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Seth Godin
Seth is a writer, a speaker and an agent of change.
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It's easy to be confused about the difference. "Most" as in the best, the fastest, the cheapest. "Enough" as in good enough. And that means just what it sounds like. If you run an ambulance company, you need to be... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Seth's Blog
If you've worked hard for it, it's a skill. If it's something that other people have that you believe you can't possibly achieve, it's a talent. Of course, they think the same thing about your skill, don't they? Being jealous... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Seth's Blog
Some can only win when others lose. Others seek to win by helping others succeed. One of these approaches scales far better than the other. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Seth's Blog
Here's an interesting choice that most people leave unmade: How comfortable are you engaging in projects where there's a likelihood that you'll lose by just a hair? What makes a project worthwhile and interesting is that it might not work.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Seth's Blog
Joi Ito and Jeff Howe have a new book called Whiplash. Joi's the head of MIT's Media Lab and an extraordinary thinker. Jeff brings the ideas and the lessons of the Lab to life. This is a big think, well... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Seth's Blog
"What's it like around here?" It's a fair question to ask about an office, a home, a town... "Why do people act like that, talk like that, treat others that way?" The only reason they do is because we let... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Seth's Blog
Always right about feelings. About the day he just experienced. About the fears (appropriate and ill-founded) in his life. About the narrative going on, unspoken, in his head. About what he likes and what he dislikes. You'll need to travel... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Seth's Blog
In his day job, The Wizard of Oz sold hokum. Patent medicines guaranteed to cure what ailed you. And none of them worked. Deep within each of us is the yearning for the pill, the neck crack, the organizational re-do... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Seth's Blog
Deliberate, focused, generous, confident, thoughtful, these are all good things. Being pushy isn't. Imagine you had a check for $100,000 made out to someone else. Someone you don't know but can reach out to. How hard would it be for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Seth's Blog
It really ought to be called the core list, because it's fundamentally misunderstood as something in the background, an afterthought. The backlist is the stuff you sell long after you've forgotten all the drama that went into making it. Book... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at Seth's Blog
The best way to build a brand that matters, a story that spreads, an impact that we remember, is to understand a simple but painful trade-off: If you want to stand for something, You can't stand for everything. "Anyone can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Seth's Blog
Organic chemistry doesn't care if you believe in it. Neither does the War of 1812. Truth is real, it's measurable and it happened. Truth is not in the eye of the beholder. There are facts that don't change if the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Seth's Blog
It's possible that you're the way you are, that you do what you do, that you react as you react, and that it can never be changed. Believing this is incredibly sad, though. Each of us is capable of just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Seth's Blog
Fear, loneliness, anger, shame & hunger. They drive us. They divide us. They take us away from our work, our mission, our ability to make a difference. And yet, sometimes, they fuel our motion, leading to growth and connection. When... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Seth's Blog
Imagine a supermarket (or any store, for that matter), where the items are arranged by price. At one end is the salt and the chewing gum, and at the other end are mops and steaks. We always think about the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Seth's Blog
Hobson's choice is no choice at all. Take what's offered, or walk away. Occam's razor is a rule of thumb: the simplest explanation is often the best one. Wheeler's which teaches us that the answer to "one egg or two?"... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Seth's Blog
"You can have any color car you want as long as it's black." Henry Ford made cars in black because black paint dried four hours faster than any other color. That fast drying meant that the line worked faster, which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Seth's Blog
Unraveling has precisely the same meaning as raveling... when we pull on a thread, pull and pull, as it unweaves what came before. It's nice to have the next thing clearly laid out, planned and sure to work. It would... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Seth's Blog
More honest, more caring, more generous. It's all a choice, isn't it? We can choose to dream better, connect better and contribute better. Sometimes, in the rush for more, we get confused about what better means, and how attainable it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Seth's Blog
And that's enough. It has to be. It's all we've ever had. The challenge is in realizing this and working with it, even when we're secretly hoping for something more, some external force. You and me, kid, you and me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Seth's Blog
Opposite of the naysayer, of course. This is the person who will find ten reasons why you should try something. The one who will embrace the possibility of better. The colleague to turn to when a reality check is necessary,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Seth's Blog
It snowed last night here, so it must be almost time for the holidays. Some thoughts as you think about holiday gifts for you and the people you care about: There are fewer than 2,000 copies of my huge new... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Seth's Blog
Where do conspiracy theories come from? More than 10% of the population still believes that the moon landings were faked. (Even though we can see the landing modules with a telescope). People make up inane theories about various cabals that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Seth's Blog
Is it possible that you misunderstood them, or they misunderstood you? With your client, employee, vendor, partner, or that random passerby? The thing that just happened, it sounds terrible, and if they did it on purpose, the way it sure... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Seth's Blog
It's fun to imagine what we'd do if we had a magic wand, something that with a wave, could produce us the introduction, the funding, the open door, the technology, the breakthrough, the insight, the inspiration, the shortcut... They stopped... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Seth's Blog