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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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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.

    Tim Kendall: Former Facebook Exec, Former President of Pinterest, and Former Wrestler

    Tim Kendall: Former Facebook Exec, Former President of Pinterest, and Former Wrestler

    This episode’s guest is Tim Kendall. In my humble opinion, Tim’s greatest claim to fame is probably that he was an intern who worked for me.

    That said, since then, Tim has held somewhat important positions at other companies you may have heard of such as Facebook and Pinterest.

    And he was much more than an intern at both. He is the person who created Facebook’s monetization strategy as the director of monetization. This was way before the current monetization strategy of enabling foreign governments to influence American elections.

    He was head of product and then president of Pinterest where he made the company “focus.” Lately, he has appeared in the film The Social Dilemma--which you should watch on Netflix if you are concerned about the future of the world, your kids included.

    He is currently the president of Moment, a company that fosters physical, emotional, and social health by improving people’s relationships with their phones. He is one of the most qualified people in the world to analyze addiction to social media.

    He has an undergraduate and MBA degree from Stanford. As an undergraduate, he was on the wrestling team. For those of you that don’t know much about collegiate wrestling, let’s just say that it attracts people who are extremely gritty, intelligent, and dedicated. In this sport, there are few externalities or outside factors to blame.

    It’s you versus your opponent on a mat. And wrestlers know that there’s no lucrative MLB, NFL, NBA contract at the end of the contract but nevertheless they persist. In other words, wrestlers are the kind of people you’d want on your side.

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    • 1 hr
    Sarah Frey: Founder of Frey Farms, Author, and "Pumpkin Queen"

    Sarah Frey: Founder of Frey Farms, Author, and "Pumpkin Queen"

    This episode’s guest is Sarah Frey, founder of Frey Farms. Sarah is an American farmer and entrepreneur, and author of The Growing Season. She is the CEO and owner of Frey Farms, which she founded at age sixteen. Frey Farms is the largest H-2A visa employer in Illinois as well as the largest grower of pumpkins in the United States. Sarah was branded The Pumpkin Queen by the New York Times. Frey's business negotiations with Walmart have been featured in a Harvard Business School study.

    In this episode we discussed:- How Sarah walked into Walmart at 19 and cut a deal- The Harvard Business reviews of her negotiation tactics- How to negotiate the best deal- What she wishes everyone knew about farmers and farming- How to scale your business

    This episode is brought to you by reMarkable, the paper tablet. It's my favorite way to take notes, sign contracts, and save all the instruction manuals to all the gadgets I buy. Learn more at remarkable.com

    I hope you enjoyed this podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes It takes less than sixty seconds, and it really makes a difference in swaying new listeners and upcoming guests. I might read your review on my next episode!

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    Twitter: twitter.com/guykawasakiInstagram: instagram.com/guykawasakiFacebook: facebook.com/guyLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/guykawasaki/Read Guy’s books: https://guykawasaki.com/books/

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Dr. Sinan Aral: MIT Professor and Social-Media Scientist

    Dr. Sinan Aral: MIT Professor and Social-Media Scientist

    Dr. Sinan Aral is the David Austin Professor of Management and Professor, Information Technology and Marketing at MIT.

    He’s a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University. He has Master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and Harvard University. And he has a PhD from MIT.

    He recently published a book out called The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health--and How We Must Adapt.

    In short he is an expert in social media and its impact on society. We cover a lot of ground in this interview including:

    - The structural reform of social media
    - Data portability between platforms
    - The tension between security and privacy
    - The inexplicable reality of the Tik Tok deal
    - The wisdom and madness of the crowd
    - How to determine if a social media account is a bot
    - The psychology of online ratings
    - Why false news spreads faster, farther, and deeper than truth
    - The implications of like buttons
    - The long game in marketing and advertising

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Dr. Vivek Murthy: Author and doctor. 19th Surgeon General of the United States

    Dr. Vivek Murthy: Author and doctor. 19th Surgeon General of the United States

    This episode’s remarkable guest is Dr. Vivek Murthy, the former Surgeon General of the United States in the Obama administration. On Monday, November 9th, President Elect Joe Biden announced the leadership of his coronavirus task force — the first public step in what aides say will be a focus on confronting the pandemic that has claimed almost a quarter of a million American lives.

    It will be led by Dr. Vivek Murthy, a surgeon general under former President Barack Obama, who has been a key Biden adviser for months and is expected to take a major public role.

    He has an undergraduate degree from Harvard, an MD from Yale, and an MBA from Yale. His residency was at Harvard Medical School. He started Doctors for America, group of 15,000 doctors and medical students supporting high-quality affordable care. He also started a company called TrialNetworks to increase the efficiency of clinical trials.

    President Barack Obama appointed him Surgeon General in 2013. While in this position, he issued the first surgeon general’s report on alcohol, drugs, and health and the first Surgeon General’s report on the use of e-cigarettes by young people. He also launched the “Turn the Tide” campaign to address opioid addiction.

    April 2017 Donald Trump fired Vivek, which I would assert is a badge of honor. At that point Vivek started addressing the medical impact of loneliness and published a book called Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World.

    This episode is brought to you by reMarkable, the paper tablet. It's my favorite way to take notes, sign contracts, and save all the instruction manuals to all the gadgets I buy. Learn more at remarkable.com

    I hope you enjoyed this podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes It takes less than sixty seconds, and it really makes a difference in swaying new listeners and upcoming guests. I might read your review on my next episode!

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee and Netflix's Dream Home Makeover

    Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee and Netflix's Dream Home Makeover

    Syd and Shea McGee of Studio McGee and McGee&Co

    This episode’s guests, yes plural, are the delightful Syd and Shea McGee. They are the power couple behind Studio McGee and McGee & Co. With a vision that beautiful design can be approachable, Studio McGee has become one of the leading innovators in the interior design industry.

    This is the first wife-husband interview on Remarkable People. While they are individually remarkable, together they are unstoppable.

    Their business includes a home design firm as well as a line of carefully curated products. They’ve also designed a line of merchandise sold at Target, co-authored new book called Make Life Beautiful. And if that’s not enough, they’re starring in a new Netflix series called Dream Home Makeover

    All born from the idea of making life beautiful and blooming into a thriving business in just five years with a foundation on Instagram.

    In this episode, you’ll learn about rocking Instagram, working together as a married couple, the grit and determination that’s necessary to make a business successful, and how I should redo the background in my home studio.

    There’s even a marriage tip for Instagram couples.

    This episode is brought to you by reMarkable, the paper tablet. It's my favorite way to take notes, sign contracts, and save all the instruction manuals to all the gadgets I buy. Learn more at remarkable.com

    I hope you enjoyed this podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes It takes less than sixty seconds, and it really makes a difference in swaying new listeners and upcoming guests. I might read your review on my next episode!

    Sign up for Guy's weekly email at http://eepurl.com/gL7pvD

    Connect with Guy on social media:
    Twitter: twitter.com/guykawasaki
    Instagram: instagram.com/guykawasaki
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    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/guykawasaki/
    Read Guy’s books: https://guykawasaki.com/books/

    Thank you for listening and sharing this episode with your community.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Kara Goldin: Founder and CEO of Hint, Author of Undaunted

    Kara Goldin: Founder and CEO of Hint, Author of Undaunted

    This episode’s guest is Kara Goldin. She is the founder, CEO, and chief taster of Hint, the lifestyle company that sells bottled water and hand sanitizers

    Prior to Hint, she has worked for are AOL, CNN, and Time. And, well, technically, the TeePee restaurant in Arizona. She is a graduate of Arizona State University.

    The episode starts with a story about an executive from a large beverage company in Atlanta addressing her as “sweetie” and how that was a pivotal moment in her undaunted quest to start a company that sold bottled water.

    Today Hint is over fifteen years old and sales exceed $150 million. It gone from employing Kara and her husband to over employs 200 people.

    In this episode we discussed:
    🍊 what it takes to make a cold call
    🍎 get your products into Whole Foods
    🍋 and, in general, how to be undaunted

    This episode is brought to you by reMarkable, the paper tablet. It's my favorite way to take notes, sign contracts, and save all the instruction manuals to all the gadgets I buy. Learn more at remarkable.com

    I hope you enjoyed this podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes It takes less than sixty seconds, and it really makes a difference in swaying new listeners and upcoming guests. I might read your review on my next episode!

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    Read Guy’s books: https://guykawasaki.com/books/

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