#020 Ft. Guy Kawasaki: New York Times Best-Selling Author, Chief Evangelist of Canva, TEDx Speaker & Serial Silicon-Valley Entrepreneur

Our next guest is Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist of Canva, one of Australia’s unicorn startups & an online digital design platform used by hundreds of student clubs across the country. Guy has done it all. Before he was working with Aussie startups, he was the chief evangelist of Apple, CEO of multiple companies himself & co-founded others.

He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, has given TEDx talks, shared the TEDx stage with Dr. Jane Goodall & shared the South by South-West stage with Mark Cuban amongst others. Guy joins us on The Campus Experience to discuss his latest book, Wise Guy which has just been released today, February 26th, 2019!

 

Top quotes (from this episode & Wise Guy).

If serendipity presents an opportunity, don’t be proud. Take it.

If a billionaire knight who owns an island and kitesurfs with Barack Obama can get on his knees and shine your shoes for your business, you can, too!

As you make decisions in your life, more data is better than less, so traveling, living away from home, and meeting people with different backgrounds are all valuable.

There are no perfect candidates – there are only successful candidates who made their shortcomings irrelevant.

If you’re a boss, [ask yourself] are you offering employees a way to master new skills while working autonomously toward a meaningful goal?

God’s gift for finding something in common with people is LinkedIn. There you can learn about someone’s education background, work experience, and social connections to you. It’s the best tool ever for finding something on which to agree. 

I made many mistakes in these positions, and I discuss them here so you can at least make different mistakes.

Do what’s right. Influence comes with a moral obligation to stand up for your principles and to help less fortunate people.

Resources: 

To learn all about the new book Wise Guy, visit:

https://guykawasaki.com/books/wise-guy/

Pre-order the Wise Guy:

https://www.amazon.com/Wise-Guy-Lessons-Life-Kawasaki/dp/0525538615 

Follow Guy on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/guykawasaki/

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