Guy Kawasaki is one of the people who, alongside Steve Jobs, were evangelizing the idea of the personal computer back in the 1980s, helping to ensure its triumphal success. Three years after his pioneering work with Apple, Kawasaki produced the first monument to this revolutionary age of start-ups with his book “The Macintosh Way”, beginning his extraordinary career as an author, speaker, and evangelist. Kawasaki graduated from Stanford with a degree in Psychology and from UCLA with an MBA. He knows Silicon Valley better than almost anyone else and is thoroughly familiar with its current start-up scene including social media, graphics, and devices.
Kawasaki is currently the chief evangelist of an up-and-coming Australian start-up called Canva. The Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador is dedicated to empowering people and therefore has also been a member of the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees. As a keynote speaker, the Hawaiian-born technology insider speaks internationally to leading companies around the world about innovation, entrepreneurship, and social media.
As a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of thirteen books, Guy Kawasaki writes about the irresistible force of conviction and about what mistakes people should avoid in order to turn a brilliant idea into a success. In his customary inspiring manner, he encourages people worldwide to be themselves, to be open and unprejudiced towards others, and to smile a little more often.