Your Competition Crazy (1995) ISBN 0-7868-6124-X
* Hindsights (1995) ISBN 0-446-67115-0
* The Computer Curmudgeon (1993) ISBN 1-56830-013-1
* Selling the Dream (1992) ISBN 0-88730-600-4
* Database 101 (1991) ISBN 0-938151-52-5
* The Macintosh Way (1990) ISBN 0-06-097338-2

[edit] See also

* Apple evangelist
* Evangelism marketing


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* Garage Technology Ventures
* Great video clips of Guy, speaking at Stanford
* Guy Kawasaki Interview
* July 2005 Interview Mentioned Sun Tzu's The Art of War
* Interviews Guy
* "A brief history of mine" -(Autobiography on his blog)
* "How to Change the World" - (Guy Kawasaki's Blog, formerly "Bona Tempora Volvantur" and "Signum sine tinnitu")
* "The Art of the Start" - (Annotated version of Guy Kawasaki's lecture on getting a start up company going - shown with the Veotag video annotation web service)
* 2006 IMNO Interview with Guy Kawasaki
* Motivational quotes from Guy Kawasaki's graduation speech, Babson College
* Interview with Guy Kawasaki
* A Conversation with Guy Kawasaki
* Frontier Visionary Interview with Guy Kawasaki
* TDL Interview with Guy Kawasaki - (Kawasaki as been outspoken in his criticism of recent Apple products, including the MacBook Air)
* Interview: Not Just an Experiment: Guy Kawasaki's
* Apple Evangelist’s Advice For Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs

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