The Social CMO – Guy Kawasaki Part I

Here’s Part 1 of yet another exclusive interview in The Social CMO series brought to you by The Social Business School. Our guest of honor today is; drumroll please – Guy Kawasaki.

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Unless you’re living under a rock, who hasn’t heard of Guy Kawasaki! Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Guy about a lot of things: from his personal life to social media, from his favorite social media tools to how he manages his time and what’s next for Guy Kawasaki?

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Here are 10 lesser known facts about Guy that I found really interesting and worth sharing. I hope you’ll enjoy them as well. Take a look:

1. I took up ice hockey at 48
2. I quit law school after one week
3. I was rejected by Stanford Business School
4. I love to wash, dry and fold but hate putting clothes away
5. I love Spam (the food)
6. I never talk to the person I’m sitting next to on a plane
7. My first real job was selling jewelry
8. I love to freecycle
9. I want to own a Porsche 911 before I die
10. I have a titanium pin in my head to hold a hearing device
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Author: Shilpi Agarwal Shilpi is a Social Data Evangelist + Analytical Nerd + Design Junkie. She leads Social Strategi, a Social Media Agency with data intelligence chops that harnesses the power of social data intelligence to strategize and execute paid media campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google. She’s also a Speaker, Podcast Host and Startup Mentor who believes Social (Media + Data + Good) = Growth.