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AmCham ICT Committee Event - Interesting indeed (Moscow)

Dear InterNations members;

There will be an AmCham ICT Committee event at 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, Protected content SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management (main auditorium). Click here for directions to the SKOLKOVO campus.

This event is being organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia in conjunction with the SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management Startup Academy.

Guy Kawasaki (upper right) will speak on:

Technologies For The Future

The event will be moderated by

Andrey Sharonov (lower right)

Rector, SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management

Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of, an "online magazine rack" of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki is the author of ten books including Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions, Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. He has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

While in the M.B.A. program at UCLA Anderson, Kawasaki worked for a fine-jewelry manufacturer called Nova Stylings. From Nova and its CEO Marty Gruber, he "learned how to sell," and says, "this skill was vital to my entire career."

Kawasaki remained at Nova for a few years until he left to work for an educational software company called EduWare Services. Next, his Stanford roommate got him a job at Apple. Kawasaki was immediately impressed with the company and for four years he evangelized Macintosh to software and hardware developers and led the charge against "world-wide domination by IBM." He met his wife, Beth, at Apple.

Around Protected content , Kawasaki"s job at Apple was done — Macintosh had plenty of software by that point. He left and started a Macintosh database company called ACIUS. It published a database product called 4th Dimension. Kawasaki ran ACIUS for two years and then left to pursue a career in writing, speaking and consulting. In addition to his books, he has written for Macuser, Macworld and Forbes.

In Protected content , Kawasaki started another software company called Fog City Software that created an email product called Emailer, which was later sold to another company, and a list server product called LetterRip.

Kawasaki returned to Apple in Protected content an Apple fellow. At the time, "according to the pundits, Apple was supposed to die." His job was to maintain and rejuvenate the "Macintosh cult."

A couple years later, Kawasaki left Apple to start an angel investor matchmaking service called The service morphed into an investment bank to help entrepreneurs raise money from venture capitalists. Today, is called Garage Technology Ventures and it is a venture capital firm that makes direct investments in early-stage technology companies. Guy is currently working as a consultant with Motorola Mobility.

If you plan to attend on October 3, please send the following information to Snezhana Zaharycheva at AmCham either by e-mail Protected content or by fax ( Protected content ) by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, Protected content

Name, Position, Company, Telephone

To avoid delays at the SKOLKOVO campus, please RSVP beforehand and bring official identification (passport) with you on the day of the meeting.

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