TEC World Leaders Series with Guy Kawasaki


Dear Friends:

Mark your calendars and join us on Thursday, January 24th in Palo Alto for an exciting evening with Guy Kawasaki – a bestselling author of 10 books on entrepreneurship, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, a legendary Apple Fellow, and now an Android Fan.

TEC World Leaders Series are exciting and enlightening keynotes or fireside chats with the gurus of the technology world. Among our speakers were: Pitch Johnson with the stories from the Silicon Valley tranches, Steve Blankwith manual for startups, Tim Draper on how to become a venture capitalist, Marten Mickos with his life story and vision on how to build successful businesses, and Charles Giancarlo on how to buy Skype , turn it around and make $5B of profit in less than two years.


  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm     Registration and Reception
  • 7:00pm-8:15pm       Fireside Chat with Guy Kawasaki
  • 8:15pm-9:00pm       Networking

When: January 24, 2012, Thursday
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA

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Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki is the author of ten books including Enchantment, Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Guy Kawasaki was a keynote speaker at SVOD2009 and SVOD2008 Technology Investment Conferences.

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