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

Famous As: Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Merchant, Author, Marketing
Born On: August 30, 1954
Born In: Honolulu
Age: 68 Years
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.
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Pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Guy Kawasaki
Let yourself be enchanted in small ways.

Let yourself be enchanted in small ways.

Guy Kawasaki
Remember that nobodies are the new somebodies.

Remember that nobodies are the new somebodies.

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

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

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).

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).

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Guy Kawasaki
Eat like a bird, poop like an elephant.

Eat like a bird, poop like an elephant.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Guy Kawasaki
Suck up with subtlety.

Suck up with subtlety.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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