Keith Harmon  |  01:15:13  |   06-July-2024

In this episode I have conversation with ⁠Keith Harmon⁠, a man whose life journey defies convention. From his early days as an engineer to his thrilling experiences as a competitive skydiver, and his long tenure in the hospitality industry, Keith’s story is one of resilience, passion, and a relentless pursuit of meaningful connections.

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Key points in this episode:

Keith shares the transformative moments that shaped his outlook on life, including a near-fatal skydiving accident that tested his limits and his deep-seated commitment to teaching mathematics. Now, with an ambitious goal to teach a million children math, Keith aims to revolutionize how we perceive and approach education.

Join me as Keith delves into:

His dynamic career transitions and the skills he acquired along the way.The life lessons learned from bartending and how genuine hospitality can impact lives.The importance of empathy, service, and human connections.His passionate belief in the power of education and his vision for a better way to teach math.

This episode is not just about Keith’s adventures and achievements but also a masterclass in living a purposeful life filled with kindness and dedication. Tune in for an inspiring dialogue that will leave you reflecting on your own journey and the impact you can make in the world.

Micky (Firebird)
People Mentioned

Surabhi – Mentioned as one of Keith’s best friends from AirChat.

Steve – Friend who introduced Keith to skydiving.

Brad “Aussie Brad” – Professional skydiver who taught Keith video techniques.

Martin – Videographer for the Danish free flight team who helped Keith after his accident.

Joseph – Fellow patient in the Portuguese hospital who befriended Keith.

Nina – Member of the Swiss team and a doctor who treated Keith.

Sarah – Keith’s wife, credited with saving his life.

Brian Norgaard – Mentioned as a friend from AirChat.

Various friends from AirChat – Including Surabhi, Priyanka (Prenkuchan), Siphiwe, and Kaito.

Places Mentioned

AirChat – Social platform where Manoj and Keith connected.

Seacoast, New Hampshire – Keith’s current location, near several major universities.

Northampton, Massachusetts – Where Keith first skydived and planned to attend graduate school.

Eloy, Arizona – Location of a major skydiving drop zone where Keith trained.

Castelo Branco, Portugal – Rural hospital where Keith was treated after his skydiving accident.

Granada, Spain – Location of the world skydiving meet.

Lowell, Massachusetts – Where Keith grew up.


“A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking – Influenced Keith’s early interest in physics.

“Macbeth” by William Shakespeare – Gifted to Keith by his father on his ninth birthday.

Works by Fyodor Dostoevsky – Mentioned for their understanding of human nature.

Various math and science textbooks – Keith’s current reading material for his math teaching endeavors.

Organizations and Institutions:

Lockheed Martin – Where Keith worked as an engineer.

Harvard University – Mentioned in relation to lectures Keith attends.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Mentioned in relation to lectures Keith attends.

Swiss National Skydiving Team – Keith served as their cameraman.

Danish Free Flight Team – Keith lived with them while skydiving.

United States military – Reference to skydiving training.

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