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Guy Kawasaki

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Guy Kawasaki's Biography


Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of and a founding partner at Garage Technology ventures. Kawasaki was also the chief evangelist of Apple and he has written ten books on a myriad business topics.

The story of Guy Kawasaki is truly inspirational, as he belonged to a family humble background but grew up to become a very successful businessman, Apple evangelist and the author of several books. Guy Kawasaki is currently the co-founder of, which is an online magazine rack of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. He worked in different companies throughout his career including Apple, and is credited with leading ACIUS for several years. Guy Kawasaki is also an author, and he has written ten books so far on different business and management topics.

Guy Kawasaki was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1954. His family belonged to a humble background, but both his father and mother were devoted parents and hardworking individuals. Kawasaki's family lived in a tough part of Honolulu called Kalihi Valley and he went to the Lolani school there. Even though the school was not a very good one, he was lucky enough to find some great teachers there who moulded him to become a better person. After Lolani, Guy Kawasaki went to Stanford and graduated from there in 1976, with a major in Psychology. After graduating from there, he went to attend the law school at U.C. Davis, upon the insistence of his parents, but he could not last there so he enrolled in an MBA program at UCLA. While at UCLA, Kawasaki also worked for a jewelry manufacturer called Nova Stylings, and this is where, according to Kawasaki himself, he learnt the skill of selling.

After working for Nova for a few years, Kawasaki then went to work for an educational software company called EduWare Services. After the company moved to Atlanta, Kawasaki decided not to relocate and it is at that time that he got a chance to work for Apple. There, Guy Kawasaki evangelized the wonders of Macintosh and remained at Apple till 1987. During that time, he also met his wife, Beth, and credited Apple for this lucky meeting.

After leaving Apple, Guy Kawasaki was given the task to lead ACIUS for two years. ACIUS is a Macintosh database company and during his time it published a product called 4th Dimension, which is still used today. After retiring from ACIUS, Guy Kawasaki took some time off for writing, speaking and consulting and during that time, which he called the 'Wonder Years' of his life, he wrote several books.

In 1989, Guy Kawasaki started another software company called Fog City Software and created an email product called Emailer and LetterRip. After returning to Apple for a brief time period, Kawasaki left is again to create an angel investor matchmaking service called

Currently, Guy Kawasaki is a founding partner at and a co-founder of Alltop. He is also a husband, a father, an author, a speaker and in his own words a 'hockey addict'. 

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Guy Kawasaki News Stories

  • Content Fatigue: What you must do to stay in front of your customer in a ...

      News Source: Turks and Caicos Free Press | 11 days ago
    If you're feeling overwhelmed by the amount of data that's already online via blogs and social media, consider this: by 2020 that information will increase by 600%...I was just at Social Media Marketing World in San Diego and a lot of talk was around
  • 10 Tactics for Increasing Your Customer Value and Loyalty

      News Source: Entrepreneur | 16 days ago
    Tactics for Increasing Your Customer Value and Loyalty We live in an age of growth hacking and rock star startups taking the world by storm. As a result, many of us focus on new customer/user acquisition, even though it can cost 7x more than customer
  • The startup staffed by ex-cons

      News Source: CNN | 18 days ago
    The sleek San Francisco office of tech startup LaunchPodium is a big step up for two of its staffers. Tulio Cardozo, 32, and Caleb Hunter, 35, were inmates at California's infamous San Quentin State Prison. But today, their lives are similar to 20-

Guy Kawasaki Blogs

  • Guy Kawasaki: How to Use Social Media as an Evangelist for ...

      Blog Source: | 11 days ago
    Guy Kawasaki: How to Use Social Media as an Evangelist for Your Business… Dr Michael Shermer | God does NOT exist · None of your goddamn business!! Jennifer Golbeck: The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than ...
  • It's all about the Experience… Duh - - AIIM

      Blog Source: | 11 days ago
    This idea that the experience is everything really came home to me with a quote from Guy Kawasaki at this week's AIIM 2014 Conference: “Endure by enabling your audience to share & use your product their way.” Never was a statement more ..
  • 7 Tips to Great Social Media Marketing Content Strategy | ...

      Blog Source: | 11 days ago
    In fact, Guy Kawasaki puts enormous effort (and money) behind his efforts to find novel content to share across his social networks. Holy Kaw employs a small army of folks who sniff out the weird, strange, and unusual, while Alltop features the .

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