TED2009: Seth Godin


11 Responses to “TED2009: Seth Godin”

  1. alisong76 says:

    Hypnotizing everyone to buy your product does not work.

    No, no it absolutely does not.

    /goes back to watching the HypnoToad

  2. zuzu says:

    All these TED profile photos… did the Photoshopper in question just get done watching Speed Racer?

    (I mean, I’m sure that seemed like a great idea while stoned and watching that movie.)

  3. misterfricative says:

    Yeah, what Zuzu said. These messed-up sunburst overlays are really hard on the eye. It’s just noisy, gratuitous vandalism. Somebody over at TED needs to fix this fail.

  4. Jeff says:

    #1, Build a factory. And now the important part (with regard to Henry Ford): put an assembly line in it. The line was the innovation, not the factory.

  5. StRevAlex says:

    Wow. A call for collective action. That’s original.

  6. StRevAlex says:

    Cryomax, I’m glad to finally see someone ‘spit the truth’ as Ludacris might phrase it.

  7. Jeff says:

    Cryomax, how do you really feel? ; )

  8. Daemon says:

    Slackers Unite!

  9. wolfiesma says:

    It’s just that 24 hours seems so fast. Can we maybe recruit Mr. Godin for a guestblogger and discuss these matters over a leisurly, yet productive two week period?

  10. xiaokourou says:

    -absolutely uninspiring-

    His short history of ‘people’ who have made changes is a short list of ways people have made money.

    His idea of “tribe’s” is not a new, great, departure from the mass marketing he mentions. Rather, it’s a new buzz word for targeted viral marketing based on demographics and kitchy appeals to an idealized subgroups and lazy consumer conscience.

    ‘shoe’ is misspelled ‘show’ in second to last paragraph

  11. CryoMax says:

    I’m going to start the movement for people to “Stop Treating Seth Godin Like A Genius”.

    Seriously, has this guy ever actually written or said anything *actually* insightful, or has he just rehashed common sense and five-year-old marketing speeches with a smile? I’ve seen more insight and “meat” in political campaign speeches. His books are useless to anyone who has more than two brain cells to rub together, or to anyone who’s actually paid attention to the world around them for the last six months.

    He’s a hack with money, a good social network, and the luck necessary to have both. His “insights”, however, have always lacked any significant depth or analysis. Why does his every visit to the toilet seem to garner an unbelievable following amongst the fairly intelligent techno-paparazzi?

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