Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.
Books & Booze
Retired politician, current entrepreneur, author, and world traveler Elliot Killian sits down to discuss a variety of interesting topics including: How Elliott ran for elected office at age 19 (and won), Elliott’s two short stories that peaked at #6 and #1 respectively on the Amazon short read Sci-Fi & Fantasy charts. We also talk about the Japanese classic Book of Five Rings, entrepreneurship, invention & innovation, career advice, world travel, and community service.
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0:00:00 - Elliot Killian Introduction
0:03:38 - Running for office
0:16:52 - What we’re drinking and where you can find more Elliott
0:20:17 - Last of the Unanswered Questions by Elliot Killian
0:33:20 - Charles Darwin, the Wright Brothers, Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak
0:39:37 - The 1800s farmer (fail)
0:44:24 - Grappling with privilege and tribalism
0:58:59 - John switches to beer and they discuss Elliott’s allergy again
1:01:17 - Another’s Sacrifice by Elliott Killian
1:06:13 - Local politics and community service: the good, the bad, & the ugly
1:12:51 - Five Rings
1:25:30 - Entrepreneurship
1:35:30 - Elliott travels the world
1:43:07 - Family loyalty vs opportunity chasing
1:48:42 - What do you want? Curing plant diseases
1:51:20 - John’s career advice
1:55:29 - John’s library board experience
2:00:34 - What is community?