18: Kenny Felder: A Man With No Plan, But A Great Life
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Podcast Interview with Kenny Felder
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Todays guest being interviewed on todays Join Up Dots podcast, could well have been created specially for a programme called “Join Up Dots”
His life has been….well unplanned at the best of times.
But I suppose it is having this freedom of choice which has allowed him to experience many things, that probably wouldn’t have seemed likely if he had planned.
Leaving University with two degrees “Physics” and “English”, which he quite openly admits have been about as useful as a chocolate teapot, and certainly less than helpful to getting a great job, Kenny Felder found himself at a crossroads.
His enthusiasm at a low point, his choices equally low, he stumbled into computers, and despite no interest in either them or programming ended up building a software company on his dining room table, that was bought by a long forgotten company called “Microsoft.”
Whatever happened to Microsoft I ask you?
Well that is just the beginning of his story, and with additional chapters entailing teaching maths to hundreds of students for over 16 years, writing a forthcoming book with his brother “Math Methods in Engineering and Physics”, and I can only guess lots of other clever stuff, we better get going.
But before that, one more thing, did I tell you that to this day Kenny has no educational certification or credentials to his name either.
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 Kenny Felder.
During todays show we discussed such weighty topics such as:
Education shouldn’t be simply about choosing subjects that lead to a career, but instead choosing subjects that ignite your passions!
How Michael Jordans career highlight has to be playing basketball with Bugs Bunny!
How sometimes life is a series of stumbles and choices that can take you in directions you could never have planned!
How pizza is the thing that ignites all Americans!
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