Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People

By Guy Kawasaki

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Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People features interviews with thought leaders, legends, and iconoclasts such as Jane Goodall, Stephen Wolfram, Margaret Atwood, Woz, Martha Stewart, and Leon Panetta. Every episode will make you a little more remarkable.

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Melanie Perkins, CEO and Co-Founder of Canva
This week's remarkable person is Melanie Perkins, CEO of Canva. Melanie co-founded the start-up from her mother’s living room. Canva, an online design software company, is based in Australia, thousands of miles from tech’s Silicon Valley power corridor. Getting a meeting—much less funding—proved tough. Perkins heard “no” from more than 100 investors. Let's listen to Melanie talk about how Canva got its humble beginnings and how she handled all the no's that they heard over the years.
Aug 05, 2020
How to be a Remarkable Innovator
Don't miss this Remarkable People podcast where you hear straight from Guy Kawasaki! He's going to share how to be a remarkable innovator - one of his most popular speeches. Who Is Guy? Guy Kawasaki was the chief evangelist of Apple and currently the chief evangelist of Canva, an online design tool. He has authored fifteen books including The Art of the Start, Enchantment, and The Art of Social Media. He gives over fifty a year on technology, innovation, and evangelism. He is also a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz - someone has to do it, right?
Jul 29, 2020
Karen Mullarkey: Legendary Photo Editor
This week's remarkable guest is Karen Mullarkey. She's worked at esteemed publications like Life, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Newsweek. She's guided some of the world's most famous like Annie Liebovitz, Richard Avedon, Robert Maplethorpe and more. She won the Joseph A Sprague award for her lifetime work in the field of photojournalism. You will be dazzled by her stories and amazed at her remarkable career. And you don't want to miss her Anna Wintour story!
Jul 22, 2020
Nancy Gianni: Founder and Chief Belief Officer of GiGi’s Playhouse, Author of #GenerationG, and CNN Hero
This week's remarkable person 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's Syndrome, Nancy started GiGi's Playhouse to change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all.
Jul 15, 2020
Jamia Wilson: Author, Activist and Feminist
This week's guest on Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People is Jamia Wilson. Jamia wears many hats--and all of them well. She is a feminist, activist, writer, and speaker. She is also the director of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York. Jamia is destined to do remarkable things in her career.
Jul 08, 2020
Dr. Jerome Kim: Director General of International Vaccine Institute (IVI)
This week's remarkable person is Dr. Jerome Kim, Director General of the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, Korea. Formerly, Dr. Kim was Principal Deputy and Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Virology and Pathogenesis at the U.S. Military HIV Research Program. He is working to help push forward its effort to solve one the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century, the decoding of the human immune system, specifically the coronavirus but also working on HIV and other viruses. The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) is the world’s only international organization devoted exclusively to developing and introducing new and improved vaccines to protect the world’s poorest people, especially children in developing countries.
Jul 01, 2020
David Ige: Governor of Hawaii
Governor David Y. Ige was sworn in as the eighth governor of the State of Hawai‘i on December 1, 2014. Governor Ige is focused on improving the lives of Hawaiʻi’s people and making the islands a place future generations choose to call home. He is increasing affordable housing, reducing homelessness, moving toward the state’s 100% renewable energy goal, and remodeling public education to prepare students for the innovation economy of the 21st century. Under his leadership, the state has aggressively moved to ensure financial sustainability and enable future growth. He believes that we can achieve our shared goals because we have always been better together than alone.
Jun 24, 2020
iJustine: Digital Influencer, YouTuber, Tech Reviewer, and Gamer
iJustine is became one of the Internet's first-and most popular-"lifecasters," inviting people around the world to watch her every move, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Within ten days of release, her "300-page iPhone bill" had garnered more than 3 million views and international media attention. These days, iJustine is a one-woman new media phenomenon: The popular techie, gamer, vlogger, and digital influencer has an army of nearly 8 million subscribers across multiple YouTube channels, with total views past one billion.
Jun 17, 2020
Sam Wineburg: History professor, author, truth-seeker, and Wikipedia fan
Sam Wineburg teaches us how you can tell what’s credible from what’s not on the internet. Wineburg directs Stanford’s PhD program in History Education, the only program of its kind in North America, His interdisciplinary scholarship sits at the crossroads of three fields: history, cognitive science, and education, and has appeared in such diverse outlets as Cognitive Science, Journal of American History, Smithsonian Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times.
Jun 10, 2020
Martha Nino: Fighting for the American Dream - One first generation families success story
Meet Martha Nino. She was born in a grass shack, her parents picked cotton, they had very little education and her only role models were laborers. She was also not legal in this country for fifteen years. Today she is a Senior Marketing Manager at Adobe, one of the biggest technology companies in the world. What you'll learn from Martha is with proper guidance, an opportunity, and a positive outlook we can do hard things.
Jun 03, 2020
David Aaker: “Father of Modern Branding” and AMA Marketing Hall of Fame® Inductee
This week on Remarkable People, Guy Kawasaki interviews David Aaker, hailed the “Father of Modern Branding,” serves as Vice-Chair at Prophet, a global marketing and branding consultancy. He’s a recognized authority on branding, has developed several recognizable concepts including the Aaker brand vision model and has received numerous awards for his contributions to the science of marketing. In 2015, David Aaker was inducted into the American Marketing Association Hall of Fame for his lifetime achievements in marketing.
May 27, 2020
Kristi Yamaguchi: Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Figure Skater, Author, and Philanthropist.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to train for the Olympics? You'll get to find out with this episode's interview of Remarkable People with Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi. In 2005, she was inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame. Kristi’s story is one of years of sacrifice and hard work—the power of grit is a theme that we’ve heard over and over on this podcast.
May 20, 2020
Learn from UCSC Coronavirus Team on Remarkable People
Learn from the UCSC Coronavirus Team this week on Remarkable People. The UCSC Genomics Institute has been working around the clock to combat the coronavirus. Guy Kawasaki led a discussion on the pioneering research and results. Learn about how UCSC is accelerating research on SARS-CoV-2 virus for diagnostics, vaccines, and treatments.
May 13, 2020
Roy Yamaguchi: James-Beard award winner, flyin’ Hawaiian, and culinary comic
This episode’s guest on Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast is Roy Yamaguchi, the founder of Roy’s Restaurants, Tavern by Roy Yamaguchi, and Eating House 1849. Roy was born and raised in Japan but now lives in Hawaii. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He is also a television personality who starred in six seasons of Hawaii Cooks with Roy Yamaguchi on PBS. He has won many awards including the James Beard “Best Pacific Northwest Chef” Award in 1993.
May 06, 2020
Esther Wojcicki: Godmother of Silicon Valley, legendary teacher, and mother of a super-family
Esther Wojcicki — “Woj” to her many friends and admirers — is famous for three things: Teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of students Raising three daughters who have each become famously successful as, the CEO of YouTube, the Founder and CEO of 23andMe, and a top medical researcher Inspiring Silicon Valley legends like Steve Jobs What do these three accomplishments have in common? They’re the result of TRICK, Woj’s secret to raising successful people: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. Simple lessons, but the results are radical.
Apr 29, 2020
The Art of Perseverance
This bonus episode of Remarkable People features practical ideas for entrepreneurs and small businesses to persevere during the pandemic. There won't be any pixie dust or singing kumbaya while holding hands. We're talking do or die decisions. Buckle up and get a pep talk from Guy Kawasaki based on his experiences working at Apple and running his own companies.
Apr 23, 2020
Andrew Zimmern: Award-Winning Chef, World Traveler, and TV Host
This week on Remarkable People, Guy interviews James Beard winning Chef Andrew Zimmern. You may know Andrew from one of his many TV shows, Bizarre Foods, The Zimmern List, or his latest, What’s Eating America. You'll love this lively conversation about food, culture, and life.
Apr 22, 2020
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston - Japanese American Internment Camp Survivor, and Memoirist
A conversation about racism in America with author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston who was forced to live in a Japanese concentration camp in California during World War II.
Apr 15, 2020
Steven Pinker: Cognitive Psychologist, Linguist, and Author
This week on Remarkable People, Guy will blow your mind interviewing Harvard Professor Steven Pinker. Steven Pinker is a professor of cognitive science (the study of the human mind) who writes about language, mind and human nature.
Apr 08, 2020
Gary Vaynerchuk: Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, and Author
Investor, serial entrepreneur, and best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk is this week's guest on Remarkable People. Gary Vee is an entrepreneur, social media influencer, speaker, author, and investor. He started in his father’s liquor-store business, but his goal is worldwide domination--and buying the New York Jets. His current focus is Vaynermedia, a digital ad agency with large brands such as Pepsi and General Electric as clients. There’s an interesting factoid you’ll learn in this episode. Guess who’s Facebook stock he bought and made a killing on? If you’re interested in social media, entrepreneurship, communication, and kicking butt, this is the episode of Remarkable People for you.
Apr 01, 2020
Chris Bertish: Big-wave surfer, trans-Atlantic paddle boarder, speaker, and author
This week on Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast guest is Chris Bertish, a South African surfer, paddle boarder, and sailor. Among his many accomplishments, he won the 2010 Mavericks Big Wave Invitational surfing contest. He almost died that day, but he didn’t let that minor detail stop him. And he’s a Guinness World Record holder.”
Mar 25, 2020
Shane Claiborne - Social Activist, Author, and Speaker
What can you do to make the world a better place? Listen to Guy Kawasaki interview social activist Shane Claiborne and be inspired by his ideas on hope, where the change we need is going to come from and much more. Another compelling episode of the Remarkable People podcast is just a click away.
Mar 18, 2020
Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Expert, Author, and Viral Ted Speaker
On this episode of Remarkable People, Guy Kawasaki interviews Sir Ken Robinson whose viral TED talk, Do Schools Kill Creativity, has been watched over 65 million times. An expert in creativity and innovation, Robinson shares why he thinks school is stifling children's creativity in favor of math. His delightful stories mixed with gold nuggets of wisdom will truly entertain and inspire you.
Mar 11, 2020
Guy Kawasaki: How to Be a Remarkable Speaker
In this week's Remarkable People podcast, Guy Kawasaki will share his best tips for being a remarkable speaker from decades of experience to fast-track your speaking. You'll be getting standing ovations in no time.
Mar 04, 2020
Leon Panetta: Presidential Chief of Staff, CIA Director, and Secretary of Defense
This week's Remarkable Person is Leon Panetta. Leon had humble beginnings, his parents were Italian immigrants who owned a walnut farm in the Carmel Valley of California. He's had an impressive career as an attorney, White House Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton, Director of the CIA for Barack Obama, and he was the twenty-third secretary of defense. He authored Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace. He has experienced Washington and American politics from the inside and he's not afraid to share his opinions. He's principled and stood up for his beliefs against power. Leon's story is one that you won't want to miss. Enjoy Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast with Leon Panetta.
Feb 26, 2020
Julie Packard: Ocean Lover, Philanthropist, and Conservationist
Julie Packard is the executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and an international leader in the field of ocean conservation. She is also a leading voice for science-based policy reform in support of a healthy ocean. Can you guess what sea animal she’d like to come back as? Stay tuned, and you’ll soon find out. Her philosophy is to learn something every day, work with great people, and motivate them to make the world a better place. Listen to Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast and be inspired by Julie Packard.
Feb 19, 2020
Shaun Tomson: Surfer, Code Maker, and Flow Evangelist
Meet Shaun Tomson, one of the greatest surfers of all time. Surfing is a great metaphor for life. Fall off the board and afraid to get back on? Soak in Shaun's Code designed to spread positive energy and encourage self-confidence in this week's episode of Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People. The world needs more people like Shaun.
Feb 12, 2020
Steve Wozniak: Pirate, Co-founder of Apple, and Hardware Wizard
Meet Steve Wozniak - better known simply as Woz. He's the co-founder of Apple, a pirate, computer geek, hardware wizard, and cultural icon. If you're reading this on an Apple product, you have Woz to thank. Learn more about Woz on this interesting episode of Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast.
Feb 05, 2020
Andrew Yang: Crazy Smart Asian and 2020 Presidential Hopeful
Meet Andrew Yang, 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate. He's not a politician, he's a parent, patriot, and entrepreneur. He's known as "the internet's favorite candidate" with super fans calling themselves The Yang Gang. Could Andrew Yang be the future President of the United States? In this episode of Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast, Guy finds out where Andrew stands on some important issues. It's never been more important to research our Presidential candidates and to vote.
Jan 29, 2020
Arianna Huffington: Thriving, Redefining Success, and Creating a Life of Well-Being
Are you interested in thriving, not merely surviving? This episode's remarkable person is Arianna Huffington. She is the queen of thriving--that elusive and seemingly oxymoronic combination of health, wealth, and happiness.
Jan 22, 2020
Dr. Robert Cialdini: The Godfather of Influence
Bob Cialdini is a professor emeritus at Arizona State University. He influences almost every marketing, evangelism, and sales decision that Guy Kawasaki makes. His book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, is the guiding light for how Guy conducts business—and in many ways how Guy lives his life. In short, Cialdini is the “godfather of influence.” He is to changing people’s minds what Martha Stewart is to changing people's lifestyle.
Jan 15, 2020
Martha Stewart: Crafter, Baker, and Empire-Maker
Martha Stewart created a personal brand long before anyone with a phone and Instagram account could do it. Everyone who uses social media for branding and promotion can learn from her. Martha is a household name and the original “influencer.”
Jan 08, 2020
Wee Man: Pro Skater, Actor, and Comedian
Jason Acuna, better known by his stage name, Wee Man, is a skateboarder, actor, tv personality, and stuntman. As you'll learn, he's far deeper than a funny guy in movies.
Jan 01, 2020
Margaret Atwood: Mirth and Writing Magic with Canada's Favorite Author
Have you ever wondered how Margaret Atwood writes books? In this episode of Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast she explains her tactics and techniques.
Dec 25, 2019
Stephen Wolfram: Physicist and Youngest MacArthur Award Winner
Have you ever wondered what it's like to get a PhD in Physics at twenty and win a MacArthur Award at 21? You'll get to find out with this episode's interview of Remarkable People with Stephen Wolfram. Saying he is a "physicist" is like saying Labron James is a "basketball player." If you're a math geek, you've probably used a product he created called Mathematica. He's also built a knowledge engine called Wolfram Alpha that you have used in Siri, Alexa, Bing, or DuckDuckGo.
Dec 18, 2019
Phil Zimbardo: Social Psychologist and Professor
Dr. Phil Zimbardo, the psychologist behind The Stanford Prison Experiment, looks back at how the experiment was planned, what Dr. Zimbardo's role was and what he would do differently in this episode of Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast.
Dec 11, 2019
Jane Goodall: Biologist, Teacher, and Inspiration
Jane Goodall shares remarkable lessons from her life abroad and talks about current issues such as climate change and her hope for the future in this episode of Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast.
Dec 04, 2019

Equal parts practical, tactical, and hysterical, Wise Guy utilizes Guy Kawasaki's decades of experience with Apple, Google, Canva, Sony, Wikipedia, Mercedes Benz, and many startups (failed and successful) to help you master the mysteries of innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing, social media, writing, and speaking. His podcasts are in two formats: mini-keynotes drawing upon his vast knowledge (he’s written fifteen books) and one-on-one interviews with thought leaders, moguls, legends, and iconoclasts. Every episode will make you a little wiser.

Oct 10, 2019