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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.

Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People Guy Kawasaki

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    • 4.4 • 423 Ratings

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.

    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!

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    • 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!

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

    Connect with Guy on social media:
    Twitter: twitter.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.

    • 55 min
    Robert Rosenberg: Former CEO of Dunkin Donuts and Author of Around the Corner to Around the World

    Robert Rosenberg: Former CEO of Dunkin Donuts and Author of Around the Corner to Around the World

    Today’s guest on Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People is the former CEO of Dunkin Donuts, Robert Rosenberg.

    Shortly after his graduation from the Harvard MBA program in 1963, he took over a family business named Universal Food Systems. He was 25 at the time. This small, but diversified organization, morphed into Dunkin Donuts--now named simply Dunkin. You’ll find out why its name changed, actually.

    He ran Dunkin Donuts from 1963 to 1998. At the time of his retirement, Dunkin Brands represented 6,500 locations including Baskin-Robbins and Togos. After his retirement, he became an adjunct professor at FW Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson while serving on the board of directors of Domino’s Pizza (approximately 1,500 locations at the time) and Sonic Corporation (approximately 1,700 locations at the time).

    He has a new book coming out called AROUND THE CORNER TO AROUND THE WORLD: A Dozen Lessons I Learned Running Dunkin’ Donuts.

    In this interview he covers topics such as:

    ° The challenges of a family business
    ° Focus vs diversity in product offerings
    ° The role of a CEO
    ° The role of a board of directors
    ° The process of planning and budgeting

    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 helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I might read your review on my next episode!

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    Twitter: twitter.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.

    • 54 min
    Sal Khan: Innovative Educator and Founder of Khan Academy

    Sal Khan: Innovative Educator and Founder of Khan Academy

    While working at a successful hedge fund Sal Khan began tutoring his cousin when he learned she was struggling with math. After realizing that the social aspect of learning can add pressure, he started creating video lessons. His cousins loved learning by video and could rewind challenging sections. He started writing code to help track student progress and keep track of their goals. Sal democratized education by scaling what he learned about tutoring to create Khan Academy which is currently serving 30 million students a month during the pandemic. Khan Academy's mission is to provide a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Very smart insights about the SATS, virtual learning, and how children are learning today. His non-profit is helping students all over the world keep up on their studies at a time when traditional educational opportunities are limited and stretched thin by challenges from the pandemic.

    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 helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I might read your review on my next episode!

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    Connect with Guy on social media:
    Twitter: twitter.com/guykawasaki
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    Facebook: facebook.com/guy
    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.

    • 58 min
    Tim Ferriss: Best-Selling Author of The Four Hour Work Week, Best of iTunes Podcaster, and Tech Investor

    Tim Ferriss: Best-Selling Author of The Four Hour Work Week, Best of iTunes Podcaster, and Tech Investor

    Tim Ferriss discusses being an online influencer, a multiple best-selling author of The Four Hour Work Week and four other books, depression, and why physical exercise is so important to him.

    People sometimes refer to him as the Oprah of Audio because his podcast has been downloaded more than 500 million times.

    He’s also got the angel investor golden touch with stakes in Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, and Alibaba.

    But this episode isn’t completely feel good, pixie dust, and unicorns. We delve into heavy topics such as depression and suicide. He also explains the role of physical exercise in his wellbeing, why he doesn’t use social media anymore, and how to grow a podcast.

    We did geek out about John McPhee after we discovered our mutual admiration for his work. I know this is off-topic, but after you listen to this episode, do yourself a favor and read any of John McPhee’s books.

    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 helping to convince hard-to-get 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
    Facebook: facebook.com/guy
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/guykawasaki/
    Read Guy’s books: https://guykawasaki.com/books/

    • 56 min
    Randy Nonnenberg: Founder of Bring a Trailer

    Randy Nonnenberg: Founder of Bring a Trailer

    This week's guest on Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People podcast is Randy Nonnenberg. He is responsible for thousands of hours of lost productivity because he is a cofounder of Bring a Trailer. This is a website for buying and selling collectible cars. He's been at it for ten years. Before that he worked for BMW.

    Here's a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford and an MBA from UC Berkeley. In 2019, Bring a Trailer had 100,000 registered bidders, 11,000 listings in 2 million monthly visitors. It currently has 300 listings per week. Malcolm Gladwell is among the people that lose hours of productivity on the site.

    Bring a Trailer started as a hobby for Randy and has grown to be an existential threat to traditional car auctions with over fifty employees. You may not be into cars, but Randy's story is still interesting because it is one data point that pursuing your passion can work.
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
423 Ratings

423 Ratings

stephbrand ,

Great Way of Interviewing

I love Guy’s common sense and to the point interview approach. I always learn something intriguing as he interviews an impressive collection of innovative thinkers. As Higher Ed is in dire need to reimagine it’s future, I am intrigued with Guy’s interview with Scott Galloway. For my higher ed colleagues, read this and start rethinking your models.

Hector Marcel ,

Remarkable People + Guy K = Remarkable Podcast

Incredible insight, thanks Guy!

SteveA in Hawaii ,

Don't miss out, tune in to see who's up next

Have you ever listened to a podcast and when it's over you forget where you are, what day it is and you lose track of time because you are so captivated? This is easy when watching a good movie or reading a great book however, not so often when listenting to a podcast...well, I've listened to many podcasts and just recenlty started tuning into Guy's Remarkeable People Podcast. I am thoroughly enjoying my way through his diverse lienup of guests. Every episode transports me and leaves me wanting to learn even more..Speaking of more, check out his conversation with Julie Packard; Ocean Lover, Philanthropist and Conservationist" where he interviews Julie to lean more about her work in healthy oceans and how her father, David Packard, was an amazing dad, leader and innovator. She also shares the importance of MBWA-Manage by walking around as part of the "HP Way." Then in epsisode 11 where Guy chats with Steve Wozinak about his experiences working at Apple and HP, WOW, great stuff! I just finished listening to his podcast with Lisa Leopold titled, Professor, Education, Apology, Speaking Storytelling" and it inspired me to write -in and share how Guy's podcast is a must listen for all. More specifcially, Lisa's story left me with insightful tools and resources such as fully understanding the importance that the messenger and not just the message needs to be credible. Guy has an AMAZING gift of identifying remarkeable people, building connections with listeners, peaking our curiousity, engaging with us and leaving us wondering who's up next -- here's a secret tip, sign up for his slick email feature where Guy emails you when a new episode is live!

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