Guy Kawasaki Quotes

Who on Earth is Guy Kawasaki?

Guy Takeo Kawasaki is an American marketing specialist, author, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist.

Born August 30, 1954

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Best 60 Quotes by Guy Kawasaki

“A real business is one with something to sell — not one where people have business cards and letterhead.”

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“As a rule of thumb, when I see a projection, I add one year to delivery time and multiply revenues by 0.1.”

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“Better to fail at doing the right thing than to succeed at doing the wrong thing.”

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“Call me idealistic, but the genesis of great companies is answering simple questions that change the world, not the desire to become rich.”

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“Don’t stop paying attention to a project because it gets boring.”

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“Eat like a bird, poop like an elephant.”

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“Entrepreneur is not a job title. It is a state of mind of people who want to alter the future.”

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“Evangelism is selling a dream.”

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“Everyone is better than you at something. If you have a tough time accepting others, it’s probably because you think you’re superior to them. However, you’re not superior to every person in every way.”

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“Faith, not facts, moves mountains.”

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“Greatness is won, not awarded.”

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“How about first ensuring that people within a twenty-mile radius like the food before worrying about scaling the restaurant?”

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“How long should our business plan be? Answer you’re looking for: You shouldn’t write a business plan. You should get customers.”

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“I aim to fight as if I am right, and listen as if I am wrong — and to teach my people to do the same thing.”

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“If you are a guru or an expert, people will know it. If you aren’t one, no one is going to believe you.”

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“If you can’t describe your business model in ten words or fewer, you don’t have a business model.”

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“If you make meaning, you’ll probably also make money.”

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“Investors are looking for people who can implement ideas, not only come up with them.”

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“Life is too short to deal with orifices.”

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“Meaning is not creating a cool place to work with free food, Ping-Pong, volleyball, and dogs. Meaning is making the world a better place.”

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“My hypothesis is that the more an entrepreneur insists on a nondisclosure agreement, the less viable the idea.”

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

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“Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.”

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“Simple and to the point is always the best way to get your point across.”

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“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”

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

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“Steve Jobs has a saying that A players hire A players; B players hire C
players; and C players hire D players. It doesn't take long to get to Z
players. This trickle-down effect causes bozo explosions in companies.”

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

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

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

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