This had to be gold, surely? Well, not so much… especially if you follow his blog. The Icarus Deception had the distinct feel of a fully realised concept, a book in the truest sense of the world, with a central concept and linear narrative. Tribes is a very different animal.
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And every single day, it inspires you. As I recently found myself struck by yet another brilliant post, I wondered how he did it again. How does he write such inspiring thoughts all the time?
I think I might have figured it out: Seth Godin is from the future. His clever analogies, inspiring ideas, and fresh perspective on a wide variety of topics are all brought to us from six months ahead of time.
Godin thinks six months in advance. He sees six months into the future. He lives six months ahead of the rest of the world. This edge allows Seth margin to create valuable content that is ahead of his time. And we can do the same. Here are three simple disciplines that we all can learn from Seth: It has been cultivated, crafted and sketched in his mind long ago.
This is, of course, not always the case — like when he blogged about the royal wedding. But the idea is this: Seth moves beyond the urgentfreeing him up to focus on the important.
Thinking ahead allows him to be creative and innovative without feeling constrained to meet the demands of today. But Seth is different. He writes about topics that we are not thinking about. And he curates them. He seems to do this with multiple ideas at a time, because he never runs out of something meaningful to say.
He never says something just to say it. There is always intent. He is not simply reacting; he is creating.
He thought about it months ago. Seth has a corner on the innovation and creativity market. And he continues to live on the cutting edge, because he is in his own world. He is not crazy; he just thinks outside the box. He sees trends before they happen. He reaches six months ahead of today and begins living the future now.
And we can do this, too: Just like Seth Godin. In a world full of copycats and cut-and-paste pretenders, what we may need to do, ironically, is stop reading Godin and start writing for the future.
Why do you love Seth Godin?Blogging every day clarifies my thoughts -- it helps me notice things. It’s one of the most important practices of my profession.” - Seth Godin [Click to Tweet] Seth Godin is a busy guy.
He's considered to be one of the best marketers on the planet. He's an entrepreneur, speaker, and author of. [podcast] Seth Godin doesn't like most business plans. He says they're not plans and they don't have much to do with business.
On today's BTalk he talks through his modern day business plan, with.
—Transformation tourism, Seth Godin I became someone who asks for help. In 30 minutes I wrote a request for assistance on this blog and promoted it through my usual channels on social media: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, and some Facebook event professional groups.
In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.
[podcast] Seth Godin doesn't like most business plans. He says they're not plans and they don't have much to do with business. On today's BTalk he talks through his modern day business plan, with. Seth Godin, marketing guru, is the author of The Dip, All Marketers are Liars, Purple Cow, and several other excellent books.
I’m a regular reader of his blog, and I recommend it. Thanks to him and his interviewer Gerhardt for the availability of this short video of Seth Godin talking about Web 2.o.