Guy Kawasaki was in Utah speaking on the Art of Innovation. Guy is a humorous speaker. I enjoyed it in spite of the fact that I've heard the talk several times before--on IT Conversations. I listened to the talk twice as we were getting ready to publish it and so I could finish most of Guy's sentences. Nothing wrong with that.
There were a few unique elements to the talk that Guy threw in and he responded well to some technical difficulties with the mic. It was a shame that it happened, but didn't detract too much. I also enjoyed seeing the slides--mostly to see how he used his slides. I like seeing how other people give keynote talks.
Guy's message is a variation on this post on his blog from 2006. He's modified it some. Here's the ten he gave today:
- Make meaning, not money
- Make mantras
- Jump the curve
- Roll the DICEE
- Don't worry, be crappy
- Polarize people
- Let a thousand flowers bloom
- Churn, baby, churn
- Niche thyself
- Follow th 10/20/30 rule
- Don't let the bozos grind you down
Guy had some book recommendations:
- If You Want to Write - substitute whatever you want to do for "write"
- Crossing the Chasm
- The Innovator's Dilemma
- Uncommon Genius
- Influence or (same author--not sure which he was recommending)