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.
Dr. Robert Cialdini Returns
A massive update to one of my favorite books, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Dr. Robert Cialdini spurred a return visit to Remarkable People. At the time I recorded, he was the only return guest but then Dr. Jane Goodall snuck in for Earth Month. If you're into marketing, influencers, evangelism, sales, or influencing people, don't miss this episode!
Dr. Katy Milkman: Author, Professor, and Scientist
Hoping to help others change or to kick-start change yourself? This podcast with Katy Milkman, author of How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, will help you get some ideas on implementing change. This week on Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast, Dr. Katy Milkman.
Mark Manson: Author and Philosopher
Next on Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast, Mark Manson. Mark is the author of two New York Times best-sellers: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, and Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope. In total, more than 13 million copies of these books have sold.
Don’t let the profanity get in the way of the gravity and practicality of his thinking. Mark is fundamentally a philosopher with valuable thoughts about how to manage your life.
Some of the topics we cover include:
Why you should look for sh@t sandwiches
How people can give a f*ck about only two to four things
How actions create passion, not vice versa
He writes life advice that is science-based, pragmatic, and non-bullshitty - a.k.a., life advice that doesn’t suck.
Dr. Jane Goodall: A Conversation about Conservation
A conversation about conservation with Dr. Jane Goodall, renowned primatologist and anthropologist. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 60-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees since she first went to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania in 1960, where she witnessed human-like behaviors amongst chimpanzees. Now she's leading global change for conservation and animal welfare issues. She's a one-of-a-kind treasure and you'll love this warm, witty conversation with Guy Kawasaki, host of The Remarkable People podcast.
Paul Theroux: Adventurer, Novelist, and NYT Best-Selling Travel Writer
Celebrated NYT best-selling author Paul Theroux on Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast. Paul has lived an extraordinary life traveling the globe writing many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari and the upcoming book about Hawaii and surfing, Under the Wave at Waimea.
“Theroux’s work is like no one else’s.” –Francine Prose, New York Times Book Review
You’ve probably also heard of The Mosquito Coast. This book won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1981, and it was made into a movie in 1986 directed by Peter Weir starring Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, and River Phoenix. It’s now inspired a new Apple TV+ series starring Justin Theroux, who is coincidentally the author’s nephew which will be out at the end of April.
Nikhil Kamath: Chess Champion turned Billionaire Entrepreneur
This week on Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People is Nikhil Kamath, the co-founder of India’s largest stock brokerage, Zerodha.
For what it’s worth, he’s in his early thirties and a billionaire based on his stake in the company.
His “made for movies” story is that he dropped out of high school to play chess, worked at a call center answering support questions, started a stock brokerage, and became a billionaire. Kind of a Queen’s Gambit meets Slumdog Millionaire meets Charles Schwab.
But the actual storyline is not as Bollywood as you might think.