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Kawasaki argues that in business and personal interactions, your goal is not merely to get what you want but to bring about a voluntary, enduring, and delightful change in other people. By enlisting their own goals and desires, by being likable and trustworthy, and by framing a cause that others can embrace, you can change hearts, minds, and actions. For instance, enchantment is what enabled . . .
• A Peace Corps volunteer to finesse a potentially violent confrontation with armed guerrillas.
• A small cable channel (E!) to win the TV broadcast rights to radio superstar Howard Stern.
• A seemingly crazy new running shoe (Vibram Five Fingers) to methodically build a passionate customer base.
• A Canadian crystal maker (Nova Scotian Crystal) to turn observers into buyers.
This book explains all the tactics you need to prepare and launch an enchantment campaign; to get the most from both push and pull technologies; and to enchant your customers, your employees, and even your boss. It shows how enchantment can turn difficult decisions your way, at times when intangibles mean more than hard facts. It will help you overcome other people's entrenched habits and defy the not-always-wise "wisdom of the crowd."
Kawasaki's lessons are drawn from his tenure at one of the most enchanting organizations of all time, Apple, as well as his decades of experience as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. There are few people in the world more qualified to teach you how to enchant people.
As Kawasaki writes, "Want to change the world? Change caterpillars into butterflies? This takes more than run-of-the-mill relationships. You need to convince people to dream the same dream that you do." That's a big goal, but one that's possible for all of us.
Guy Kawasaki has been a fixture in the tech world since he was part of Apple's original Macintosh team in the 1980s. He's widely respected as a source of wisdom about entrepreneurship, venture capital, marketing, and business evangelism, which he's shared in bestselling books such as The Art of the Start and Enchantment. But before all that, he was just a middle-class kid in Hawaii, a grandson of Japanese immigrants, who loved football and got a C+ in 9th grade English.
Wise Guy, his most personal book, is about his surprising journey. It's not a traditional memoir but a series of vignettes. He toyed with calling it Miso Soup for the Soul, because these stories (like those in the Chicken Soup series) reflect a wide range of experiences that have enlightened and inspired him.
For instance, you'll follow Guy as he . . .
• Gets his first real job in the jewelry business--which turned out to be surprisingly useful training for the tech world.
• Disparages one of Apple's potential partners in front of that company's CEO, at the sneaky instigation of Steve Jobs.
• Blows up his Apple career with a single sentence, after Jobs withholds a pre-release copy of the Think Different ad campaign: "That's okay, Steve, I don't trust you either."
• Reevaluates his self-importance after being mistaken for Jackie Chan by four young women.
• Takes up surfing at age 62--which teaches him that you can discover a new passion at any age, but younger is easier!
Guy covers everything from moral values to business skills to parenting. As he writes, "I hope my stories help you live a more joyous, productive, and meaningful life. If Wise Guy succeeds at this, then that's the best story of all."
El arte de empezar es un bestseller clásico que explica cómo convertir el lanzamiento de un producto, servicio o idea en un éxito de ventas. En esta nueva edición, revisada y actualizada, se ha incorporado todo lo relativo al marketing online y a la transformación digital.
Una década después de su primera edición, el autor ha recuperado su obra maestra para incluir sus consejos sobre las herramientas que permiten, ahora más que nunca, emprender un negocio: recursos tales como las redes sociales, el crowdfunding o el cloud computing.
Tanto si estás pensando en montar tu propio negocio como si ya lo tienes o quieres probar la intraemprendeduría dentro de tu propia empresa, El arte de empezar 2.0 te ayudará a convertir tus ideas en realidad.
But there’s no one quite like Guy Kawasaki, the legendary former chief evangelist for Apple and one of the pioneers of business blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, Tumbling, and much, much more. Now Guy has teamed up with Peg Fitzpatrick, who he says is the best social-media person he’s ever met, to offer The Art of Social Media—the one essential guide you need to get the most bang for your time, effort, and money.
With over one hundred practical tips, tricks, and insights, Guy and Peg present a bottom-up strategy to produce a focused, thorough, and compelling presence on the most popular social-media platforms. They guide you through steps to build your foundation, amass your digital assets, optimize your profile, attract more followers, and effectively integrate social media and blogging.
For beginners overwhelmed by too many choices as well as seasoned professionals eager to improve their game, The Art of Social Media is full of tactics that have been proven to work in the real world. Or as Guy puts it, “great stuff, no fluff.”
Conseguir cautivar, tal como lo define Guy Kawasaki, el gurú de los negocios, no consiste en manipular a la gente. Se trata, sin embargo, de transformar situaciones y relaciones humanas.
Supone convertir la hostilidad en civismo para que al final derive en afinidad. Consiste, en definitiva, en convertir a los escépticos y cínicos en creyentes, y a los indecisos en fieles.
Una persona puede ser cautivada en una mera transacción comercial, una negociación de alto nivel o con una simple actualización de estado en Facebook. Cautivar de una manera correcta tiene más poder que la persuasión tradicional, la influencia o las diversas técnicas comerciales conocidas hasta ahora.
Este libro le explica todas las tácticas que necesita conocer para preparar e iniciar una estrategia que cautive a sus clientes, sus empleados e incluso a su jefe. Además, le ayudará a superar los malos hábitos arraigados en otras personas y a desafiar la supuesta «sabiduría de la multitud».
Las enseñanzas que nos muestra Kawasaki en esta obra son fruto, en gran parte, de los años que ha trabajado en Apple, una de las multinacionales más cautivadoras de todos los tiempos, y también de su larga experiencia como empresario.
Hay pocas personas en el mundo más cualificadas que él para enseñar a la gente cómo cautivar.
For a quarter of a century, in his various guises as an entrepreneur, evangelist, venture capitalist, and guru, Guy Kawasaki has cast an irreverent eye on the dubious trends, sketchy theories, and outright foolishness of what so often passes for business today. Too many people frantically chase the Next Big Thing only to discover that all they've made is the Last Big Mistake.
Reality Check is Kawasaki's all-in-one guide for starting and operating great organizations-ones that stand the test of time and ignore any passing fads in business theory. This indispensable volume collects, updates, and expands the best entries from his popular blog and features his inimitable take on everything from effective e-mailing to sucking up to preventing "bozo explosions."
Author and founder of The Icarus Project.
With Shawn Welch, a tech wizard, I wrote APE to help people take control of their writing careers. APE's thesis is powerful yet simple: filling the roles of Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur yields results that rival traditional publishing. We call this "artisanal publishing"--that is, when writers who love their craft control the publishing process and produce high-quality books.
APE is 300 pages of step-by-step, tactical advice and practical inspiration. If you want a hype-filled, get-rich-quick book, you should look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you want a comprehensive and realistic guide to self-publishing, APE is the answer.
[ Author ]
1. Should You Write a Book?
2. A Review of Traditional Publishing
3. The Self-Publishing Revolution
4. The Ascent of Ebooks
5. Tools for Writers
6. How to Write Your Book
7. How to Finance Your Book
[ Publisher ]
8. How to Edit Your Book
9. How to Avoid the Self-Published Look
10. How to Get an Effective Book Cover
11. Understanding Book Distribution
12. How to Sell Your Ebook Through Amazon,
Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, and Kobo
13. How to Convert Your File
14. How to Sell Ebooks Directly to Readers
15. How to Use Author-Services Companies
16. How to Use Print-on-Demand Companies
17. How to Upload Your Book
18. How to Price Your Book
19. How to Create Audio and Foreign Language
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Guy Kawasaki vous donne les clefs pour positionner votre produit, créer votre mantra, trouver votre business model, faire un pitch, rechercher des investisseurs, constituer une équipe de choc... Et répond aux bonnes questions que se posent tous les entrepreneurs : faut-il protéger son idée, bootstrapper ou lever des fonds, faire un partenariat... ou non.
En lisant L'Art de se lancer 2.0, vous vous sentirez de connivence avec un Guy Kawasaki à l'humour décapant, parfois même provocant, mais dont les conseils restent toujours bienveillants, personne ne connaissant mieux que lui les phases d'inquiétudes par lesquellespasse tout entrepreneur.
If you were intrigued by the title of this book, you are probably the type of business book reader who's had enough of management self-help and touchy-feely tomes, enough of how-to guides that encourage you to take the kinder, gentler approach to competitors, customers, and employees. You are ready for the gloves to come off, and the one thing you'll want in your hands when they do is the first can-do, how-to, kick-butt gonzo guide to driving your competitors off the deep end.
In the time-honored tradition of the maxim "It's not how you play the game, but whether you win or lose," Forbes columnist and bestselling author of Selling the Dream Guy Kawasaki has written the definitive take-no-prisoners guide to help the Davids beat the Goliaths. The product of Kawasaki's years of experience as an evangelist for the then-upstart Apple and as a computer guru and business strategist, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy is an invaluable source book of irreverent and sometimes extreme stratagems in sales, marketing, production, and human resources that will help your company or organization get and keep the upper hand.
Whether you are launching a new company or product, consolidating your strength in the marketplace, or trying to hold your own against a competitor with greater resources, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy offers a comprehensive blueprint for success. From the initial steps of learning as much about your own company as you do about your enemy to advanced techniques like playing with your opponents' minds, Guy Kawasaki explores every facet of the premise that the best defense is a good offense.
Staking territory somewhere between the arts of Zen and war, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy is a resource no company can afford to be without.
"We didn't expect over 100,000,000 people to join Google+ so quickly. If we had, we might have written a tutorial like this one. Lucky for us, Guy has written this wonderful introduction to Google+. Highly recommended!" Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice-President, Social, Google
"What The Plus is the G+ motherlode! Guy's book will make you fall madly in love with Google+ and never look back!" Mari Smith, author The New Relationship Marketing and coauthor Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day
"People ask me why I like Google+ better. I struggle to find the words, but Guy Kawasaki not only figured it out but shows you how to get the most out of this new social network." Robert Scoble, Rackspace videoblogger