#753: derek sivers and kevin kelly

This episode is a two-for-one, and that‚Äôs because the podcast recently hit its 10-year anniversary and passed one billion downloads. To celebrate, I‚Äôve curated some of the best of the best‚ÄĒsome of my favorites‚ÄĒfrom more than 700 episodes over the last decade. I could not be more excited. The episode features segments from episode “Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying No to Millions”¬†and “Interview of Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?”

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[05:47] Notes about this supercombo format.

[06:50] Enter Derek Sivers.

[07:20] From pig show busker to circus ringleader.

[10:42] Derek’s framework for developing confidence.

[13:05] “The standard pace is for chumps.”

[18:51] Relaxing for the same result.

[24:01] The origins of “HELL YEAH! or no.”

[26:25] “Busy” implies a life out of control.

[28:03] What inspired the automation of CD Baby?

[33:22] Derek’s billboard.

[34:32] Good advice at any age: “Don’t be a donkey.”

[40:24] Enter Kevin Kelly.

[41:02] Kevin’s biggest regret.

[43:13] Finding contentment in minimalism and “voluntary simplicity” without starving to death.

[50:33] Kevin’s epiphany when he embraced writing as a late bloomer.

[56:40] Why Kevin promised himself he would never resort to teaching English while traveling abroad.

[59:07] Finding purpose through resilience and the creator’s dilemma.

[1:06:50] Why the appeal of being a billionaire is overrated.

[1:11:05] Middle-aged optimization.

[1:15:28] Realizations following a “six months until death” challenge.

[1:20:08] Kevin’s Kickstarter-funded project linking angels and robots.

[1:22:41] Why a self-proclaimed ex-hippie waited until his 50th birthday to try LSD for the first time.

[1:28:43] Why a population implosion is probable in the next 100 years.

[1:36:05] The greatest gift you can give to your child.

[1:38:21] The criteria for Amish technology assimilation.

[1:45:03] What technology-free sabbaticals can do for you.

[1:48:53] Long Now Foundation’s vision of a better civilization.

[1:53:33] The graphic novel teaching young people how to become indispensable.

[1:54:52] An antidote to misguided “follow your passion” advice.

[1:56:44] Kevin’s favorite fiction book.

[1:59:15] The resource Kevin compiled for documentary lovers.

[2:02:47] A name Kevin considers synonymous with “success” (and why success is overrated).

[2:05:46] What Kevin would change about himself.

[2:07:59] Daily rituals.

[2:10:44] How Kevin accumulated enough books to fill a two-story library.

[2:15:19] How Adam Savage from MythBusters transformed Kevin’s method of organization.

[2:17:14] The project everyone should undertake at least once in life.

[2:19:30] Does discovery equal invention?

[2:20:12] Kevin’s advice to his younger self.

[2:23:16] Parting thoughts.


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