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Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People Podcast

Written by Alun John

Alun founded Marketing Tom and delivers some of its courses.

September 13, 2021

If you’ve attended any one of my courses, there’s a good chance that you have heard me mention the name of marketing guru, entrepreneur, investor, author and much more, Guy Kawasaki. He was responsible for marketing in the Macintosh division of Apple and says, “I am who I am and where I am because of Steve Jobs and Apple.”

For the past few years he has presented the popular podcast Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People which features “interviews with thought leaders, legends, and iconoclasts such as Jane Goodall, Stephen Wolfram, Margaret Atwood, Woz, Martha Stewart, and Leon Panetta.”

I thought that I would offer you a selection of business and ‘other’ podcasts that you may well enjoy. I have included the blurb from their website for you to get an idea of what each is about.

Steve Wozniak (Apple Founder)

This episode’s guest is Steve Wozniak, more commonly and intimately known as simply “Woz.”

He is the co-founder of Apple, prankster, iconoclast, concert producer, Dancing with the Stars contestant, and college graduate.

True or false? Woz is still an Apple employee. Keep listening, and you’ll find out.

IMHO, he is one of the purest examples of the profession of engineering. No matter how you cut it, no Woz, no Apple.

If you, or someone you like, is a tech entrepreneur, listening to this episode is a must.

The Psychology of Vaccination

This is a special episode of Remarkable People that involves not one but nine remarkable people talking about the COVID-19 vaccine.

They are experts in the fields of such as psychology, history, decision sciences, and human behavior. They agreed to participate in this special project in order to help combat the corona virus.

Gary Vaynerchuk: Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, and Author

He is an entrepreneur, social media influencer, speaker, author, and investor. He started in his father’s liquor-store business, but his goal is worldwide domination–and buying the New York Jets.

His current focus is Vaynermedia, a digital ad agency with large brands such as Pepsi and General Electric as clients.

There’s an interesting factoid you’ll learn in this episode. Guess who’s Facebook stock he bought?

Cody Keenan

Cody Keenan was President Barack Obama’s director of speechwriting from 2013 to 2016.

He has a degree in political science from Northwestern University. After graduation, he worked as an unpaid intern in Ted Kennedy’s office. Then he got a master’s in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

In 2008, he worked in the Obama presidential campaign. He began his work in the White House as a presidential speechwriter in 2009. His next position there was special assistant to the President and deputy director of speechwriting. Then in 2013, he became an assistant to the President and the director of speechwriting.

In our interview, he describes what must have been a challenging job because so many constituencies want to provide feedback and suggestions in the president’s speeches.

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