Guy Kawasaki

A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on revolution, create, churn, and evangelization

You need to save some mental, physical, and emotional resources for enhancing your product after you ship. A revolution is a triathlon, not a hundred-yard dash--it requires long distance stamina and multiple skills such as creating, churning, and evangelizing.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services, Pages: 103

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on meaning, money, and entrepreneur

If you make meaning, you'll make money.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Face to Face interview, September 21, 2004

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on evangelists, evangelism, and revolution

The first 90 percent of a revolution is creating the product or service; the second 90 percent is evangelizing it. At the beginning of a revolution, you need evangelists, not sales, because leverage spreads news.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services, Pages: 84

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on leaders, leadership, vision, and serendipity

Great leaders are paradoxical. They catalyze, rather control, the work of their teams. They have an overarching vision for the team but are not autocratic in the realization of this vision. Their eyes are open to whatever results occur--not just planned goals, because serendipity is a great innovator.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services, Pages: 30

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on teams, revolutionary, ability, passion, macintosh, mac, and college

The two most important things about people on a revolutionary team are their ability and passion. Their educational level or work experience is meaningless--most of the engineers who did ground-breaking work of the Macintosh design didn't even graduate from college.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services, Pages: 30-31

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on teams, revolutionary, unity, and passion

Great teams are usually small--under fifty in total head count. (There are few examples of a team made up of hundreds of people who created anything revolutionary.) Big teams aren't conducive to revolutionary products because such products require a high degree of single-mindedness, unity, and unreasonable passion.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services, Pages: 31

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on revolutionary, change, purpose, and potential

If you have revolutionary potential, then you have a moral imperative to  make the world a better place.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services, Pages: 178

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on competition, entrepreneurship, and microsoft

If you truly don't have competition, then zoom out until you can define some. Competition can be as simple as the reliance on the status quo, Microsoft (since at some point Microsoft will compete with everyone for everything), or researchers in universities. Pick something, because saying you have no competition at all is a nonstarter.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, Pages: 127

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on pitching, capital, meaning, purpose, value, and organizations

Skillful pitching... is a necessary, but not sufficient, part of raising capital. More important are the realities of your organization: Are you building something meaningful, long lasting, and valuable to society?

Guy Kawasaki

Source: The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, Pages: 119

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on products, dog food, and churning

Eating your own dog food -- using your own products -- is probably the best way to reinforce the urgency of churning. Kelly Johnson, the leader of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works, once explained why he flew with test pilots in experimental aircraft: "I figured I needed to have hell scared out of me once a year in order to keep a proper balance and viewpoint on designing new aircraft."

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services, Pages: 54

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