Guy Kawasaki - Quotes

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If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society's heroes.

If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society's heroes.

Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.

Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.

A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent. ---->>>

Don't worry, be crappy. Revolutionary means you ship and then test... Lots of things made the first Mac in 1984 a piece of crap - but it was a revolutionary piece of crap. ---->>>

What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That's the secret of my life. ---->>>

The jewelry business is a very, very tough business - tougher than the computer business. You truly have to understand how to take care of your customers. ---->>>

Entitlement is the opposite of enchantment. ---->>>

Create something, sell it, make it better, sell it some more and then create something that obsoletes what you used to make. ---->>>

I do have a peripatetic and active intellectual curiosity. ---->>>

Smart, well-meaning people get it wrong when they start believing that the world owes them something and that the rules are different for them. ---->>>

Good people hire people better than themselves. So A players hire A+ players. But others hire below their skills to make themselves look good. So B players hire C players. C players hire D players, etc. ---->>>

Great companies start because the founders want to change the world... not make a fast buck. ---->>>

It's easy to say that entrepreneurs will create jobs and big companies will create unemployment, but this is simplistic. The real question is who will innovate. ---->>>

Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. ---->>>

Social media allows me to pick my times for social interaction. ---->>>

Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing.

Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing.

At the end of my life, is it better to say that I empowered people to make great stuff, or that I died with a net worth of $10 billion? Obviously I'm picking the former, although I would not mind both. ---->>>

I have developed a Zen-like approach to the operating systems that people use: 'When you're ready, the right operating system will appear in your life.' ---->>>

What you learn in school is the opposite of what happens in the real world. In school, you're always worried about minimums. You have to reach 20 pages or you have to have so many slides or whatever. Then you get out in the real world and you think, 'I have to have a minimum of 20 pages and 50 slides.' ---->>>

It doesn't matter whether the Dow is 5000 or 50,000. If you're an entrepreneur, there is no bad time to start a company. ---->>>

When you enchant people, your goal is not to make money from them or to get them to do what you want, but to fill them with great delight. ---->>>

If you're an entrepreneur and you think that the president makes a difference to your business, you should stay at your current job. ---->>>

Simple and to the point is always the best way to get your point across. ---->>>

When I finally got a management position, I found out how hard it is to lead and manage people. ---->>>

Companies in Europe should stop trying to do the U.S. version of a European idea. ---->>>

A crash is when your competitor's program dies. When your program dies, it is an 'idiosyncrasy'. ---->>>

If you look at my Twitter feed it is 99% links, but 1% is me responding and 1% of a big number is a big number. ---->>>

I think that no one, or very few, are born as good presenters. It's a skill that you learn. ---->>>

I'm a lousy predictor of the future. ---->>>

Leverage your brand. You shouldn't let two guys in a garage eat your shorts. ---->>>

A 50-year-old company can innovate as well as two guys/gals in a garage. ---->>>

If you make money, you might not make meaning. ---->>>

Most venture capitalists won't read a business plan unless the entrepreneur is introduced to them by a contact. ---->>>

Not many people agree with what I do. ---->>>

Evangelism is selling a dream. ---->>>

I don't want to make more friends. I have four kids, I have plenty of friends, and all the personal relationships I need. ---->>>

I merely consider myself a father, and one role of a father is to provide financial resources for his family. ---->>>

Coming from the U.S., you tend to look at one homogeneous market with 350 million people. But in Europe, every country has its own customs and laws. ---->>>

I travel all the time. ---->>>

The A-listers and the A+ listers, are reporting the news, they're not making it. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 08-30, 1954
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Occupation: Businessman

Guy Kawasaki (born August 30, 1954) is an American marketing specialist, author, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist. He was one of the Apple employees originally responsible for marketing their Macintosh computer line in 1984. He popularized the word evangelist in marketing the Macintosh and the concepts of evangelism marketing and technology evangelism (wikipedia)