S3-EP1: Guy Kawasaki Gets Serious About His “Better” Normal and What History Will Say About 2020

Oct 2, 2020

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To kick off Season 3, Debbie Weil interviews Guy Kawasaki, a Silicon Valley legend and a popular return guest on this podcast. He’s worked with Steve Jobs at Apple, he’s written 15 books, and until recently, he was traveling all over the world for speaking engagements. He’s also the creator and host of the Remarkable People podcast. Read the back story of how Debbie first met Guy.

On today’s episode, they unpack the last few months. They talk about how the pandemic has changed Guy’s life, how it has impacted his income, and what has been his ONE BEST THING during this strange time.

They also dive into the upcoming November elections in the U.S. Guy gets serious about the potential failure of the American Experiment, ponders how we can each make a difference, and wonders how history will remember the year 2020.

Guy also talks about his biggest lesson learned from 42 episodes of Remarkable People. Tune in for a surprisingly revealing conversation with the one and only Guy Kawasaki.

 

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