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Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly on embracing interruptions, getting into flow, and what makes a great questio‪n‬ How I Work

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My guest today is Kevin Kelly. Kevin is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor for its first seven years. His most recent book is The Inevitable, which is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He co-founded the Hackers’ Conference and also the Quantified Self movement. He writes one of my favourite newsletters, Recomendo, hosts the Cool Tools podcast, and also founded the very popular Cool Tools website back in 2003, in which a new tool is reviewed every single day.

We cover:
Kevin’s approach to learning about new topics
How Kevin approaches buying new tools and gadgets
Kevin’s search hacks when trying to find something on Youtube
Kevin’s views on why Youtube is under-appreciated
The new habits Kevin is trying to build
Why Kevin embraces interruptions
Kevin’s trick for getting himself in flow
How Kevin decides which requests to say yes to
What Kevin lacks that makes him a great listener
What makes a great question
The best thing Kevin invested in after leaving Wired
The number one thing Kevin looks for when recruiting new team members or collaborators
The gadgets that bring Kevin the most joy
Kevin's favourite apps

Links to things Kevin mentioned:
Minimalism Notebooks
Tide Trac
Seek
Subscribe to Recomendo
Cool tools podcast
Cool tools website
Vanishing Asia
68 bits of unsolicited advice
Follow Kevin on Twitter
 
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

My guest today is Kevin Kelly. Kevin is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor for its first seven years. His most recent book is The Inevitable, which is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He co-founded the Hackers’ Conference and also the Quantified Self movement. He writes one of my favourite newsletters, Recomendo, hosts the Cool Tools podcast, and also founded the very popular Cool Tools website back in 2003, in which a new tool is reviewed every single day.

We cover:
Kevin’s approach to learning about new topics
How Kevin approaches buying new tools and gadgets
Kevin’s search hacks when trying to find something on Youtube
Kevin’s views on why Youtube is under-appreciated
The new habits Kevin is trying to build
Why Kevin embraces interruptions
Kevin’s trick for getting himself in flow
How Kevin decides which requests to say yes to
What Kevin lacks that makes him a great listener
What makes a great question
The best thing Kevin invested in after leaving Wired
The number one thing Kevin looks for when recruiting new team members or collaborators
The gadgets that bring Kevin the most joy
Kevin's favourite apps

Links to things Kevin mentioned:
Minimalism Notebooks
Tide Trac
Seek
Subscribe to Recomendo
Cool tools podcast
Cool tools website
Vanishing Asia
68 bits of unsolicited advice
Follow Kevin on Twitter
 
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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