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.
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.
Brandi Chastain: Iconic Athlete and Gold Medal Winner
This remarkable guest is soccer legend Brandy Chastain. She represents the highest level of achievement in sports.
Her accomplishments are truly remarkable. Brandi won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics for women's soccer and World Cup championships in 1991 and 1999. She was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. She may be best remembered for a remarkable moment in the 1999 World Cup. She shares how she recovered from a crucial mistake on the field and the lesson she learned about the power of teamwork and positive thinking.
Dr. Sheila Nazarian - Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon and Star of NetFlix's Skin Decision
This interview with Dr. Sheila Nazarian changed my preconceived notions about plastic surgeons. Dr. Sheila Nazarian is a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California currently transforming lives on Netflix’s Skin Decision: Before and After. The Netflix series captures how Dr. Sheila Nazarian and her assistant, Jamie Sherrill (aka Nurse Jamie), help patients improve appearances marred by abusive relationships, traumas, and other difficulties. She's created an organic skincare products, runs her practice, has built a fantastic online presence on YouTube and Instagram as well as being on shows like The Doctors and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In short, she is both a doctor, influencer, and entrepreneur. We discuss the relationship of confidence, self-esteem, and beauty.
Melissa Bernstein, co-founder of toy company Melissa & Doug, on creativity and her lifelong depression
Meet Melissa Bernstein, half of the team behind Melissa and Doug. Melissa & Doug is a half-billion-dollar success story, its products a cheerful presence in toy stores and on children’s bedroom floors everywhere. Far less known are the real people behind the company: Melissa and Doug Bernstein, a married couple and parents of six, who are the founders, architects, and entrepreneurial force behind the company’s meteoric rise. Melissa, with her uncanny ability to understand what brings joy to children, has been the chief designer of its 5000+ playthings. But behind that genius is a truth she's rarely divulged: she has spent her life grappling with existential anxiety and depression, a condition that both fueled her creativity and brought her to the brink of self-harm. She's now on a journey to help others learn to accept themselves with her book Lifelines and community at https://www.lifelines.com/.
Suzy Batiz, Founder of Poopourri, Innovator, and Creative Spirit
You'll be inspired by this resilient entrepreneur. Suzy Batiz is the founder and CEO of Poo-Pourri and is on Forbes list of America’s richest self-made women and she faced many struggles and challenges along her journey. This episode is more about spiritual evolution than business success.
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Guy Kawasaki’s podcast and what a gem of a find it is. Every episode indulges me with humor, insight, motivation and self-discovery. I listen to the podcast on my morning runs which are now extended in duration so that I can finish the episodes in its entirety. His selection of guest speakers are truly remarkable because once they were ordinary people (but some are really unique) who found something special within themselves and used it to impact the world for the better. Guy’s unconventional style of questions brings new meaning, relatability and challenges my own thought process. There’s a lot of useful and inspiring input as I figure out ways in which it is applicable in my own life. A heartfelt thank you to Guy for opening a window into the lives of the remarkable individuals who’s stories are provoking and enthusiasm for life contagious.
Always come away from listening to an episode with new ideas and inspired to act!
A remarkable podcast with remarkable people
Guy’s interviews truly are outstanding. He has such warm - and natural - chemistry with his guests, and he isn’t afraid to let it go wherever it goes. I just listened to the Melissa Bernstein interview. Not only is it really enjoyable, I think that they are performing a valuable service in discussing depression and being different, and now it affects people of all ages.
Interesting, enjoyable, valuable, often surprising. These interviews are... remarkable.