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Guy Kawasaki Quotes

Guy Kawasaki
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
Guy Kawasaki
#American Businessman #Art

Guy Kawasaki
You say: "I'm bright and ambitious." Investor thinks: "That's a relief because I usually invest in stupid and lazy people."
Guy Kawasaki
#Angels

Guy Kawasaki
You say: "I'm a blue sky thinker." Investor thinks: "You have no business model, and you don't know how to ship."
Guy Kawasaki
#Angels

Guy Kawasaki
You say: "I don't know much about your firm, but I thought I'd contact you anyway." Investor thinks: "You're a lazy idiot--why are you wasting my time?"
Guy Kawasaki
#Angels

Guy Kawasaki
You say: "I've always wanted to be an entrepreneur." Investor thinks: "I've always wanted to be a professional golfer. So what if you always wanted to be an entrepreneur?"
Guy Kawasaki
#Angels

Guy Kawasaki
You say: "If you sign an NDA, I'll tell you my idea." Investor thinks: "You are clueless. How can you not know that venture capitalists don't sign NDAs?"
Guy Kawasaki
#Angels

Guy Kawasaki
You say: "The last time I contacted you, I..." Investor thinks: "I'm going to fire my secretary for putting this clown on my calendar again."
Guy Kawasaki
#Angels

Guy Kawasaki
Here's what you should say [to investor]: "This is what my company does..." It's that simple. What you're trying to do is get potential investors to fantasize about how your product or service will make a boatload of money. They can't fantasize if they don't know what you do.
Guy Kawasaki
#Angels

Guy Kawasaki
I think the crisis part is over. Certainly, we still have a lot of hard work to do.
Guy Kawasaki
#Crisis

Guy Kawasaki
A crash is when your competitor's program dies. When your program dies, it is an 'idiosyncrasy'.
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#American Businessman

Guy Kawasaki
A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent.
Guy Kawasaki
#American Businessman #Hard Work

Guy Kawasaki
The angels started singing, the clouds parted, it was a religious experience. I've never had the same reaction to a product, not in 25 years.
Guy Kawasaki
#Angels

Guy Kawasaki
You say: "My goal is to build a world-class company." Investor thinks: "How about you ship and sell the first copy before we talk about world-class anything?"
Guy Kawasaki
#Angels

Guy Kawasaki
Evangelism is selling a dream.
Guy Kawasaki
#American Businessman

Guy Kawasaki
Simple and to the point is always the best way to get your point across.
Guy Kawasaki
#American Businessman

Guy Kawasaki
Don't worry, be crappy. Revolutionary means you ship and then test... Lots of things made the first Mac in 1984 a piece of crap - but it was a revolutionary piece of crap.
Guy Kawasaki
#American Businessman #Revolution

Guy Kawasaki
Yes, but he's back again, ... As a company grows larger and larger it will have to bring in different types of managers.
Guy Kawasaki
#Company

Guy Kawasaki
It's a little ridiculous,
Guy Kawasaki
#Ridiculous

Guy Kawasaki
[Create your team first, and then look for the money. The days when investors would fork over cash for a promise are gone.] The way you do it is evangelism, ... It's also options, quite frankly.
Guy Kawasaki
#Money

Guy Kawasaki
Our mission is to democratize venture capital. We've made great progress in the U.S. market in 1999. Now we are expanding globally so that talented entrepreneurs in the European high tech centers can get access to the world's best venture investors,
Guy Kawasaki
#Progress

Guy Kawasaki
You have to start with the basic premise that you need to know what your competition is doing,
Guy Kawasaki
#Competition

Guy Kawasaki
How to Drive Your Competition Crazy
Guy Kawasaki
#Competition

Guy Kawasaki
The way you do it is evangelism. It's also options, quite frankly.
Guy Kawasaki
#Evangelism

Guy Kawasaki
They make cool stuff. Sometimes the cool stuff works. And sometimes the cool stuff doesn't work.
Guy Kawasaki
#Work

Guy Kawasaki
It would have taken great courage to do that because at the time, the Macintosh was selling well. You're making $700 gross margin on a Mac and now you're going to go make $35 gross margin on a (software) license? I wish we had, but we didn't. We didn't for that reason.
Guy Kawasaki
#Courage

Guy Kawasaki
Leverage your brand. You shouldn't let two guys in a garage eat your shorts.
Guy Kawasaki
#American Businessman