Posts Tagged ‘Guy Kawasaki’

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Guy Kawasaki

by Scott Edward Walker on April 6th, 2011

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week we post a short video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs succeed.

This week, we again present Guy Kawasaki, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, co-founder of Alltop and a very smart marketing guy.  In this interesting, three-minute clip (courtesy of Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner), Guy discusses the three keys to increasing your likability (simple, but important stuff).  I hope you enjoy it.  Cheers, Scott

5 Common Mistakes in Pitch Decks

by Scott Edward Walker on September 29th, 2010


Pitch Deck

As a corporate lawyer for entrepreneurs, I am often asked to review “pitch decks” or “decks.”  A deck is a collection of PowerPoint slides created by founders to raise funds from investors.  The deck can be sent to investors as a stand-alone document (e.g., via email) or it can be used in conjunction with an in-person presentation.  I am generally happy to give my input with respect to decks — with the caveat that I’m a lawyer, not an investor.  That being said, here are five common mistakes that I often see:


Walker Twitter Highlights: June 20th – 26th

by Scott Edward Walker on June 27th, 2010

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, blog posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship, business and corporate law issues, and mergers & acquisitions.

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via and two most popular blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Many thanks, Scott