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December 30, 2005

Better Late Than Arrogant

Welcome to my first attempt at blogging. Admittedly, I’m three years behind the bleeding edge, but I had to get over the inherent arrogance of blogging: that people would give a shitake about what I have to say.

A book every two or three years is one thing, but a daily blog? (Not that I’m committing to daily blog.) However, many people pounded on me, so here goes. Not that you can hold me to this, but I’ll write about entrepreneurship, venture capital, innovation, public speaking, Macintosh, and hockey.

From time to time, I will also discuss things that I do not “know,” but I’ve never let ignorance get in the way of expressing an opinion—and clearly, very few bloggers do! So let the good times roll…

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Comments

This is a great article. I am new to your blog and i like what I see. I look forward to your future work.
I’ve taken a quick look at your postings, which are very interesting. Lots of material and ideas! Congrats on being so focused!

This is the best blog I ever saw. It’s a pleasure. Everyone can learn many things here. Keep going on !

Hey Guy! Welcome to the blogosphere!!!

ceo

Guy,

Thanks for making the leap to blogging for all of us who want to learn from you and see the world through a different perspective than our own. You're going to be a great teacher through this blog, and in advance, thank you for the effort.

Hello Little blogger! Nice to hear we can follow your daily thoughts and opionins. You are a good voice to listen to. cheers

I read your books, might as well read your blog. Welcome to cyberland!!!

Happy New Year and welcome Mr. Kawasaki. I recently added several new (to me) blogs to my roll. Yours is going to the top of my list.

Liked reading about your personal history. A real credible blog. The Art of the Start was inspiration for starting my first company which I just sold. Thanks and keep up the great work!

Welcome, Guy. Good timing: looking forward to seeing you at Macworld Expo/SF next week! 21 years of Expos...who'da thunk it!

Gii;

You've been scolded by Dave Winer; you must be a blogger.

Wilkommen, bienvenu, welcome, c'mon in...

- Lee

Hey Guy -- you were born to blog! Good luck.

-Scott

Some one who writes so well (I read at least two of your books) and speaks so well (I heard you at apple devs conferences) could have problem to write (like me from begining jan last year) day by day?

I do not think so.

You always had lots to say, and will be surely have enough! welcome between us! (again) even if now, I switched after 22 years from Mac to PC, but with the web, who really cares?

go for it!

Hey, Guy. So, was it Rich Karlgaard launching his daily blog that finally shamed you into doing this? :-) Seriously, I like the way you waited and did it right. And your subtitle is a classic. Took me a whole post on "Blogs and Boredom" a while back to say what you do in a dozen words.
As always, you da man...

Guy,

Thanks for getting back to me again. I will keep you "in the loop" - as our mission proceeds. Magazines on both coasts are quite interested - and my hope is that someone as creative and respected as yourself might someday become involved "more deeply."

Hi Guy,

It's good to see you blogging.

One of my favorite recollections of you is from the January 1986 Apple Developer Conference. Someone in the audience asked you about the issue of "Look and Feel". You responded with, "My advice is always look before feeling." The whole audience was cracking up for several minutes.

Don

Hey, I give a sh.. I even bookmarked you!

"Blogger. n. Someone with nothing to say writing for someone with nothing to do."

Guy, that's the kind of thing people used to say about Compuserve users, but with the benefit of hindsight, they turned out to be the vanguard of the online revolution, which was even bigger than the Mac revolution. It led to things like Amazon and eBay and don't forget Expedia, things that are businesses that any VC would have to respect (right?)...

Sheez, people even said things like that about the Macintosh, who needs a mouse and windows, they're just for sissies.

Be careful what you dismiss, you could be missing big opportunities. A lot of other people think so.

I know you didn't think much of scripting technology, but what do you think of RSS? You might not see that the two are related, but they are, the same kind of low-tech-is-better thinking leads to both places.

Anyway, it's great to see you blogging, I'm sure you're going to be a great blogger. You have a lot of experience that people can benefit from.

I'd love to catch up sometime. I live in the Bay Area again, and it would probably be easy to cross paths.

Mazel tov, dude!

Dave

If Tom Peters and Seth Godin can write something worth reading every once in a while... I *KNOW* you can! Glad you're on board. (BTW, nothing wrong with telling how your hockey game's going)

Gerald in Tulsa

Guy, thanks for all those wonderful business insights and welcome to the blogsphere.

Ted Lang
Vive Network
http://www.vivenetwork.com

Guy, we all are excited about you blogging. Six years ago you were my inspiration to Evangelize the handheld platform. Six years later it has made a huge impact for me. Thank you!

Welcome to the world of blogging!

You had significant impact on my Mac software development firm Dreams of the Phoenix in the 80s when you were an evangelist at Apple, so I'll keep an eye on what you have to say ;-)

Welcome and thanks for starting a blog! I don't read a lot of blogs, but after reading Art of the Start I've got this one bookmarked!

GO DALLAS STARS!!!!!

Welcome to the blogosphere! I just finished The Art of the Start, which was phenomenal. I hope you keep it up.

Great to see this Blog. If any entrepreneurs need ideas to light their entrepreneurial quests for 2006, we have put up ideas, some off the wall, some brilliant, some absurd, but all can help you think; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs .

Great book Guy, heck of a read and it will inspire the next generation of superstar entrepreneurs to push beyond the sound and fury and barriers of social conditioning and think beyond the cave. Indeed this is going to be one hell of a great year for the forward progression of the species.

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