I generally don't listen to podcasts. It's not that I don't want to, it's that it's difficult for me because a) I'm not good at multi-tasking (listening and writing do not go hand in hand) and b) I don't have a commute. — Read the rest
From the wonderful, refreshingly bullshit-free marketing guy Seth Godin (Seth Godin, a new online course on marketing, called (simply enough), "The Marketing Seminar."
Author and entrepreneur Seth Godin was the guest of the Cool Tools show this week. He recommended a website development tool called Strikingly, his complete collection of Wired magazine, a health website called One Lucky Duck, and the Penguin Magic site. — Read the rest
One year ago today
New Seth Godin book could stun an ox: At 800 pages and 19 lbs, this book is ridiculous. In a good way.
Five years ago today
Heavy-duty overhead luggage with a chest of drawers and a seat: It's got a built-in seat and internal, stacking drawer-like sub-luggages, and it fits into overheads. — Read the rest
A couple of nights ago I was listening to Jesse Thorn's Bullseye radio show and podcast. It was a terrific episode. His guests were singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, and one-man idea factory Seth Godin. Both of the interviews were fascinating, and were both related, in a way, because they were about creating art for a living. — Read the rest
Today's post brought quite a treat: a box containing (among other things), Seth Godin's massive new book, called "This Might Work/This Might Not Work," which he launched via Kickstarter. At 800 pages and 19 lbs, this book is ridiculous. In a good way. — Read the rest
Marketing guru and fab writer Seth Godin recommends Kickstarter for the similarly situated, having just raised over $120K on it in less than a day.
David Weinberger sez, "Seth Godin reports that the Apple store is refusing to carry his new ebook, Stop Stealing Dreams, because it links the books it references to Amazon. Seth argues that the market dominance of a mere three ebook vendors, and the fact that the vendors of ebooks are also the vendors of ebook readers, imposes a special cultural obligation on them to be 'net neutral' (so to speak) about the content they sell." — Read the rest
Seth Godin writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything.
Avi Solomon: You inspire millions of people. What inspires you?
Seth Godin: I would say that I'm inspired by two things.
Over at the newly launched TED Conversations, Seth Godin asks "What's the overlooked gem, the book I haven't read that I must?" The responses to his request so far look fantastic. (Now I'm going to have to get myself a copy The Universal Traveler.)
"The news here is not that people are irrational, giving too much credence to the dramatic and the local and the short-term (that's not news), but that people have added a veneer of scientific rationality to their irrational decisions." Seth Godin rants on the growing use of phony sciencey-sounding arguments to validate irrational decisions. — Read the rest
He's talking about how we are in a key moment in the way we make change. — Read the rest
Seth Godin has posted a transcript of a fantastic talk he gave to some music execs about the future of the music industry and the Internet. This is some good straight-shooting insight about what the music industry will never succeed at (suing fans) and what they could do instead (courting fans):
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So if I put all this together I'm going to come up with what I call the Merchant Solution.
On Facebook, my friend Joseph Pred asked his pals to recommend their favorite "obscure" podcasts, "Feel free to share even if it's on a niche topic or something weird. I like weird." He got some great responses, so I asked everyone if it was cool to share with you all. — Read the rest
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect this month and will completely overturn the way that businesses gather and circulate data about internet users.
You decided to read this article on a whim, and I'm glad you did. Not all decisions require a decision matrix. I'm an author, so I use decision matrices to methodically decide what's going to happen in a story. After completing a decision matrix, I'm satisfied with my choice and I can concentrate on writing about the option I selected. — Read the rest
Seth Godin sends us this trailer for Coded, a new documentary series on hackers: "There's an invisible war being waged. And we're all part of it. Foreign governments are hacking major corporations. Major corporations are collecting massive amounts of consumer data. — Read the rest
One year ago today
After torture, and between Harry Potter novels, CIA allowed KSM to design a vacuum cleaner: Would the spy agency allow Mohammed, who had earned his bachelor's in mechanical engineering, to design a vacuum cleaner?
Five years ago today
Talking to bureaucracies considered as a corporate fitness factor: Seth Godin eloquently describes the fitness factor that makes a restaurant suited to getting placement in an airport: they have to be run by corporations whose primary skill is dealing with bureaucracies. — Read the rest