StartUp Grind Australia: Guy Kawasaki On Working With Steve Jobs At Apple

Start up Grind Australia: Guy Kawasaki On Working With Steve Jobs At Apple

Speaking at the MYOB breakfast in the lead up to StartUp Grind Australia in Melbourne, author Guy Kawasaki got straight to the point when it came to his former boss Steve Jobs.

Discussing his role at Apple, he said: “Yes, he was an ‘asshole’ but I’d do it all again. I am who I am because of Steve Jobs.”


Later he told the packed auditorium at StartUp Grind in Melbourne’s Convention Centre that he knows one thing for sure about entrepreneurs.

“There’s only two types of entrepreneurs – one is scared and the other is lying.”

Women Love Tech caught up with Guy Kawasaki – watch our video here.

About Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki is a Silicon Valley veteran with experience at Apple and Google. He has over thirty years of experience with creating innovative products and services and going to market.

Guy has invested in and advised countless startups. He is currently the chief evangelist of Australian unicorn, Canva, an online graphic design tool. Guy is a a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was previously the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Guy is the best-selling author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and nine other wildly successful startup and marketing focused books. He has a combined social media following of over ten million fans.

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Written by Robyn Foyster

Robyn Foyster is an award-winning journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of The Australian Women's Weekly. She is also the owner and publisher of Women Love Tech, Game Changers and The Carousel. Robyn is the owner and founder of a tech business called AR tech, where she helped create the world's first AR community shopping app called Sweep and her team produced the 2018 Vivid app. She is a speaker and a judge of the Telstra Business Awards and Mumbrella Awards. Robyn is passionate about supporting women in STEM.

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