Guy Kawasaki gave me (and the Kimchi Mamas) a shout-out on his blog yesterday. Yay! Possibly my favorite quote ever:
Note: There is a contingent of readers of my blog who do not like when I write about blogs/blogging/bloggers. I’d guess there’s also a contingent who do not like when I write about non-business, non-tech, non-male subjects. To these readers, I say in advance: “You can never support a mom, much less a mommy blogger, too much, so deal with it.”
J. and I actually own every book he's ever written (one autographed by Guy personally at a MacWorld in the early 90's...).
When I was fresh out of college and just starting my career bouncing around various Silicon Valley companies (including Cisco and Silicon Graphics), Guy Kawasaki was someone I revered. Firstly, because he was born in Hawaii (like I was) and people from Hawaii love to see other people from Hawaii doing well. Secondly, because back then he was an "Evangelist" for Apple.
As a totally green 21-year-old "Order Administration Specialist II," I had no idea that someone could even have a job title like that. He got paid to talk about how Macs kick-ass. And I thought that ruled.
I think realizing that you could create your job and shape your own destiny like that was a big part of why my goal has always been to do what I love and work on my own terms. It took 13 years to achieve it, but who's counting.
When I made enough money to buy my own computer, I bought a Mac and have been using them ever since. He's the reason.
Thanks for the shout-out, Guy!