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Alain Guillot Show

Feb 22, 2020

David Kadavy is a creative entrepreneur, author, podcaster, speaker, and creative productivity expert.

But the thing that intrigued me the most is his decision to move from the U.S. to Colombia.

Books written by David:

  • The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating & Start Creating,
  • Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty

Podcast: Love Your Work

In 2004, David was stuck in a cubicle in Nebraska. One day he gained enough confidence to write a blog post. That blog post started a series of events that David could have never anticipated.

When he was in college, he went to Rome as an exchange student. This trip was like opening Pandora's box. He discovered that there was a whole world to discover and it changed his perspective in life.

He moved to Silicon Valley and worked there for 3 years.

One day he got fires and Instead of looking for another job, he decided to give himself a year to explore things. Then he moved to Chicago. He wanted to experiment winters in a strange way. He wanted to be forced by winter to stay home, and while at home, explore inside of his mind to try to find himself.

After two winters in Chicago, one day of July, he came up with the idea of a talk and a book called "Design for Hackers."

The book was a success. It created speaking opportunities in South America, and that's where the idea of learning Spanish and moving to Colombia was born.