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Guy Kawasaki: Lessons from Silicon Valley

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Guy Kawasaki has been a fixture in Silicon Valley and the tech world since he was part of Apple's original Macintosh team in the 1980s. He's widely respected as a source of wisdom about entrepreneurship, venture capital, marketing and business evangelism. But before all that, he was just a middle-class kid in Hawaii, a grandson of Japanese immigrants.

Kawaski's new book, Wise Guy, is this unique tech icon's opportunity to share what he has learned throughout his life. In his more than 10 previous best-selling books, Kawasaki has shared business insights that have been taught at business schools across the country and inspired innovators. In this most recent book, Kawsaki takes readers through his surprising journey and focuses on the experiences that have enlightened and inspired him. Guy covers everything from moral values to business skills to parenting.

At a time when the tech world is under a microscope and wide swaths of the public are looking for more from their business leaders, Kawasaki's latest book comes at a perfect time, for him and the general public. Please join for a conversation with one of the top tech leaders of our time. 

Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. He is also the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment and nine other books. 

April 1, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Guy Kawasaki

Chief Evangelist, Canva; Author, Wise Guy

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John Boland

President, KQED