Guy Kawasaki is a world-renowned entrepreneur, investor, author, and public speaker. He is best known for his work as an evangelist for Apple during the early days of the Macintosh computer. He has authored many books, including The Art of the Start 2.0, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions, and his latest, Wise Guy: Lessons from a Life. He is currently the Chief Evangelist of Canva, a graphic design software company.
Kawasaki began his career at Apple in 1983 when he was recruited to help create the Macintosh. He held a variety of positions and served as the chief evangelist of the Macintosh division, helping to market and sell the product. After leaving Apple in 1987, he worked as a venture capitalist and consultant and served as the chief evangelist of the software company Accelleran. He also served as a managing director at Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm.
Kawasaki is well known for his work as an evangelist, outlining strategies for companies to build successful products and services by targeting both customers and the media. He is an advocate for using technology to improve the world and encourages entrepreneurs to build products and services that are useful, unique, and different from the competition. He has been featured in several books and articles, including The Macintosh Way, Reality Check, and Rules for Revolutionaries.
Kawasaki regularly speaks at events and conferences, sharing his insights and experiences. He is also the host of the podcast Remarkable People, where he interviews successful entrepreneurs, authors, and other remarkable people. He is an active investor, having invested in several startups, including Alltop, an online magazine directory, and Brighten, a financial services company.
Kawasaki is an advocate for social causes and has written several books on the subject, including What the Plus!, a guide to using Google+ to build relationships and networks. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Clinton Global Initiative. He is a board member of the consulting firm Charney Research and is an advisor to several companies, including Blue Ribbon, a digital marketing agency.