‘Dad’ asks 11 questions.
Guy Kawasaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, is a venture capitalist who was partly responsible for marketing the Apple Macintosh way back in 1984. Kawasaki has a B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and an MBA from University of California, Los Angeles. He is Japanese American and a native of Honolulu, Hawaii where he attended the prestigious Iolani School.
He is currently CEO of Garage Technology Ventures, a venture capital firm which specializes in high-technology startup firms located in Silicon Valley, California.
Recently he did an interview with the ‘ultrapreneur’, Donald Trump, who gave assertive answers to every question asked.
- If you, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Herb Kelleher and Larry Ellison got marooned on a desert island, who would end up running the place and who would end up as dinner?
- How long would Larry and Sergei, the co-founders of Google, last on your show?
- Would you fire your son or daughter?
- What do you do to chill out?
- At the end of our life, what do you want to be remembered for?
- What’s the difference between the Donald Trump on “The Apprentice” and the Donald Trump in every day business meetings?
- If you could apprentice with anyone in history, who would it be?
- Not many people make billions, lose billions, and then make billions all over again. How did you pull this off?
- If you graduated from Wharton in 2006 instead of in the 1960s, what industry would you go into?
- What do you think of two guys in a garage showing amateur videos selling out for $1.7 billion?
- TV is TV, real life is real life: What’s the most important real-life advice you can give to an entrepreneur?
We would find a way to order in and have a productive meeting at the same time.
That would depend on whether they were good team players and if they had an original idea or two.
Yes, if they deserved it, but fortunately they are well prepared for their positions, so I doubt they would ever merit being fired.
Playing golf provides me with my version of chilling out, plus I develop golf courses, so it’s a productive way to spend my chill time.
As a builder who has enhanced the cities and communities where I have built and/or developed.
Business meetings are more about negotiation skills whereas “The Apprentice” falls into the job interview or audition category. I have business meetings with people who are looking to do business, not people who are looking for a job. My attitude on “The Apprentice” is as an employer looking at possible future employees. I don’t look to mold any of my business associates.
My father was a great mentor. He’d be hard to replace.
To me it was a blip, not a catastrophe. I knew I was destined to succeed, and I kept focused on that belief. I’m very tenacious…and I don’t give up.
Real estate. I love it and it still exists as a career and as a viable passion.
I’d say they had a great idea—my hat’s off to them.
You have to love what you do. Without passion, great success is hard to come by. An entrepreneur will have tough times if he or she isn’t passionate about what they’re doing. People who love what they’re doing don’t give up. It’s never even a consideration. It’s a pretty simple formula.
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