As we hit 2,300 interviews, we have had the privilege of hosting some of the most memorable guests from the tech world and beyond. However, due to limitations on Apple Podcasts, some of these interviews are not easily accessible as they only show the last 2,000 episodes. In this episode, we feature some forgotten clips that deserve to be highlighted. From William Shatner talking about singing Pupl’s Common People to Wendy Williams sharing her backstory, we bring you some of the biggest names in the industry.
In today’s age of instant gratification, the importance of hard work and dedication is often overlooked. The stories of individuals investing 10,000 hours to master a skill are seldom told. Wendy Williams, for example, built a 23-year radio career before becoming a talk show host. John Sculley, the former Pepsi CEO, climbed the ranks and later led Apple Computers, learning valuable life lessons along the way.
John Sculley is known for the famous line that Steve Jobs said to him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” This quote is often cited as the turning point in Sculley’s career when he decided to leave his position as the CEO of Pepsi and join Apple Computers Inc. as the CEO in 1983. This anecdote highlights the importance of pursuing impactful and innovative work rather than simply focusing on profit or traditional career paths.
We also take a peek behind the curtain at the early days of Apple with Guy Kawasaki, a marketing expert, who emphasizes that customers can’t always articulate their desires for innovation. Lastly, Marylene Delbourg-Delphis, a tech pioneer and entrepreneur, highlights the importance of adaptability and bridging diverse perspectives. Known as the Duchess of Silicon Valley, she shared her secrets for startup success and how she tempted Guy away from Apple.
These successful individuals demonstrate that the path to greatness requires persistence and continuous learning. Finally, I share a clip of my interview with Gary Vaynerchuck when he predicted Joe Rogan’s 100 million dollar deal before it happened.