Wise Guy: Lessons from a Life

Wise Guy: Lessons from a Life

by Guy Kawasaki


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525538615
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 645,220
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva (an online design service) and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple and special adviser to the CEO of the Motorola business unit of Google. His many acclaimed books include The Art of Social Media and Enchantment. He lives in Silicon Valley with his family and on social media where he has ten million followers.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

How This Book Is Organized xv

Mahalo xvii

01 Immigration 1

02 Education 9

03 Inspiration 25

04 Apple 51

05 Business 77

06 Values 105

07 Parenting 131

08 Sports 149

09 LOL 167

10 Skills 187

11 Ohana 209

Postpartum 231

Recommended Reading 235

Index 237

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Wise Guy: Lessons from a Life 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Stan_S 4 months ago
Wisdom from one wise Guy - Don't miss this one! Guy Kawasaki worked with Steve Jobs at Apple and was an Apple Evangelist during his second stint in Cupertino. Therefore, if you are an Apple fan or historian, you will love this book and the stories and wisdom inside. That is a given. He has obviously done a lot more than 2 stints at Apple but that is probably his most well-known role. He has performed in many others and you will learn about some of them inside of Wise Guy. However, even if you are not an Apple fan, and your only apple device is an iPod 4th and 7th generation, like me, there is a good chance you will still love the stories and wisdom inside of Wise Guy. I know I did. I have read and learned from some of his other books, APE, The Art of the Start, The Art of Social Media to name a few. I not only am not an Apple fan, but we are also from opposite sides of the political thought spectrum. So you might ask why I would buy and read a book written by someone so obviously different than me? Aren't you just supposed to buy and read books written by people with which you agree? I think not. This wise Guy Kawasaki is a master storyteller and has much wisdom gained over his lifetime that I can learn from so I would be silly not to take advantage of his decision to share that with me. Although sometimes my wife and kids say I am silly, in this regard, I am not. I like to read books that entertain, educate and motivate and this one does all three. So don't be silly and get your copy today. One of his pearls of wisdom inside is, "people are more similar than they are different," and the fact I am writing this review recommending this book is proof of that maxim. There are many more pearls inside including, 1) Old people rule - you are going to become your parents. 2) To be a writer, you need to be a reader (also advice Stephen King gives aspiring writers) and the book that helped him most in writing his 15 books. 3) The toughest teachers are the best. 4) There absolutely are absolute rights and wrongs. 5) Adverbs are for wimps. 6) Email doesn't matter. I could go on, but I hope something here has piqued your interest enough to get your copy of Wise Guy today. You will be glad you did.