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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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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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    Cody Keenan: Ten Days That Defined America

    Cody Keenan: Ten Days That Defined America

    Imagine working in the White House with President Obama! As President Barack Obama’s chief speechwriter, Cody Keenan was tasked with articulating the tragedy of historical events in words that would live on for years to come.

    This week, we have an intimate look at the craft of speechwriting and his time at the White House. Cody shares what it was like to write for President Obama, who was "relentlessly poetic and perfectionist." And we chat about his new book, Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America, a spellbinding account of the ten most dramatic days of the presidency, when a hate-fueled massacre and looming Supreme Court decisions put the character of our country on the line, and a president's words could bring the nation together or tear it apart.

    • 43 min
    Min Kym: A Music Prodigy's Inside Story

    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.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Geoff Cohen: The Art of Connecting With People

    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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Elisabeth Gruner: The Zen of Writing, Reading, and Learning

    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.

    • 45 min
    Cassie Holmes: Applying the Science of Happiness to Life

    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!

    • 1 hr
    Fran Hauser: Kindly, Gently, and Powerfully Embrace Your Work

    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!

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
545 Ratings

545 Ratings

FP18E ,

Favorite Podcast

I stumbled upon Guy by accident, he was a webinar guest speaker at my alma mater from which I graduated 15 years prior. I never attend those, Bc of work, this is the only one I watched and I am so glad I did! The universe put him in my path.
I listen to the podcast regularly and share relevant episodes w friends and co-workers. I often buy the books mentioned, Audible is my friend.
It’s feel good, super informative, inquisitive, remarkable. And at the same time, although the guest are of high profile, Guy makes the listener feel like we are all buddies, just us pals talking and asking really good questions.
5 stars all around.

vernettia ,

eFoils and interns

I thoroughly enjoyed your interview with Tim Kendall…especially the last minute Geoff Baum name check. Tim is honest and fair in his assessment of social media and his role in creating some of the negative outcomes. That said, don’t believe a word Tim says about eFoiling. I have an eFoil and I LOVE the thing. BUT, an eFoil is not a training system for surfing. Surfing is much harder and more organic. Comparing eFoiling to surfing is like comparing a parent who orders dinner via DoorDash to one who cooks a meal from scratch.

Emily Lamoureux ,

Life changing stuff!

Excellent listen - thanks Guy! Every time I listen to your podcast 1) I have new book that I can’t wait to read and 2) I feel happier and better equipped to make small but incredibly meaningful shifts in my personal and professional life!

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