Seth Godin

Seth
Godin
1960

American Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer and Public Speaker

Author Quotes

After people have ?enough? what they crave is dignity.

And yet the real success goes to those who obsess. The focus that leads you through the Dip to the other side is rewarded by a marketplace in search of the best in the world. A woodpecker can tap twenty times on a thousand trees and get nowhere, but stay busy. Or he can tap twenty-thousand times on one tree and get dinner.

Art is a leap into the void.

Artists think along the edges of the box, because that?s where things get done.

A fundamentalist is a person who considers whether a fact is acceptable to his religion before he explores it. As opposed to a curious person who explores first then considers whether or not he wants to accept the ramifications. A curious person embraces the tension between his religion and something new, wrestles with it and through it, and then decides whether to embrace the new idea or reject it.

All around you are platforms, opportunities, and entire organizations that will come to life once you are driven enough and brave enough to contribute the initiative they are missing.

Anil Dash has discovered that having ten times as many Twitter followers generates approximately zero times as much value. The goal shouldn?t be to have a lot of people to yell at, the goal probably should be to have a lot of people who choose to listen. Don?t need a bullhorn for that.

Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.

As an organization grows and succeeds, it sows the seeds of its own demise by getting boring.

A genius looks at something that others are stuck on and gets the world unstuck. So the question is: Have you ever done that?

All great programmers learn the same way. They poke the box. They code something and see what the computer does. They change it and see what the computer does. They repeat the process again and again until they figure out how the box works.

Anticipated, personal and relevant advertising always does better than unsolicited junk

Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn't matter. The intent does. Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.

As long as we embrace (or even accept standardized testing, fear of science, little attempt at teaching leadership and most of all, bureaucratic imperative to turn education into a factory itself, we?re in big trouble.

A gift always creates a surplus as it spreads.

All marketers are storytellers. Only the losers are liars.

Anxiety doesn?t protect you from danger, but from doing great things.

Art is a process? and it?s a process that never ends.

As new forms of media develop and clutter becomes ever more intense, it?s the asset of permission that will generate profits for marketers.

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First Name
Seth
Last Name
Godin
Birth Date
1960
Bio

American Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer and Public Speaker