Silicon Valley Icon Guy Kawasaki on his new memoir Wise Guy: Lessons from a...

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Guy Kawasaki has been a fixture in the tech world since he was part of Apple's original Macintosh team in the 1980s. He's widely respected as a source of wisdom about entrepreneurship, venture capital, marketing, and business evangelism, which he's shared in best-selling books such as The Art of the Start and Enchantment. But before all that, he was just a middle-class kid in Hawaii, a grandson of Japanese immigrants, who loved football and got a C+ in 9th grade English. Wise Guy, his most personal audiobook, is about his surprising journey. It's not a traditional memoir but a series of vignettes. He toyed with calling it "Miso Soup for the Soul," because these stories (like those in the Chicken Soup series) reflect a wide range of experiences that have enlightened and inspired him. Guy covers everything from moral values to business skills to parenting. As he writes, "I hope my stories help you live a more joyous, productive, and meaningful life. If Wise Guy succeeds at this, then that's the best story of all.

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  • 7:00pm - Doors open

  • 7:30-8:30pm - ScribdChat with Guy Kawasaki and Dion Lim

  • 8:30-9:00pm - Book signing



ABOUT GUY KAWASAKI

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. He is also the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Dion Lim is a TV news anchor and reporter at ABC7/KGO-TV in San Francisco, CA. She has made her mark as a minority climbing the competitive TV news ladder. But she stands apart as a professional journalist who is willing to share her own stories with viewers and readers, as well. When she’s not writing, Dion and her husband, a professional poker player, are adventurous travelers who share a love of food, dachshunds, and the movie Crazy Rich Asians.


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