Lessons from Apple’s former ‘chief evangelist’ and other entrepreneurship resources [Deals]

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4 hours of top-notch instruction from former Apple Chief Evangelist Guy Kawasaki, who spearheaded marketing for the original 1984 Macintosh.
4 hours of top-notch instruction from former Apple Chief Evangelist Guy Kawasaki, who spearheaded marketing for the original 1984 Macintosh.
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Staying productive in business requires inspiration from study and the examples of others. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the best resources for the budding tech entrepreneur, lessons from one of the top minds at Apple, fundamental startup courses and a lifetime of coding courses. Check out what we’ve rounded up:

9 hard lessons from a top iPad publisher who’s calling it quits

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When the best iPad magazine goes under, you know something's wrong. Photo: The Magazine
When the best iPad magazine around closes up shop, you know something's wrong. Photo: The Magazine

When The Magazine ceases publication this December, owner Glenn Fleishman will be closing shop on an ambitious two-year experiment in digital publishing.

It’s not a total surprise — subscriptions were already on a downward trend when Fleishman transitioned from editor to owner of The Magazine after purchasing the publication from Marco Arment last year — and it’s not a total bummer, either.

In fact, Fleishman says he’s feeling pretty good about stopping here: he’s met his obligation to provide Kickstarter backers with their one-year subscriptions, and he’s ending this fascinating experiment while it’s still profitable.

“I’m even able to pay myself an ever-declining hourly rate for my time,” said Fleishman, who spoke with Cult of Mac about what went right, what went wrong, and his feelings about pulling the plug on a project that was his full-time job for the last year and a half.

Your picks for Apple’s next ‘thought leader’

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Guy Kawasaki Apple should bring back its one-time chief evangelist, says Charles Roberts on Facebook.
Guy Kawasaki Apple should bring back its one-time chief evangelist, says Charles Roberts on Facebook. "Well, I'm pretty sure if Apple hired any but one or two of your suggestions that would be the end of Apple. Elon Musk would be great, but I should add Fred Vogelstein, Walter Issacson, Steve Levy, Walt Mossberg, or even Deepak Chopra. Heck, try to get Guy Kawasaki back, he'd be great." Photo: courtesy Guy Kawasaki

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Cult of Mac readers came through again: after our nominees, here are your semi-serious and sometimes outrageous picks for who should be coming up with the next big ideas at Apple.

One small footnote: Apple tweaked the job title on us. Now they are looking for a “business intelligence thought leader” rather than just a plain old “thought leader,” but the party game is still a fun one.

Ex-Apple Evangelist Guy Kawasaki Now Working For Google At Motorola

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Guy Kawasaki was one of Apple’s most famous evangelists. He’s the guy who helped Steve Jobs market the hell out of the original Macintosh back in 1984 to really put Apple on the map.

Guy left his post as Chief Evangelist of Apple in 1987 and has reclined into a life of venture capitalism along with running his popular blog, but now he’s gearing up to help Google do battle with Apple by advising for Google-owned Motorola.

Former Apple Evangelist Guy Kawasaki Explains Why He’s A Diehard Android User

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Guy Kawasaki was one of the Apple employees behind the legendary marketing of its 1984 Macintosh, and he’s well known among the Apple community for being a former evangelist of the Cupertino company. You might think, then, that when Kawasaki’s phone rings, it’s an iPhone he pulls out of his pocket.

Well that couldn’t be further from the truth. Kawasaki’s a diehard Android fan, and he has been for about a year. He no longer uses any iOS products at all — not even an iPad.