Kevin Kelly

19 Kevin Kelly Recommended Books

Kevin Kelly is a renowned American writer, editor, photographer, and futurist. He is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine and the author of “Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World. ” He is also the founder of the popular Cool Tools blog.

19 Books recommended by Kevin Kelly

Shantaram

Shantaram

Author :Gregory David Roberts

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"You get an incredibly vivid, immersive, deep, and in some ways uplifting view of India and the underworld in India, into that part of Asia." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

The Sound of the One Hand

The Sound of the One Hand

281 Zen Koans with Answers

Author :Yoel Hoffman

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Kevin Kelly recommended this book in the "Tools of Titans" book. [Source]

The Qur'an

The Qur'an

Author :-

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"Read it through. It’s an amazing book." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

Childhood's End

Childhood's End

Author :Arthur C. Clarke

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"This story of a singularity always stuck with me as something to prepare for." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

It's All Too Much

It's All Too Much

An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff

Author :Peter Walsh

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"I actually gave it a whole page [in my book 'Cool Tools'] because I thought the message was so profound." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

Peopleware

Peopleware

Productive Projects and Teams

Author :Tom DeMarco

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"A hugely underappreciated book. I remember all kinds of things from it." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

What the Dormouse Said

What the Dormouse Said

How the Sixties Counter culture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry

Author :John Markoff

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"About the hippy origins of the personal computer industry." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

So Good They Can't Ignore You

So Good They Can't Ignore You

Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

Author :Cal Newport

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"What you really want to do is to master something and to use your mastering of something as a way to get to your passion." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

Gödel, Escher, Bach

Gödel, Escher, Bach

An Eternal Golden Braid

Author :Douglas R. Hofstadter

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"Over the years, I kept finding myself returning to its insights, and each time I would arrive at them at a deeper level." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

Future Shock

Future Shock

Author :Alvin Toffler

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"[The author] was the one who introduced the term 'future shock' which was that people would actually have like a resistance or a reaction to the future." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

Gandhi

Gandhi

An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Author :Mahatma Gandhi

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"[This book] curiously led me to Jesus. [The author]'s stance of radical honesty prompted me to attempt the same. It started my spiritual awakening." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead

Author :Ayn Rand

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"By the end of the book, I decided to drop out of school. I never returned. It was the best decision of my life." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

The Essential Rumi

The Essential Rumi

Author :Jalal Al-Din Rumi

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"There is nothing that I enjoy more than at night reading Rumi." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

Finite and Infinite Games

Finite and Infinite Games

Author :James Carse

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"Gave me a mathematical framework for my own spirituality." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko

The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need

Author :Daniel Pink

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"It's a cartoon, basically, and it's aimed at young people as trying to teach them how to become indispensable." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

The Ultimate Resource

The Ultimate Resource

Author :Julian Lincoln Simon

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"[The author]’s clarifying insight—that mind and intelligence can overcome any physical limitations, and are therefore the only scarce resource—has become a big idea that colors much of what I look at today." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

Regional Advantage

Regional Advantage

Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128

Author :AnnaLee Saxenian

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"A really good book." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

The Original 1855 Edition

Author :Walt Whitman

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"While reading this classic poetic ode to America and possibilities ('I am multitude!') my gasket blew, and I became seized with an unstoppable urge to travel." - Kevin Kelly [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What types of books does Kevin Kelly recommend?

Kevin Kelly recommends books on topics such as technology, artificial intelligence, culture, society, history, and business. He also recommends books with a “big-picture” mindset, with the intent of educating readers on a greater level.

Kevin Kelly selects books based on their potential to expand his knowledge, challenge his thinking, and offer unique insights into the future and technology.

Kevin Kelly shares his book recommendations via his blog and social media channels, as well as through physical bookstores and online services. He also maintains a personal list of books he recommends, which is regularly updated.

Kevin Kelly believes that digital books are great for reading, but he still prefers physical books for a fuller experience. Physical books give readers the opportunity to stop and take notes or flip through the pages more easily.