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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Guy Kawasaki on social-media, motorcycle, books, marketing, life, talent, business, simple, care, art, patience and hard-work.

44 Insightful Quotes By Guy Kawasaki That Help In Business & Life Management

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Guy Kawasaki is a distinguished American author, entrepreneur, Silicon Valley capitalist and marketing specialist. In 1984, he worked for ‘Apple’ and was entrusted with the responsibility of marketing their Macintosh computer line. He is accredited with popularizing the word ‘evangelist’ while marketing the Macintosh computer. He is also renowned for the concepts of technology evangelism and evangelism marketing. He was also the part of ‘Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees’, a non-profit operating organization of Wikipedia. He has also expressed his thoughts, views and opinions on subjects close to his heart through his books which include ‘Database 101’ and ‘The Art of Social Media’. Following is a corpus of thoughts and quotable quotes by one of the most prominent sales experts which have been excerpted from his interviews, lectures, writings, books, work, life and public utterances. Read through the quotations and sayings by Guy Kawasaki.

Pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting.

- Guy Kawasaki

Steve [Jobs] proves that it's OK to be an asshole... He just has a different OS.

- Guy Kawasaki

The next time you think that there's something that you "can't live without", wait for a week and then see if you're still alive or not

- The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Guy Kawasaki

If you don't toot your own horn, don't complain that there's no music.

- Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Guy Kawasaki

If you want to make a good first impression, smile at people. What does it cost to smile? Nothing. What does it cost not to smile? Everything, if not smiling prevents you from enchanting people.

- Guy Kawasaki

Go APE: Author a great book, Publish it quickly, and Entrepreneur your way to success. Self-publishing isn’t easy, but it’s fun and sometimes even lucrative. Plus, your book could change the world.

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

While we're living, we need to get over ourselves and accept others if we want to enchant people.

- Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Guy Kawasaki

Take my word for it: More people will like you if you believe that people are good until proven bad.

- Guy Kawasaki

A successful self-publisher must fill three roles: Author, Publisher, and Entrepreneur—or APE.

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

Writing a book isn’t an easy process nor is it always enjoyable, but it is one of life’s most satisfying achievements.

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

Do you know what the difference is between PR and advertising? Advertising is when you say how great you are. PR is when other people say how great you are. PR is better.

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

The first good reason to write a book is to add value to people’s lives.

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.

- Guy Kawasaki

You’ll learn that the key to a great book is editing — grinding, buffing, and polishing — not writing.

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

The self-edited author is as foolish as the self-medicated patient.

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

Organizations are successful because of good implementation,not good business plans.

- Guy Kawasaki

Let yourself be enchanted in small ways.

- Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Guy Kawasaki

Remember that nobodies are the new somebodies.

- Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Guy Kawasaki

Writing is the starting point from which all goodness (and crappiness) flows.

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

Starting your book is only the first five miles of a twenty-six-mile marathon that’s one-third of a triathlon (authoring, publishing, and entrepreneuring).

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

Knowledge is great. Competence is great. But the combination of both encourages people to trust you and increases your powers of enchantment. And in this world, the combination is a breath of fresh air.

- Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Guy Kawasaki

Inertia. Guy’s law of enchantment: “People at rest will remain at rest, and people in motion will keep moving in the same direction unless an outside enchanter acts upon them.

- Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Guy Kawasaki

Eat like a bird, poop like an elephant.

- Guy Kawasaki

If achieving success were easy, more people would do it.

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

When you’ve worked hard and done well and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you.

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

Good blurbs are short, sweet, and limited to six. They answer the question “Why should I buy this book?

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

Want to change the world? Upset the status quo? This takes more than run-of-the-mill relationships. You need to make people dream the same dream that you do.

- Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Guy Kawasaki

Create like a god. Command like a king. Work like a slave. —Constantine Brancusi

- Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Guy Kawasaki

To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all.

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. MARK TWAIN

- The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users, Guy Kawasaki

The beauty of Goodreads is that you know you’re sowing in a field where everyone, by definition and self-selection, loves to read.

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

Suck up with subtlety.

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

From the outside looking in, trying to decipher Google’s search algorithms is like reading tea leaves in a toilet bowl…as it’s flushing. With the lights off.

- What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us, Guy Kawasaki

Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. —Bruce Lee

- The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Guy Kawasaki

The purpose of a pitch is to stimulate interest, not to close a deal.

- The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Guy Kawasaki

Successful companies are started, and made successful, by at least two, and usually more, soulmates.

- The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Guy Kawasaki

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. Oscar Wilde,

- APE: Author, Guy Kawasaki

If you’re not pissing someone off on social media, you’re not using it aggressively enough.

- The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users, Guy Kawasaki

Good enough is good enough. There is time for refinement later. It’s not how great you start—it’s how great you end up.

- The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Guy Kawasaki

oğu girişimci, yalnızca pirin ve soya sosu ile beslenir ve bir yandan da iğneyle kuyu kazarcasına kendi işini kurar.

- The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Guy Kawasaki

The biggest daily challenge of social media is finding enough content to share. We call this “feeding the Content Monster.” There are two ways to do this: content creation and content curation.

- The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users, Guy Kawasaki

If you think that leadership is deciding what you want and telling people to do it, I feel sorry for you. Reality is going kick your ass so far that not even Google will find you.

- The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Guy Kawasaki

The first follower is what transforms the lone nut into a leader,” and in a startup, that first follower is usually a cofounder.

- The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Guy Kawasaki