85: Keith Kahn Harris: A Lover Of Small Worlds Across The Globe
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Podcast Interview with Mr Keith Khan Harris.
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Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview is, Mr Keith Khan Harris someone with a fascination for unusual facts and I guess characters and communities across the world.
From a young child, he always had a interest for the obscure.
And as we have found time and time again on Join Up Dots, he has now taken this childhood interest and created a career around it by travelling around the world to cultivate his curiosity of the obscure.
Keith Khan Harris is an expert in what he calls “small worlds”, such as the Extreme Metal scene, and the British Jewish community, he loves to research and participate in these communities, and after graduating as a sociologist at University found himself drawn again and again to these worlds.
But what became clear is that there are huge commonalities within these small groups, and he developed this interest, by investigating the Luxemburg water-skiing scene, interviewing the most powerful politician in Alderney, and even jumped across the water to meet the Icelandic special forces known as the Viking squad.
So what got Keith going in this direction, and how has he managed to create a life that is both hugely fascinating, but anything but usual?
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs with the one and only Mr Keith Kahn Harris.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as:
How as a child he would love noting more than having his head deep inside the Guinness Book of Records to find obscure facts at breakfast time!
How he loves his work, but put up with the drudgery of the administration, just to keep on creating!
How there are more Tigers in Texas, USA than anywhere else on Earth!
How he has an “Evernote” of ideas that he would love to pursue, but unfortunately doesn’t have the time!
How he would tell his younger self to not worry so much about marriage, and having a family, and just go out and enjoy themselves!
What he would class as the mark he has left on this planet when his time on the planet is up!
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