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Bounce! Conversations with Larry Weeks

Interviews w/ authors, entrepreneurs, athletes and others on resilience, getting on or getting over life’s set ups and setbacks.

On the podcast Larry has in-depth conversations with notable people from a variety of fields and occupations; professors, entrepreneurs, athletes, physicians, etc, to get their stories or research on how to deal with or prepare for life’s challenges, stumbles, and stings. If research exists on how people bounce back, he talks about it. If there are physical practices, proven psychologies or philosophies that can help people build personal foundations before the storms come, he digs into it.

Apr 11, 2024

Guy Kawasaki is a pioneering figure in Silicon Valley, celebrated marketing icon, and successful serial entrepreneur. Guy was one of the original Apple employees responsible for launching their Macintosh computer line in 1984 - and then revitalizing Apple again in the 90s when it faced market share challenges from Microsoft and IBM. His role at Apple popularized the term evangelism in marketing and technology. He is an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley), and host of the popular Remarkable People podcast. 

Guy has written over 16 best-selling books, including Wise Guy, The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and his latest - Think Remarkable: 9 Paths to Transform Your Life and Make a Difference is part of our conversation. 

Guy was an absolute delight and game for a wide-ranging chat. 

Our conversation points include:

  • Guy’s pathfinder career, from an unwilling law student to reluctant med student to passionate business leader.
  • On family expectations and perspectives on “quitting.”
  • His stint in the jewelry business.
  • On selling as a fundamental life skill beyond just business.
  • Guy reflects on his time at Apple.
  • Working under Steve Jobs.
  • The transformation of tech sales.
  • Apple’s struggles and resurgence in the 90s
  • Guy's innovation of the email newsletter (via listserver) during his second stint at Apple 
  • Insights into the power of maintaining a positive narrative during Apple's turnaround
  • On Artificial Intelligence.
  • His views on social media and what he uses now platforms.
  • Writing and Podcasting: Guy shares insights into his writing process.
  • The resilience of remarkable individuals inspired by stories from his book and podcast.

Guy Kawasaki's story is one of passion pursuit, intellectual curiosity, and a deep-seated desire to make a meaningful impact. His work continues to inspire a new generation of thinkers, innovators, and creators.


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