My guest today has been writing on the Internet since 1982 and Tim Ferris calls him the Most Interesting Man in the World.
He has spent the past 40+ years living project to project, accomplishing some truly impressive feats in the process without ever attending college or university.
From 1984 to 1990, he was the publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review. In 1993, he cofounded Wired magazine and served as its Executive Editor for the first seven years. He is now Senior Maverick for Wired.
He is a cofounder and editor of the popular Cool Tools website.
My guest is also a world-renowned bestselling author of countless books, with his latest called The Inevitable. He is also the author of the now legendary (and viral) Internet piece called 1,000 True Fans.
Now, let’s hack …
In this 46-minute episode Kevin Kelly and I discuss:
- The importance of asking the dumb questions and critiquing your own thoughts in writing
- Recognizing knowledge and information as a commodity
- Establishing your voice on the Internet and finding a niche audience
- Honoring the middle-ground between brick & mortar and Amazon.com
- Saying yes to the right ideas and learning to say no to the others
- The catch-22 of being successful and embracing failure