Radical Curiosity: One Man’s Search for Cosmic Magic and a Purposeful Life

Kenneth Dychtwald, Ph. D

“A modern-day Siddhartha story.” — Michael Murphy, best-selling author of 'The Life We Are Given'

From his working class roots in New Jersey to the “tune in, turn on, drop out” cliffs of Big Sur and the pinnacles of the human potential movement; from launching his company Age Wave and coming to terms with his own aging process, Ken Dychtwald’s Radical Curiosity makes sense of his first 70 years of life, offering invaluable life lessons through the lens of a man constantly seeking truth and self-discovery— giving readers a glimpse into a visionary's extraordinary world, and a guide for claiming a powerful vision of one’s own.   

Although Dr. Ken Dychtwald is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts and visionary thinkers regarding aging and longevity, he now gives us an entirely different – and far more personal - kind of book. Triggered by the deaths of his dad and then mom, and his cutting-edge research into the importance of leaving a legacy, Dychtwald dives deep to examine the arc and legacies of his own life through fantastic stories, mind-stretching adventures and his unique encounters with many of the world’s great leaders and influencers - to show readers his keys to a meaningful, magical and purposeful life.   

Ultimately, Radical Curiosity is a call to action: asking that we add more curiosity, purpose, interdependence and discovery to our lives, regardless of age.


Praise for Radical Curiosity: One Man’s Search for Cosmic Magic and a Purposeful Life

"I have been learning from Ken Dychtwald for years and am convinced that he is today’s most innovative and original thinkers on this important subject."
President Jimmy Carter,

"A masterful storyteller, Ken Dychtwald takes us on the wild, grand adventure of his self-examined life. This is truly a hero's journey, populated with hippies and presidents, psychology and celebrity, success and failure, and the wisest of lessons."
Lisa Genova, Ph. D. Neuroscientist, Best-selling author of 'Still Alice'

"This book soars somewhere between Forrest Gump and Jack Kerouac. It’s part intimate autobiography, part rollicking adventure story, part cultural anthropology. Through his remarkable encounters and unusual cast of characters, Dychtwald gives us a unique window into the spiritual aspirations, moral conflicts, vocational dilemmas, and ups and downs of the pursuit of consciousness expansion and mindful adulthood over the last half century. This is a modern-day Siddhartha story. What a ride! I love this book."
Michael Murphy, Founder and Chairman of the Esalen Institute, Best-selling author of 'Golf in the Kingdom' and 'The Life We Are Given'

"Ken Dychtwald maps out where success intersects with meaning to find your own unique crossing."
Deepak Chopra, MD,

"Driven by the engines of curiosity, compassion and continual self-improvement, Ken Dychtwald has emerged as one of the world’s leading pathfinders for untapping human potential – at every stage of life. In Radical Curiosity, we are given a front row seat to Dychtwald’s encounters with remarkable people and life lessons regarding love, family, money, work, risk-taking, success, aging and death. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to understand how a truly revolutionary thinker goes about trying to change the world."
Peter H. Diamandis, MD, Founder, XPRIZE, Executive Chairman, Singularity University, and author of 'Abundance', 'BOLD' and 'The Future Is Faster Than You Think'