Guy Kawasaki        

Chief Evangelist of Canva; Former Advisor of Motorola Business Unit of Google and Chief Evangelist of Apple

Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. He is also a columnist for the Open Forum of American Express. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple.

Mr. Kawasaki is the author of nine books including Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. His newest book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions, is due for release in March 2011.

Guy Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Of his time with Apple Computer Inc., Mr. Kawasaki says, “When I saw what a Macintosh could do, the clouds parted and the angels started singing. For four years I evangelized Macintosh to software and hardware developers and led the charge against worldwide domination by IBM. I also met my wife Beth at Apple during this timeframe-Apple has been very good to me. Around 1987, my job with Apple was done. Macintosh had plenty of software by then, so I left to start a Macintosh database company called ACIUS. It published a product called 4th Dimension. I did this for two years and then left to pursue my bliss of writing, speaking, and consulting.”

Mr. Kawasaki's in-depth knowledge of the high-tech industry combined with his years of management experience enable him to address a wide range of audiences. His particular strength is the ability to quickly understand diverse industries and incorporate his pre-existing knowledge into a highly relevant and customized speech. He routinely gets rave reviews from clients including trade associations, packaged goods companies, service providers, insurance companies, educational institutions, and technology companies. He has spoken for organizations including Nike, Audi, Wal-Mart, Sprint, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Saturn, Stanford University, TIE, Calgary Flames, The Body Shop, MIT, Forbes, and Aveda.

Speech Topics


The Art of Enchantment

This speech explains how to influence people's hearts, minds, and actions. Guy’s message is that the goal is to bring about voluntary, enduring, and delightful change that enables you to maneuver through difficult decisions, break entrenched habits, and get colleagues to work for long-term, mutually beneficial goals. Topics include how to achieve likability and trustworthiness, how to overcome resistance, how to enchant people who work for you, and how to enchant your boss.

The Art of Social Media

This speech shows how to use social media such as Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Pinterest to increase your sales and marketing reach. This is a tactical and practical presentation that will open the audience’s eyes to what can be done with today’s fast, free, and ubiquitous social-media websites by someone with more than 5,000,000 social-media followers.

The Top 12 Things I Learned About Innovation from Steve Jobs

In this keynote, Guy Kawasaki discusses his favorite takeaways from his experience working with one of the world’s most famous CEOs. Guy was the Chief Evangelist for Apple in the ‘90’s.

The Art of Innovation

This speech inspires people to take chances, innovate, and change the world. Guy lays out the strategic steps to create new products and services by calling upon his experience with Apple as well as his study of dozens of world-class companies. This speech is ideally suited for events whose purpose is to motivate people to create insanely great products and services.

How to Publish a Book

This speech explains how to publish a book, including writing, producing and marketing. The speech includes Guy’s social media tips and tricks to build a marketing platform, and how to use a book for marketing and branding purposes. Guy will show you how publishing a book can open up a whole new range of audiences and opportunities.

News


Guy Kawasaki: The Top 10 Mistakes Of Entrepreneurs

Product evangelist and startup book author Guy Kawasaki provided an updated version of his famous list of Top 10 Mistakes of Entrepreneurs.

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