Author, Apple Fellow and renowned Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Guy Kawasaki is headed to Australia this weekend to judge the Vodafone App Aid developer competition. Before that goes down, Gizmodo and Vodafone are giving you the chance to be our interviewer in a Google+ Hangout with Guy Kawasaki himself!
Here's how you enter. All you need to do is tell us your two most interesting and insightful questions for Guy Kawasaki that you would ask him if you were selected to join the Hangout. If you win, you'll be the sole representative for Gizmodo Australia in the Vodafone Google+ Hangout with Guy Kawasaki. You'll ask him your competition-winning questions and sit in on the rest of the interview. The video of the Hangout will then be posted to Gizmodo for all to see!
Be quick with your entries, though: entries close at 4:00pm AEST tomorrow (19 September).
Guy will be judging Vodafone App Aid on Saturday, which sees developers come together to generate an idea for the most innovative charity app with the aid of the non-profits like the Starlight Foundation, St Johns Ambulance, the Leukaemia Foundation and Oz Harvest to name a few.
Here's a little about Guy to get your questioning brain in gear:
Guy Kawasaki is a founding partner and entrepreneur-in-residence at Garage Technology Ventures, a seed and early stage venture capital fund. He is also the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web — the success of which is attributed to social networking tools such as Twitter. He is considered one of the top 50 most popular bloggers worldwide, and was recently selected by Invesp.com as the #2 top marketers of 2008.
Previously, Kawasaki was an Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc.
He says, “When I saw what a Macintosh could do, the clouds parted and the angels started singing. For four years I evangelised Macintosh to software and hardware developers and led the charge against worldwide domination by IBM. I also met my wife Beth at Apple during this timeframe-Apple has been very good to me. Around 1987, my job with Apple was done. Macintosh had plenty of software by then, so I left to start a Macintosh database company called ACIUS. It published a product called 4th Dimension. I did this for two years and then left to pursue my bliss of writing, speaking, and consulting.”
Kawasaki's in-depth knowledge of the high-tech industry combined with his years of management experience enables him to address a wide range of audiences. His particular strength is the ability to quickly understand diverse industries and incorporate his pre-existing knowledge into a highly relevant and customised speech. He has spoken for organisations including Nike, Audi, Wal-Mart, Sprint, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Saturn, Stanford University, TIE, Calgary Flames, The Body Shop, MIT, Forbes, and Aveda.
He holds a BA in psychology from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
How Judging Works
- Readers will submit their best and most insightful questions for Guy Kawasaki over the next 24 hours. Entries will close at 4pm AEST 19 September, 2012. Gizmodo editors will then judge the best questions and select the winner.
- Entries close at 4pm AEST on Wednesday, September 19.
- The Guy Kawasaki interviewer will be announced at 4:30pm AEST on Wednesday, September 19.
- Read the full terms and conditions before entering.
- The question(s) must be original and your own.
- Questions must be respectful, relevant and comply with the code of ethics set out in the terms and conditions.
- Winners need to be available at 12pm AEST Sunday, 22 September to participate in the Google+ Hangout with Guy Kawasaki.
- Entries must be submitted via comment on this post.
- You must be an Australian resident and registered with an account bearing an email address where you can be reached should you win the prize.
- One submission per person.
- This prize has no monetary value. It is an experience prize only.
Get questioning, readers!