Guy Kawasaki is on a mission to make you remarkable. His Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people such as Jane Goodall, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Marc Benioff, Woz, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bob Cialdini. Every episode will make you more remarkable.
Using his decades of experience in Silicon Valley as a Venture Capitalist and advisor to the top entrepreneurs in the world, Guy’s questions come from a place of curiosity and passion for technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing.
Listeners of the Remarkable People podcast will learn from some of the most successful people in the world with practical tips and inspiring stories that will help you be more remarkable.
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Min Kym: A Music Prodigy's Inside Story
I read about Min Kym in Susan Cain’s book, Bittersweet… the story of her relationship to her 1696 Stradivarius was so remarkable and fascinating that I had to bring it to you.
Have you ever bonded with an object. A camera, car, surfboard, or in Min’s case, a musical instrument that “completes” you or becomes part of your soul. What a great sensation.
She began playing the violin at the age of six, and by age seven she was accepted as the youngest student ever at the Purcell School of Music. At age sixteen, she was the youngest ever foundation scholar at the Royal College of Music.
She was gifted a Stradivarius made in 1696 and devoted her life to making remarkable music with it. Unfortunately, in 2010, Min was eating with her boyfriend at a restaurant in a London railway station, and her violin was stolen. Kym suffered intense trauma and grief from this.
Min’s book, Gone: A Girl, A Violin, A Life Unstrung, explores her experiences when her violin was stolen when it was recovered after she had settled with her insurance company and how she now feels about how someone else owns it now.
Geoff Cohen: The Art of Connecting With People
Today’s remarkable guest is Geoffrey Cohen. He is a professor at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University.
His research focus is the processes that shape people's sense of belonging and self and the implications of these feelings on social problems.
He studies the threats to belonging and self-integrity that people encounter in school, work, and health care settings.
His new book is called BELONGING: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides.
Geoff obtained his BA in Psychology from Cornell University, and his PhD in Psychology from Stanford University. He was a recipient of the Robert Cialdini Award in 2014 and 2015.
Our topics include:
The danger of the Fundamental attribution error
How to make Wise interventions
How to utilize Situation crafting
Why we should not consider Humans as information processors
Elisabeth Gruner: The Zen of Writing, Reading, and Learning
Today’s remarkable guest is Elisabeth Gruner, and she has changed the way many people view the educational grading system.
Elisabeth teaches Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Victorian Literature, and Creative Nonfiction Writing at the University of Richmond. In fact, she has been teaching college English for over 30 years.
Four years ago, she stopped grading her students’ written work. Let’s just say that her only regret is that she didn’t do this sooner.
Her personal research is focused on the relationships between children’s and young adult literature and education and how socioeconomic status affects these relationships.
Elisabeth obtained her bachelor's degree at Brown and her Masters and Ph.D. in English from UCLA.
At the University of Richmond, she is a former associate dean of Arts & Sciences, a former Director of the Academic Advising Resources Center, and was the founding coordinator of the First-Year Seminar Program.
Cassie Holmes: Applying the Science of Happiness to Life
I’m Guy Kawasaki, and this is Remarkable People. We are on a mission to make you remarkable.
Today’s remarkable guest is Cassie Holmes. She is an award-winning professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
Cassie has a Ph.D. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Columbia University.
Her work has been published in NPR, The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post.
Cassie has a new book, Happier Hour: How to Beat Distraction, Expand Your Time, and Focus on What Matters Most, based on her wildly popular MBA course, “Applying the Science of Happiness to Life Design.”
All this episode will do is help you…
• Change your ability to build close relationships
• Use money to buy time and increase happiness
• Thrive after retirement
• Put all the golf balls into your life
This episode is for you if you want to increase your happiness by changing how you perceive and invest your time!
Fran Hauser: Kindly, Gently, and Powerfully Embrace Your Work
Fran Hauser is passionate about leveling the playing field for women. She does this through her investing, writing, and speaking. Fran has invested in over 30 female-founded companies across consumer tech, CPG, media & publishing, and wellness. She was instrumental in the creation and launch of People.com and She is the best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate!
Barry Nalebuff: The Only Negotiation Guide You'll Ever Need
Today’s remarkable guest is Barry Nalebuff. He taught at the Yale School of Management for over thirty years. He specializes in negotiation, innovation, strategy, and game theory.
Barry is also a serial entrepreneur, and his ventures include Honest Tea, Kombrewcha, and Choose Health. He is a graduate of MIT, a Rhodes Scholar, and a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He earned his doctorate at Oxford University.
Barry is the author of Thinking Strategically, The Art of Strategy, and Mission in a Bottle. He has a new book, SPLIT THE PIE: A Radical New Way to Negotiate.
He evangelizes concepts that are different from other books about negotiation. For example :
Give the other side what it wants
Fight fire with water
Make the other side’s case
I guarantee you will be a better negotiator after listening to this episode. Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People is on a mission to make you remarkable.
Hooked on Remarkable People
When you were kid, did your parents ever suggest to you that you hang out with the ‘smart kids’? Listening to Remarkable People is kind of like hanging out with the smart kids. Really smart kids, but cooler. Guy’s guests are famous for their achievements and Guy gets them to share their secrets to success. Guy is well researched and establishes a great rapport with each guest and they always have an interesting, entertaining and educational conversation.
If you have any inkling for Continuous Improvement and Life Long Learning, then you should check out and subscribe to Remarkable People.
This episode with Guy and Marc Benioff of Salesforce fame is a down-to-earth chat that will bring purpose & kuleana to anyone, no matter what your profession is in life!
Guy Kawasaki has to be the most remarkable person I have interacted with.
Going back 14 years, (and we still keep in touch), I remember meeting him online and eventually being an editor on his blog. From Guy and his teammates, I learnt the A to Z of using social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter when they were in their infancy.
Mr. Kawasaki is a truly remarkable guy!
Friendly and Thoughtful
This is not a podcast that offers lots of blathering hosts talking and making fun of each other. If you’re looking for that look elsewhere.
Guy Kawasaki is a marketing genius and helped the personal computer revolution get off the ground in the 1980s. He also knows how to ask the right questions and listen. But most important he has a keen sense on who to invite to interview. Many famous and not so famous people continue to open up to him, teaching about their remarkable lives. It’s like you’re sitting with them listening to their private conversation. It’s really great.