S5-EP12: 100th Episode: Guy Kawasaki on ChatGPT, Remarkable People & Why Podcasting Is His Ikigai

Mar 31, 2023


Debbie brings Guy Kawasaki back on the podcast to talk about legacy, aging and old age, why podcasting is his ikigai (i.e. purpose or reason for being) — and to celebrate the 100th episode of [B]OLDER.



Debbie brings back a favorite recurring guest, Silicon Valley legend Guy Kawasaki, to talk about legacy, aging, ChatGPT, why podcasting is his “ikigai,” and more  — and to celebrate the 100th episode of [B]OLDER.

Guy is the original Apple evangelist, a prolific author, a surfer (at age 68), and perhaps most importantly, a podcaster. Guy is the creator and host of the popular Remarkable People podcast. 

Podcasting is his ikigai (a Japanese expression meaning reason for being or purpose) and Remarkable People is his best work, he says.

He and Debbie discuss ChatGPT, the natural language processing tool driven by AI  that everyone is talking about. Guy offers ways he is using ChatGPT, including:

– To write a first draft of a podcast intro for a guest

– To write form letters to an insurance company (he settled his claim favorably!)

– To write the first draft of his new book (based on his podcast). He is using ChatGPT as a more powerful thesaurus and in other ways.

Listen to the episode for more tips and to hear how Guy makes Debbie laugh – and think.


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