Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
I think the most relevant question that engineers start a company with isn't "What's the future?"
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
As much as "Wouldn't it be cool if?"
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Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
A focus group at Apple is defined as Steve's left hemisphere is connected to his right hemisphere!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
That was the 2 members of the focus group! That's it!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
It's very unlikely you can ask a focus group what they want and come up with anything useful!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
I'll save you the money, they'll tell you: Better, Faster, Cheaper Status Quo!
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Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
When somebody says "Come back to us when you have more revenue or when you have a world class team."
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
They're saying NO!
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Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
I have never met a CEO who didn't hire rockstar programmers!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
How come there's so much shitty software out there?
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
I don't know!
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Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
What venture capitalists want to hear in the first 30 seconds is not who the hell you are!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
Cause the odds are, you don't have a proven time record, or else you wouldn't be raising money!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
What you need to do in the first 30 seconds is explain what the hell you do!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
Until you explain what the hell you do, it doesn't matter who you are!
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Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
I know who hires D players! Boards of directors!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
Which is code-word for VCs!
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Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
A+ players don't want to be constantly micromanaged!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
Almost by definition, if you can micromanage somebody, you probably don't have an A+ player.
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Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
Some things need to be believed to be seen.
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
You have to believe in your product, you have to ship it, and then people will see it!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
If you don't believe it then it'll never happen, if you wait for proof it will never happen.
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
You have to believe!
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Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
Hire people who're better than you!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
If you're the CEO you should say with great pride:
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
"I have someone in charge of sales who's better at sales than I am!"
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Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
Steve Jobs taught me that A players hire A players! B players hire C players!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
When you hire a C player, guess what a C player hires? A D player!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
This is called a Bozo Explosion!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
The moment you lower your standards and hire a B player is when a Bozo Explosion starts!
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Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
Apple's testimony is that value is very different from price.
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
If you compete on price as an entrepreneur, it's a very very difficult thing!
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Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
Don't worship religions and fads! At one point, Apple believed that a closed system would work,
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
at one point it believed a closed system would work!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
Apple was never stuck on whether we followed the open or closed model!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
All that mattered to Apple and Steve is it either worked or not!
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Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
If you truly want to be an entrepreneur and innovator, you have to jump curves!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
You don't do things 10% better, you do things 10 times better!
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Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
In your presentations, it's a very simple algorithm, use big graphics and big font!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
Steve Jobs puts up slides that are one word! His minimum font size seems to be about 60 points!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
BIG Graphics, BIG Font!
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Created by doublezeta 6 days ago for
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
Don't think about human interface and design like a little layer on top of your great algorithms!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
For what it is, it IS the product for most people!
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
It's not the great algorithm, it's the skin of it. Design truly does count!
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