The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz

Ep. 24: Futurist, Author, Maker, Tech Advocate, and Radical Optimist, Kevin Kelly

May 16, 2023 Eric Teplitz / Kevin Kelly Season 2 Episode 24
Ep. 24: Futurist, Author, Maker, Tech Advocate, and Radical Optimist, Kevin Kelly
The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz
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The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz
Ep. 24: Futurist, Author, Maker, Tech Advocate, and Radical Optimist, Kevin Kelly
May 16, 2023 Season 2 Episode 24
Eric Teplitz / Kevin Kelly

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Kevin Kelly is a person of restless curiosity and an avid maker of things.

As a child, he built a model railway and a nature museum in his basement. Since then he has gone on to build a house, small mail-order businesses, and an adventurous life filled with travel and many unexpected twists and turns. He has taken innumerable photographs, co-founded WIRED Magazine, authored a number of books, and he creates a new piece of art every day.

His most recent book is a collection of 450 pithy bits of advice on a wide range of subjects called  Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I'd Known Earlier.

Referenced in this episode, and highly recommended:
This American Life segment, "Die in Six Months": https://www.thisamericanlife.org/50/shoulda-been-dead/act-one
This I Believe, "The Universe is Conspiring to Help Us": https://www.npr.org/2008/01/27/18463814/the-universe-is-conspiring-to-help-us

Kevin Kelly Links:
Website: https://kk.org/
Free newsletter: https://www.recomendo.com/
"Excellent Advice" book: https://www.amazon.com/Excellent-Advice-Living-Wisdom-Earlier/dp/0593654528?crid=8M6A6PBDFK6W&keywords=excellent+advice+for+living&qid=1672259819&s=books&sprefix=excellent+adv,stripbooks,187&sr=1-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=tipstoolshoptales-20&linkId=7b4fe881f112b0d6fad4836e182d4c13&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a FREE coaching consultation: http://ericteplitz.com/work-with-me/
Access a FREE preview of Eric's online course "Opening to Greater Possibilities": https://ericteplitz.thinkific.com/

Support the Show.

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Send us a Text Message.

Kevin Kelly is a person of restless curiosity and an avid maker of things.

As a child, he built a model railway and a nature museum in his basement. Since then he has gone on to build a house, small mail-order businesses, and an adventurous life filled with travel and many unexpected twists and turns. He has taken innumerable photographs, co-founded WIRED Magazine, authored a number of books, and he creates a new piece of art every day.

His most recent book is a collection of 450 pithy bits of advice on a wide range of subjects called  Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I'd Known Earlier.

Referenced in this episode, and highly recommended:
This American Life segment, "Die in Six Months": https://www.thisamericanlife.org/50/shoulda-been-dead/act-one
This I Believe, "The Universe is Conspiring to Help Us": https://www.npr.org/2008/01/27/18463814/the-universe-is-conspiring-to-help-us

Kevin Kelly Links:
Website: https://kk.org/
Free newsletter: https://www.recomendo.com/
"Excellent Advice" book: https://www.amazon.com/Excellent-Advice-Living-Wisdom-Earlier/dp/0593654528?crid=8M6A6PBDFK6W&keywords=excellent+advice+for+living&qid=1672259819&s=books&sprefix=excellent+adv,stripbooks,187&sr=1-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=tipstoolshoptales-20&linkId=7b4fe881f112b0d6fad4836e182d4c13&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a FREE coaching consultation: http://ericteplitz.com/work-with-me/
Access a FREE preview of Eric's online course "Opening to Greater Possibilities": https://ericteplitz.thinkific.com/

Support the Show.

The Person You Want to Be intro
Introducing Kevin Kelly
Childhood propensity for making things
The limitation that bothered Kevin most
Learning from how-to books
A brief stint in college
Photography: the perfect blend of art and science
How reading led to travel
Why Kevin decided not to make photography his profession
What international communication looked like in the '70s
A religious conversion in Jerusalem
On gratitude
Hiking the Appalachian Trail
How early entrepreneurial efforts led to Kevin's dream job
Having low expectations and celebrating small victories
Meeting his wife, Gia-Miin
"A pigeon overlooked"
What Technology Wants
On optimism
What Kevin wants