Kevin Kelly – The Formula For The Next 10,000 Startups, Failing Forward, And Becoming A Teaching Organisation

Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, co-founded Wired in 1993 and served as its Executive Editor for the first seven years. His acclaimed book is called The Inevitable, where he discusses the 12 technological forces that will change our future. On today’s show, he talks on how technology will shape organizations and why leaders need to adapt to a teaching mentality within the company.

  • [02:55] – Who is Kevin and what does a typical week look like for him?
  • [06:35] – Kevin talks about one of his books, Cool Tools.
  • [08:10] – Why did Kevin become so optimistic about technology back in the 80’s?
  • [12:05] – Kevin talks about his book The Inevitable, and what it means to entrepreneurs/corporate executives.
  • [15:10] – Questioning authority is now the default.
  • [17:35] – We have to train ourselves on how to scan and use our digital media properly, just like the way we learned how to read, write, and speak.
  • [18:40] – What kind of skills would people need to survive in the future?
  • [19:50] – No matter what career field you’re in, you have to become a teacher in order to effectively disrupt.
  • [21:40] – What does a CEO have to know today?
  • [22:20] – We’re having the second industrial revolution right now – The power of AI.
  • [25:15] – AI will mostly be replacing tedious tasks, other than jobs.
  • [27:25] – Machines are good at answering questions, whereas people are good at asking those questions. This means a good question will be ever more valuable because machines can’t do it.
  • [30:30] – Innovation is primarily failure.
  • [33:30] – There’s no perfect school out there. You, as the parent, have to fill in for your children.
  • [34:05] – The only way we know what technology is good for is by using it, not by prohibiting it.
  • [36:40] – Learning is the new currency.
  • [44:00] – China is going a thousand miles into the future; however, they still don’t know where they want to go.
  • [47:15] – What is Kevin afraid about? Treating our AI like slaves.
  • [51:20] – What’s the next big project for Kevin?

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