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Seth Godin on The Icarus Deception, pushing the limits and connecting with other humans

Seth Godin’s latest book The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? (Amazon affiliate link) is simply outstanding. In it Seth shares how the story we know of the young Icarus, who ignored his father’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun, and as a result drowned after burning his wings, has been lost along the way.

According to him, people think the story says “don’t fly too close to the sun,” but that’s not what it used to say 150 years ago. Back then it also used to say “don’t fly too low, because if you fly too low, the mist and the water will weigh you down, and you will perish.

So, basically the message we have been fed for years has been to stay low, don’t try and fly too high. In other words, we should just stay in our comfort zone, play it safe, do not make waves and just listen to the experts.

The book is about about forging your own path, not settling, pushing beyond what is expected, and connecting with other humans. This is a truly remarkable book and I strongly recommend you to read it.

Bryan Elliot had a very interesting conversation with Seth in which they went over some of the most important concepts from the book.

Enjoy!


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Stop Stealing Dreams


What is school for?

That is a crucial question we should ask ourselves and in this outstanding TEDx Talk by Seth Godin, he challenges us to think about the future of education and what can we do about it.

Stop Stealing Dreams


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After watching this remarkable video, I invite you to go to the Stop Stealing Dreams page and download Seth’s ebook. This is important. As Seth says:

Our kids are too important to sacrifice to the status quo.

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Seth Godin on risk taking, initiative, curiosity and much more

Seth Godin’s latest book Poke the Box (Amazon affiliate link) is simply outstanding. In 85 pages he gives all of us a remarkable “wake up call” and, as he calls it “a permission to fail“.

Bryan Elliot had a very interesting conversation with Seth in which they went over some of the most important concepts from the book.

Enjoy!

Seth Godin challenges you to fail


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2. Seth Godin and Tom Peters on social networking, the internet and blogging
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4. The Great Books Series – Linchpin
5. 10 remarkable ChangeThis manifestos you should read

Think differently!

The internet has changed everything. It gives us opportunities we never had before. Today, we are connected at a level we have never been before.

This is a revolution!

Organizations today are being built in a completely different ways than organizations were built 40 or 50 years ago. And in order to succeed, organizations need not only to think differently, but they need to embrace the impact of the internet so they can engage directly with their “audience” / “customers” / “fans” / “followers” (you get the point).

Seth Godin has known this for a long time and in this short video we get the opportunity to find out how he accomplished getting his ideas across to more than 5 million people just with a laptop and the internet. What an awesome lesson!

Enjoy!

By the way, I strongly recommend you to get the book mentioned on this film: Unleashing the Ideavirus. It is outstanding and you can get the digital version for free!

NOTE: The video is a sneak peek to the upcoming film PressPausePlay. A film that based on Seth’s video and on the official trailer it is definitely a must see!

Seth Godin on entrepreneurship, freelancing, communities and shipping

In my opinion, one of the best websites around is The Rise To The Top, created by David Siteman Garland. His interviews and webisodes are simply outstanding and here I want to share with you a remarkable interview he had no long ago with the one and only Seth Godin.

This is by far one of the best interviews I have seen in a very long time, full of Seth’s wisdom and inspiring thoughts.

Click here for this remarkable interview

NOTE: This post has been previously posted at the Performance Improvement Blog. Due to its relevance and strong relationship with the core objectives of this blog, it has been posted here as well.

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The Great Books Series – Linchpin

In this edition of The Great Books Series, I share with you an outstanding book. A book that I consider, not only a great book, but an important book, as it has the power to have a huge impact on your career.

I am talking about Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?(Amazon affiliate link) by Seth Godin.

Congratulations Seth. This is an incredible accomplishment.

Enjoy!