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Quote: My problem with the search for the badge of real is that it trades your goals and your happiness for someone else's. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

My problem with the search for the badge of real is that it trades your goals and your happiness for someone else's.


Quote: You don't have to settle for the status quo, for being good enough, for getting by, for working all night. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You don't have to settle for the status quo, for being good enough, for getting by, for working all night.


Quote: You can risk being wrong or you can be boring. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You can risk being wrong or you can be boring.


Quote: The secret to being wrong isn't to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realizing that wrong isn't fatal. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The secret to being wrong isn't to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realizing that wrong isn't fatal.


Quote: We're going to spend our entire future living in tomorrow-investing now, when it's difficult, is the single best moment. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

We're going to spend our entire future living in tomorrow-investing now, when it's difficult, is the single best moment.


Quote: The best experiences and the biggest ideas don't fit into a category. They change it. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The best experiences and the biggest ideas don't fit into a category. They change it.


Quote: The best time to start promoting your book is three years before it comes out. Three years to build a reputation, build a permission asset, build a blog, build a following, build credibility and build the connections you'll need later. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The best time to start promoting your book is three years before it comes out. Three years to build a reputation, build a permission asset, build a blog, build a following, build credibility and build the connections you'll need later.


Quote: Little changes cost you. Big changes benefit you by changing the game, but only if you go first. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Little changes cost you. Big changes benefit you by changing the game, but only if you go first.


Quote: School is at its best when it gives students the expectation that they will not only 

 dream big, but dream dreams that they can work on every day until they accomplish 

 them-not because they were chosen by a black-box process, but because 

 they worked hard enough to reach them. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote: School is at its best when it gives students the expectation that they will not only 

 dream big, but dream dreams that they can work on every day until they accomplish 

 them-not because they were chosen by a black-box process, but because 

 they worked hard enough to reach them.- black text on quotes background

School is at its best when it gives students the expectation that they will not only

dream big, but dream dreams that they can work on every day until they accomplish

them-not because they were chosen by a black-box process, but because

they worked hard enough to reach them.


Quote: Choices lead to habits. Habits become talents. Talents are labeled gifts. You're not born this way, you get this way. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Choices lead to habits. Habits become talents. Talents are labeled gifts. You're not born this way, you get this way.


Quote: Art changes posture and posture changes innocent bystanders. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Art changes posture and posture changes innocent bystanders.


Quote: You can't win by being more average than average. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You can't win by being more average than average.


Quote: Don't save the canary. Fix the coal mine. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Don't save the canary. Fix the coal mine.




Quote: The reason business writing is horrible is that people are afraid. Afraid to say what they mean, because they might be criticized for it. Afraid to be misunderstood, to be accused of saying what they didn't mean, because they might be criticized for it. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The reason business writing is horrible is that people are afraid. Afraid to say what they mean, because they might be criticized for it. Afraid to be misunderstood, to be accused of saying what they didn't mean, because they might be criticized for it.


Quote: If you think cat food is for cats, how come it doesn't come in mouse flavor? by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you think cat food is for cats, how come it doesn't come in mouse flavor?


Quote: You have brilliance in you, your contribution is valuable, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do, and you must. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You have brilliance in you, your contribution is valuable, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do, and you must.


Quote: Marketing used to be what you say. Now, marketing is what you do. What you make. How you act. The choices you make when you are sure no one is looking. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Marketing used to be what you say. Now, marketing is what you do. What you make. How you act. The choices you make when you are sure no one is looking.


Quote: Go for the edges. Challenge yourself and your team to describe what those edges are, and then test which edge is most likely to deliver the marketing results you seek. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Go for the edges. Challenge yourself and your team to describe what those edges are, and then test which edge is most likely to deliver the marketing results you seek.


Quote: Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.


Quote: There's a huge difference between being childlike and being childish. When we embrace joy and look at the world with fresh eyes we're being childlike. When we demand instant gratification and a guarantee that everything will be ok, we're only being childish. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

There's a huge difference between being childlike and being childish. When we embrace joy and look at the world with fresh eyes we're being childlike. When we demand instant gratification and a guarantee that everything will be ok, we're only being childish.


Quote: By the time there is a case study about your industry, you are already too late. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

By the time there is a case study about your industry, you are already too late.


Quote: If you demand that everything that happens be something you are adequately prepared for, I wonder if you've chosen never to leap in ways that we need you to leap. Once we embrace this chasm, then for the things for which we can never be prepared, we are of course, always prepared. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote: If you demand that everything that happens be something you are adequately prepared for, I wonder if you've chosen never to leap in ways that we need you to leap. Once we embrace this chasm, then for the things for which we can never be prepared, we are of course, always prepared.- black text on quotes background

If you demand that everything that happens be something you are adequately prepared for, I wonder if you've chosen never to leap in ways that we need you to leap. Once we embrace this chasm, then for the things for which we can never be prepared, we are of course, always prepared.


Quote: Here's the thing: The book that will most change your life is the book you write. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Here's the thing: The book that will most change your life is the book you write.


Quote: What evidence would you need to see to change your mind about this? by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

What evidence would you need to see to change your mind about this?


Quote: There's a huge difference between being a replaceable cog on the assembly line and being the one who is missed, the one with a unique contribution, the one who made a difference. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

There's a huge difference between being a replaceable cog on the assembly line and being the one who is missed, the one with a unique contribution, the one who made a difference.


Quote: Who you hang out with determines what you dream about and what you collide with. 

 And the collisions and the dreams lead to your changes. 

 And the changes are what you become. 

 Change the outcome by changing your circle. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Who you hang out with determines what you dream about and what you collide with.

And the collisions and the dreams lead to your changes.

And the changes are what you become.

Change the outcome by changing your circle.


Quote: Content marketing is the only marketing left. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Content marketing is the only marketing left.


Quote: Content Marketing is all the Marketing that's left. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Content Marketing is all the Marketing that's left.


Quote: The best creative solutions don't come from finding good answers to the questions that are presented... They come from inventing new questions! by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The best creative solutions don't come from finding good answers to the questions that are presented... They come from inventing new questions!


Quote: If you have a book to write, write it. If you want to record an album, record it. No need to wait for someone in a cubicle halfway across the country to decide if you're worthy. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you have a book to write, write it. If you want to record an album, record it. No need to wait for someone in a cubicle halfway across the country to decide if you're worthy.


Quote: If you don't know how it works, find out. If you're not sure if it will work, try it. If it doesn't make sense, play with it until it does. If it's not broken, break it. If it might not be true, find out. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you don't know how it works, find out. If you're not sure if it will work, try it. If it doesn't make sense, play with it until it does. If it's not broken, break it. If it might not be true, find out.


Quote: But this is a remarkable egg, an egg worth talking about, an egg worth crossing the street for, an egg worth writing about. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

But this is a remarkable egg, an egg worth talking about, an egg worth crossing the street for, an egg worth writing about.


Quote: If you're working with a spreadsheet or a thread of correspondence or a set of data, I'm not sure you're doing your best work if you're doing it on an iPhone. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you're working with a spreadsheet or a thread of correspondence or a set of data, I'm not sure you're doing your best work if you're doing it on an iPhone.


Quote: The secret of getting on the shortlist is doing your best work fearlessly for a long time before you get on the list. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The secret of getting on the shortlist is doing your best work fearlessly for a long time before you get on the list.


Quote: The Cul-de-Sac ( French for dead end ) ... is a situation where you work and work and work and nothing much changes. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The Cul-de-Sac ( French for dead end ) ... is a situation where you work and work and work and nothing much changes.


Quote: When we intentionally seek out the difficult tasks, we're much more likely to actually create value. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

When we intentionally seek out the difficult tasks, we're much more likely to actually create value.


Quote: Believe that giving up is the same thing as being realistic. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Believe that giving up is the same thing as being realistic.


Quote: Sooner or later, many idealists transform themselves into disheartened realists who mistakenly believe that giving up is the same thing as being realistic. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Sooner or later, many idealists transform themselves into disheartened realists who mistakenly believe that giving up is the same thing as being realistic.


Quote: Empathy requires something extremely difficult: accepting the fact that we are not and never will be in the other person's shoes. There's no rational, universal course because individuals have different goals, different worldviews and different experiences. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Empathy requires something extremely difficult: accepting the fact that we are not and never will be in the other person's shoes. There's no rational, universal course because individuals have different goals, different worldviews and different experiences.


Quote: The only thing all successful people have in common is that they're successful, so don't waste your time copying the successful strategies of others. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The only thing all successful people have in common is that they're successful, so don't waste your time copying the successful strategies of others.


Quote: The purpose of an elevator pitch is to describe a situation or solution so compelling that the person you're with wants to hear more even after the elevator ride is over. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The purpose of an elevator pitch is to describe a situation or solution so compelling that the person you're with wants to hear more even after the elevator ride is over.


Quote: When access to information was limited, we needed to load student sup with facts. Now, when we have no scarcity of facts or the access to them, we need to load them up with understanding. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

When access to information was limited, we needed to load student sup with facts. Now, when we have no scarcity of facts or the access to them, we need to load them up with understanding.


Quote: Taking delight in the journey takes confidence. It pushes the envelope of design. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Taking delight in the journey takes confidence. It pushes the envelope of design.


Quote: If failure is not an option, then neither is success. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If failure is not an option, then neither is success.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

If failure is not an option, neither is success. Innovation is just repeated failure till you come up with something that works.


Quote: The unhappy theory of business ethics is this: you have a fiduciary responsibility to maximize profit. Period. To do anything other than that is to cheat your investors. And in a competitive world, you don't have much wiggle room here. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The unhappy theory of business ethics is this: you have a fiduciary responsibility to maximize profit. Period. To do anything other than that is to cheat your investors. And in a competitive world, you don't have much wiggle room here.


Quote: Once you free yourself from the need for perfect acceptance, it's a lot easier to launch work that matters. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Once you free yourself from the need for perfect acceptance, it's a lot easier to launch work that matters.




Quote: We don't need to be taught to make art, but sometimes we need permission to do so. Following instructions is overrated. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

We don't need to be taught to make art, but sometimes we need permission to do so. Following instructions is overrated.


Quote: Following instructions is overrated. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Following instructions is overrated.


Quote: The art of good decision making is looking forward to and celebrating the tradeoffs, not pretending they don't exist. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The art of good decision making is looking forward to and celebrating the tradeoffs, not pretending they don't exist.


Quote: The way you feel about giving money to good causes has a lot to do with the way you feel about money. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The way you feel about giving money to good causes has a lot to do with the way you feel about money.


Quote: I've found that giving gifts is transformative. It makes me better. It clarifies my thinking and allows me to do better work. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

I've found that giving gifts is transformative. It makes me better. It clarifies my thinking and allows me to do better work.


Quote: Great boss is challenging people in the right way. Leading, not managing. Supporting them by giving them both a platform they can count on and expectations they can stretch for. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Great boss is challenging people in the right way. Leading, not managing. Supporting them by giving them both a platform they can count on and expectations they can stretch for.


Quote: Every great company, brand, career has been built in exactly the same way: bit by bit, step by step, little by little. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Every great company, brand, career has been built in exactly the same way: bit by bit, step by step, little by little.


Quote: Make something happen today, before you go home, before the end of the week. Launch that idea, post that post, run that ad, call that customer. Go the edge, that edge you've been holding back from... and do it today. Without waiting for the committee or your boss or the market. Just go. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote: Make something happen today, before you go home, before the end of the week. Launch that idea, post that post, run that ad, call that customer. Go the edge, that edge you've been holding back from... and do it today. Without waiting for the committee or your boss or the market. Just go.- black text on quotes background

Make something happen today, before you go home, before the end of the week. Launch that idea, post that post, run that ad, call that customer. Go the edge, that edge you've been holding back from... and do it today. Without waiting for the committee or your boss or the market. Just go.


Quote: And it doesn't matter to me whether you're running a coffee shop or you're an intellectual or you're in business or flying hot air balloons. People who can spread ideas, regardless of what those ideas are, win. But consumers, they got way more choices than they used to and way less time. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote: And it doesn't matter to me whether you're running a coffee shop or you're an intellectual or you're in business or flying hot air balloons. People who can spread ideas, regardless of what those ideas are, win. But consumers, they got way more choices than they used to and way less time.- black text on quotes background

And it doesn't matter to me whether you're running a coffee shop or you're an intellectual or you're in business or flying hot air balloons. People who can spread ideas, regardless of what those ideas are, win. But consumers, they got way more choices than they used to and way less time.


Quote: That's why there's lots and lots of kinds of hot sauces, and not so many kinds of mustard. Not because it's hard to make interesting mustard -- you could make interesting mustard -- but people don't, because no one's obsessed with it, and thus no one tells their friends. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote; white text on black background

That's why there's lots and lots of kinds of hot sauces, and not so many kinds of mustard. Not because it's hard to make interesting mustard -- you could make interesting mustard -- but people don't, because no one's obsessed with it, and thus no one tells their friends.


Quote: Turn strangers into friends. Turn friends into donors. And then do the most important job: Turn your donors into fundraisers. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Turn strangers into friends. Turn friends into donors. And then do the most important job: Turn your donors into fundraisers.


Quote: Creating art is a habit, one that we practice daily or hourly until we get good at it. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Creating art is a habit, one that we practice daily or hourly until we get good at it.


Quote: When your art fails, make better art. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

When your art fails, make better art.


Quote: Where do you put the fear when you choose to innovate? The fear is there, but you have to find a place to put it. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Where do you put the fear when you choose to innovate? The fear is there, but you have to find a place to put it.


Quote: Selling to people who actually want to hear from you is more effective than interrupting strangers who don't. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Selling to people who actually want to hear from you is more effective than interrupting strangers who don't.




Quote: Fear is the dream killer, the silent voice that pushes us to lose our passion in a vain attempt to seek safety. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Fear is the dream killer, the silent voice that pushes us to lose our passion in a vain attempt to seek safety.


Quote: The ladder of success isn't a ladder. It's a series of steps with leaps interspersed along the way. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The ladder of success isn't a ladder. It's a series of steps with leaps interspersed along the way.


Quote: If you do a job where someone tells you exactly what to do, they will find someone cheaper than you to do it. And yet our schools are churning out kids who are stuck looking for jobs where the boss tells them exactly what to do. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you do a job where someone tells you exactly what to do, they will find someone cheaper than you to do it. And yet our schools are churning out kids who are stuck looking for jobs where the boss tells them exactly what to do.




Quote: Go ahead and act as if your decisions are temporary. Because they are. Be bold, make mistakes, learn a lesson, and fix what doesn't work. No sweat, no need to hyperventilate. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Go ahead and act as if your decisions are temporary. Because they are. Be bold, make mistakes, learn a lesson, and fix what doesn't work. No sweat, no need to hyperventilate.


Quote: Be bold, make mistakes, learn a lesson, and fix what doesn't work. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Be bold, make mistakes, learn a lesson, and fix what doesn't work.


Quote: I think that the economics of book publishing favor hits with long book runs. You make all your money on the last bunch of books, not the first. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

I think that the economics of book publishing favor hits with long book runs. You make all your money on the last bunch of books, not the first.


Quote: Laptop computers dramatically increased the time people spend doing work. (The internet dramatically decreased it, so we're even). by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Laptop computers dramatically increased the time people spend doing work. (The internet dramatically decreased it, so we're even).


Quote: I don't like offending people, and it's easy to offend people when you don't know as much as they do. This group knows more about what it takes to lead in this way than I ever will. My goal is to push people, but I need to do it from a place of respect. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

I don't like offending people, and it's easy to offend people when you don't know as much as they do. This group knows more about what it takes to lead in this way than I ever will. My goal is to push people, but I need to do it from a place of respect.


Quote: Loving what you do is almost as important as doing what you love, especially if you need to make a living at it. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Loving what you do is almost as important as doing what you love, especially if you need to make a living at it.


Quote: You market when you hire and when you fire. You market when you call tech support, and you market every time you send a memo. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You market when you hire and when you fire. You market when you call tech support, and you market every time you send a memo.


Quote: Perhaps your challenge isn't finding a better project or a better boss. Perhaps you need to get in touch with what it means to feel passionate. People with passion look for ways to make things happen. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Perhaps your challenge isn't finding a better project or a better boss. Perhaps you need to get in touch with what it means to feel passionate. People with passion look for ways to make things happen.


Quote: Remarkable work often comes from making choices when everyone else feels as though there is no choice. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Remarkable work often comes from making choices when everyone else feels as though there is no choice.


Quote: The best marketing strategy is to destroy your industry before your competition does. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The best marketing strategy is to destroy your industry before your competition does.


Quote: People rarely buy what they need. They buy what they want. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

People rarely buy what they need. They buy what they want.


Quote: People don't believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what they tell themselves. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

People don't believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what they tell themselves.




Quote: There's a big difference between not settling and not starting. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

There's a big difference between not settling and not starting.


Quote: To make a product, to market an idea, to come up with any problem you want to solve that doesn't have a constituency with an otaku, is almost impossible... There's a hot sauce otaku, but there's no mustard otaku. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

To make a product, to market an idea, to come up with any problem you want to solve that doesn't have a constituency with an otaku, is almost impossible... There's a hot sauce otaku, but there's no mustard otaku.


Quote: A well-defined backup plan is sabotage waiting to happen. Why push through the dip, why take the risk, why blow it all when there's the comfortable alternative instead? The people who break through usually have nothing to lose, and they almost never have a backup plan. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote; white text on black background

A well-defined backup plan is sabotage waiting to happen. Why push through the dip, why take the risk, why blow it all when there's the comfortable alternative instead? The people who break through usually have nothing to lose, and they almost never have a backup plan.


Quote: Care. Care more than you need to, more often than expected, more completely than the other guy. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Care. Care more than you need to, more often than expected, more completely than the other guy.


Quote: At the age of four, you were an artist. And at seven, you were a poet. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

At the age of four, you were an artist. And at seven, you were a poet.


Quote: Lack of resources (payroll), time and competing priorities are why so many nonprofits haven't done well. It's that simple. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Lack of resources (payroll), time and competing priorities are why so many nonprofits haven't done well. It's that simple.


Quote: The opportunity of a lifetime is to pick yourself. Quit waiting to get picked; quit waiting for someone to give you permission; quit waiting for someone to say you are officially qualified... and pick yourself. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The opportunity of a lifetime is to pick yourself. Quit waiting to get picked; quit waiting for someone to give you permission; quit waiting for someone to say you are officially qualified... and pick yourself.




Quote: Art isn't only a painting. Art is anything that's creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Art isn't only a painting. Art is anything that's creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Art isn't only a painting. Art is anything that's creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator...

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.


Quote: Faith in yourself, in your friends, in your colleagues and most of all, faith in your ability to impact our future is the best strategy I know. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Faith in yourself, in your friends, in your colleagues and most of all, faith in your ability to impact our future is the best strategy I know.


Quote: The joy of art is particularly sweet, though, because it carries with it the threat of rejection, of failure, and of missed connections. It's precisely the high-wire act of this might not work that makes original art worth doing. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The joy of art is particularly sweet, though, because it carries with it the threat of rejection, of failure, and of missed connections. It's precisely the high-wire act of this might not work that makes original art worth doing.


Quote: I see things differently when I'm focused on opening doors for other people, and more often than not, my doors are opened as well. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

I see things differently when I'm focused on opening doors for other people, and more often than not, my doors are opened as well.


Quote: Most people are searching for a path to success that is both easy and certain. Most paths are neither. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Most people are searching for a path to success that is both easy and certain. Most paths are neither.


Quote: I've never once met a successful blogger who questioned the personal value of what she did. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

I've never once met a successful blogger who questioned the personal value of what she did.


Quote: A brand is the set of expectations, memories, stores and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer's decision to choose one product or service over another. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

A brand is the set of expectations, memories, stores and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer's decision to choose one product or service over another.


Quote: You have to pay the price to be in the right place at the right time often enough that people tend to see you as the regular kind. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You have to pay the price to be in the right place at the right time often enough that people tend to see you as the regular kind.


Quote: Many people are starting to realize that they work a lot and that working on stuff they believe in (and making things happen) is much more satisfying then just getting a paycheck and waiting to get fired (or die). by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Many people are starting to realize that they work a lot and that working on stuff they believe in (and making things happen) is much more satisfying then just getting a paycheck and waiting to get fired (or die).


Quote: A symptom of the revolution: When we state something is impossible in theory, but then change our minds when we discover that it is possible in practice. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

A symptom of the revolution: When we state something is impossible in theory, but then change our minds when we discover that it is possible in practice.


Quote: Remember the Bob Dylan rule: it's not just a record, it's a movement. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Remember the Bob Dylan rule: it's not just a record, it's a movement.


Quote: It's almost impossible to have fun playing ping pong with someone who doesn't care, won't try or isn't any good. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

It's almost impossible to have fun playing ping pong with someone who doesn't care, won't try or isn't any good.




Quote: Don't scale because you think there's a pot of gold over that rainbow. Scale because you're ready and eager to do heroic work, every day, forever. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Don't scale because you think there's a pot of gold over that rainbow. Scale because you're ready and eager to do heroic work, every day, forever.


Quote: Your audacious life goals are fabulous. We're proud of you for having them. But it's possible that those goals are designed to distract you from the thing that's really frightening you -- the shift in daily habits that would mean a re-invention of how you see yourself. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote; white text on black background

Your audacious life goals are fabulous. We're proud of you for having them. But it's possible that those goals are designed to distract you from the thing that's really frightening you -- the shift in daily habits that would mean a re-invention of how you see yourself.


Quote: You can raise the bar or you can wait for others to raise it, but it's getting raised regardless. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You can raise the bar or you can wait for others to raise it, but it's getting raised regardless.


Quote: I don't think we have any choice. I think we have an obligation to change the rules, to raise the bar, to play a different game, and to play it better than anyone has any right to believe is possible. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

I don't think we have any choice. I think we have an obligation to change the rules, to raise the bar, to play a different game, and to play it better than anyone has any right to believe is possible.


Quote: Great projects, like great careers and relationships that last, are gardens. They are tended, they shift, they grow. They endure over time, gaining a personality and reflecting their environment. When something dies or fades away, we prune, replant and grow again. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Great projects, like great careers and relationships that last, are gardens. They are tended, they shift, they grow. They endure over time, gaining a personality and reflecting their environment. When something dies or fades away, we prune, replant and grow again.


Quote: If you're going to buy a real book, a paper book, there better be a good reason. Perhaps scarcity is one of those reasons. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you're going to buy a real book, a paper book, there better be a good reason. Perhaps scarcity is one of those reasons.


Quote: I'm not a psychopath-I'm wearing a tie! by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

I'm not a psychopath-I'm wearing a tie!


Quote: Real change comes from finding and embracing and connecting and amplifying those that are inclined to like you and believe in you. Ideas spread from person to person, not so much from you to them. So find your biggest fans and give them a story to tell. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Real change comes from finding and embracing and connecting and amplifying those that are inclined to like you and believe in you. Ideas spread from person to person, not so much from you to them. So find your biggest fans and give them a story to tell.


Quote: Way more productive, I think, to push yourself to be more in the world, not to encourage yourself to hide. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Way more productive, I think, to push yourself to be more in the world, not to encourage yourself to hide.


Quote: Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time.


Quote: The sound of a small bell during a dark night, is louder than the din of traffic outside your window during rush hour. Surprise and differentiation have far more impact than noise does. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The sound of a small bell during a dark night, is louder than the din of traffic outside your window during rush hour. Surprise and differentiation have far more impact than noise does.


Quote: Desire can't be sated, because if it is, the longing disappears and then we've failed, because desire is the state we seek. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Desire can't be sated, because if it is, the longing disappears and then we've failed, because desire is the state we seek.


Quote: Confusion sets in when you're not sure if your product or service is bought or sold, or worse, if you are a salesperson just waiting for people to buy. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Confusion sets in when you're not sure if your product or service is bought or sold, or worse, if you are a salesperson just waiting for people to buy.


Quote: You can listen to what people say, sure. But you will be far more effective if you listen to what people do. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You can listen to what people say, sure. But you will be far more effective if you listen to what people do.


Quote: If you're passionate, be passionate enough to fail. Fail small, accept responsibility, repeat. The people who make change are the survivors of serial failure. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you're passionate, be passionate enough to fail. Fail small, accept responsibility, repeat. The people who make change are the survivors of serial failure.


Quote: Saying 'no' or even 'stop' is the hallmark of the professional you want on your team. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Saying 'no' or even 'stop' is the hallmark of the professional you want on your team.


Quote: Why waste a sentence saying nothing? by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Why waste a sentence saying nothing?


Quote: Fans, true fans, are hard to find and precious. Just a few can change everything. What they demand, though, is generosity and bravery. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Fans, true fans, are hard to find and precious. Just a few can change everything. What they demand, though, is generosity and bravery.


Quote: You can't fool all the people, not even most of the time. And people, once unfooled, talk about the experience. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You can't fool all the people, not even most of the time. And people, once unfooled, talk about the experience.


Quote: You can game the social media in the short run, but not for long. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You can game the social media in the short run, but not for long.


Quote: Just saying yes because you can't bear the short-term pain of saying no is not going to help you do the work. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Just saying yes because you can't bear the short-term pain of saying no is not going to help you do the work.


Quote: As our society gets more complex and our people get more complacent, the role of the jester is more vital than ever before. Please stop sitting around. We need you to make a ruckus. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

As our society gets more complex and our people get more complacent, the role of the jester is more vital than ever before. Please stop sitting around. We need you to make a ruckus.


Quote: Ideas aren't a sideshow that make our factory a little more valuable. Our factory is a sideshow that makes our ideas a little more valuable! by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Ideas aren't a sideshow that make our factory a little more valuable. Our factory is a sideshow that makes our ideas a little more valuable!




Quote: The way you make something happen is to do something that a fool could screw up. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The way you make something happen is to do something that a fool could screw up.


Quote: The only long-term motivation is self motivation. So hire people who are self motivated and get out of their way. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The only long-term motivation is self motivation. So hire people who are self motivated and get out of their way.




Quote: Positive thinking doesn't guarantee results, all it offers is something better than negative thinking. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Positive thinking doesn't guarantee results, all it offers is something better than negative thinking.


Quote: Build it, and they will come only works in the movies. Social Media is a build it, nurture it, engage them, and they may come and stay. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Build it, and they will come only works in the movies. Social Media is a build it, nurture it, engage them, and they may come and stay.


Quote: Go do something interesting. Ask if you need help. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Go do something interesting. Ask if you need help.


Quote: Great innovations, powerful interactions and real art are often produced by someone in a state of wonder. Looking around with stars in your eyes and amazement at the tools that are available to you can inspire generosity and creativity and connection. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Great innovations, powerful interactions and real art are often produced by someone in a state of wonder. Looking around with stars in your eyes and amazement at the tools that are available to you can inspire generosity and creativity and connection.


Quote: Courage doesn't always involve physical heroism in the face of death. It doesn't always require giant leaps worthy of celebration. Sometimes, courage is the willingness to speak the truth about what you see and to own what you say. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Courage doesn't always involve physical heroism in the face of death. It doesn't always require giant leaps worthy of celebration. Sometimes, courage is the willingness to speak the truth about what you see and to own what you say.


Quote: Practice works because practice gives us a chance to relax enough to make smart choices. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Practice works because practice gives us a chance to relax enough to make smart choices.


Quote: The key to success is to find a way to stand out -- to be the purple cow in a field of monochrome Holsteins. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The key to success is to find a way to stand out -- to be the purple cow in a field of monochrome Holsteins.


Quote: Criticism comes to those who stand out. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Criticism comes to those who stand out.


Quote: Art is never defect-free. Things that are remarkable never meet spec, because that would make them standardized, not worth talking about. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Art is never defect-free. Things that are remarkable never meet spec, because that would make them standardized, not worth talking about.


Quote: Excellence isn't about meeting the spec, it's about setting the spec. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Excellence isn't about meeting the spec, it's about setting the spec.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Excellence isn't about meeting the spec, it's about setting the spec. It defines what the consumer sees as quality right this minute, and tomorrow, if you're good, you'll reset that expectation again.


Quote: The only thing worse than starting something and failing... is not starting something. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The only thing worse than starting something and failing... is not starting something.


Quote: The easiest way to thrive as an outlier is to avoid being one. At least among your most treasured peers. Surround yourself with people in at least as much of a hurry, at least as inquisitive, at least as focused as you are. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The easiest way to thrive as an outlier is to avoid being one. At least among your most treasured peers. Surround yourself with people in at least as much of a hurry, at least as inquisitive, at least as focused as you are.


Quote: Strategic quitting is the secret of successful organizations. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Strategic quitting is the secret of successful organizations.




Quote: Authenticy in marketing is telling a story people want to hear. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Authenticy in marketing is telling a story people want to hear.




Quote: People talking about you is far more effective 

 than talking about yourself. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

People talking about you is far more effective

than talking about yourself.


Quote: The edge is a great place to be. Inside the box is too dark. Outside the box, there's no leverage. But on the edge of the box, you can get things done! by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The edge is a great place to be. Inside the box is too dark. Outside the box, there's no leverage. But on the edge of the box, you can get things done!


Quote: The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun, in the short run. It seems to me, though, that the people who get things done, who lead, who grow and who make an impact ... those people have goals. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun, in the short run. It seems to me, though, that the people who get things done, who lead, who grow and who make an impact ... those people have goals.


Quote: Sure, compare. But compare the things that matter to the journey you're on. The rest is noise. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Sure, compare. But compare the things that matter to the journey you're on. The rest is noise.


Quote: The problem with words is that they easily lose their meaning. Say something often enough and it becomes a tic, not an expression of how you actually feel. Not only that, but words rarely change things. Actions do. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The problem with words is that they easily lose their meaning. Say something often enough and it becomes a tic, not an expression of how you actually feel. Not only that, but words rarely change things. Actions do.


Quote: If you can embrace the idea that your success and happiness are tied up in defeating the fear that's holding you back, you're 90 percent of the way to where you need to go, because no, we're not kids, and no, this is not a bike. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you can embrace the idea that your success and happiness are tied up in defeating the fear that's holding you back, you're 90 percent of the way to where you need to go, because no, we're not kids, and no, this is not a bike.


Quote: Anyone who says failure is not an option has also ruled out innovation. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Anyone who says failure is not an option has also ruled out innovation.


Quote: If you speak up online and your ideas have currency, people are going to show up and want to connect with you. What we need more of are people with the guts and emotional labour to do this. The greatest shortage in today's society is an instinct to produce. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you speak up online and your ideas have currency, people are going to show up and want to connect with you. What we need more of are people with the guts and emotional labour to do this. The greatest shortage in today's society is an instinct to produce.


Quote: Persistent people are able to visualize the idea of light at the end of the tunnel when others can't see it. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Persistent people are able to visualize the idea of light at the end of the tunnel when others can't see it.


Quote: Art is the work of a human being -- something a person does with generosity to touch someone else to make a change for the better. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Art is the work of a human being -- something a person does with generosity to touch someone else to make a change for the better.




Quote: When you think about Uber and Airbnb and the other companies that are turning things upside down, Uber isn't big 'cause they ran a lot of ads. They're big because someone took out their iPhone and said to their friend, watch this, and pressed a button and a car pulled up. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote; white text on black background

When you think about Uber and Airbnb and the other companies that are turning things upside down, Uber isn't big 'cause they ran a lot of ads. They're big because someone took out their iPhone and said to their friend, watch this, and pressed a button and a car pulled up.


Quote: The universal truth is beyond question-the only people who excel are those who have decided to do so. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The universal truth is beyond question-the only people who excel are those who have decided to do so.


Quote: The only reason to build a website is to change someone. If you can't tell me the change and you can't tell me the someone, then you're wasting your time. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The only reason to build a website is to change someone. If you can't tell me the change and you can't tell me the someone, then you're wasting your time.


Quote: New fashions (of all sorts) come from unexpected places, not from the arbiters of what's correct. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

New fashions (of all sorts) come from unexpected places, not from the arbiters of what's correct.


Quote: Getting picked is fine if it happens to you. But it's not a plan. It's a version of waiting and hoping. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Getting picked is fine if it happens to you. But it's not a plan. It's a version of waiting and hoping.


Quote: Every single important thing we do is something we didn't use to be good at, and in fact, might be something we used to fear. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Every single important thing we do is something we didn't use to be good at, and in fact, might be something we used to fear.


Quote: Will you succeed because you are more well-rounded than others? Because you fit in better than everyone else? Bloody unlikely. We succeed when we are trusted to be the best at what we do. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Will you succeed because you are more well-rounded than others? Because you fit in better than everyone else? Bloody unlikely. We succeed when we are trusted to be the best at what we do.


Quote: Measurement is fabulous. Unless you're busy measuring what's easy to measure as opposed to what's important. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Measurement is fabulous. Unless you're busy measuring what's easy to measure as opposed to what's important.


Quote: Denigrating art you don't understand doesn't hurt the art -- it reveals something about your willingness to learn. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Denigrating art you don't understand doesn't hurt the art -- it reveals something about your willingness to learn.


Quote: Make a decision. It doesn't have to be a wise decision or a perfect one. Just make one. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Make a decision. It doesn't have to be a wise decision or a perfect one. Just make one.


Quote: My best advice: win little battles. Get in the habit of winning, of shipping, of having customers that can't live without you. Once you've demonstrated you know how to do the art, then go after the windmills. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

My best advice: win little battles. Get in the habit of winning, of shipping, of having customers that can't live without you. Once you've demonstrated you know how to do the art, then go after the windmills.


Quote: There's no life-work balance. I think you have to have the discipline to have the life you want to have. And if you are stealing from one part of your life in order to make the other part work, you are going to pay for it. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

There's no life-work balance. I think you have to have the discipline to have the life you want to have. And if you are stealing from one part of your life in order to make the other part work, you are going to pay for it.


Quote: Rehearsing failure is simply a bad habit, not a productive use of your time. When you choose to visualize the path that works, you're more likely to shore it up and create an environment where it can take place. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Rehearsing failure is simply a bad habit, not a productive use of your time. When you choose to visualize the path that works, you're more likely to shore it up and create an environment where it can take place.


Quote: It's far easier to put your future into someone else's hands than it is to slog your way forward, owning the results as you go. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

It's far easier to put your future into someone else's hands than it is to slog your way forward, owning the results as you go.


Quote: If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well.


Quote: The way to get unstuck is to start down the wrong path, right now. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The way to get unstuck is to start down the wrong path, right now.


Quote: Nine years of experience is very different from one year of experience, nine times. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Nine years of experience is very different from one year of experience, nine times.


Quote: I have something to say. I know how to do something. I'm doing it. If you want me to do it with you, raise your hand. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

I have something to say. I know how to do something. I'm doing it. If you want me to do it with you, raise your hand.


Quote: Writing a book is a tremendous experience. It pays off intellectually. It clarifies your thinking. It builds credibility. It is a living engine of marketing and idea spreading, working every day to deliver your message with authority. You should write one. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Writing a book is a tremendous experience. It pays off intellectually. It clarifies your thinking. It builds credibility. It is a living engine of marketing and idea spreading, working every day to deliver your message with authority. You should write one.


Quote: Competition validates you. It creates a category. It permits the sale to be this or that, not yes or no. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Competition validates you. It creates a category. It permits the sale to be this or that, not yes or no.


Quote: Without people pushing against your quest to do something worth talking about, it's unlikely to be worth the journey. Persist. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Without people pushing against your quest to do something worth talking about, it's unlikely to be worth the journey. Persist.


Quote: The job is not your work; what you do with your heart and soul is the work. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The job is not your work; what you do with your heart and soul is the work.


Quote: The instinct to produce great work doesn't require a fancy notebook. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The instinct to produce great work doesn't require a fancy notebook.


Quote: You can win with consistent benefits, delivered over time. You win by incrementally earning share, attention and trust. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You can win with consistent benefits, delivered over time. You win by incrementally earning share, attention and trust.


Quote: Mostly, the best way to be the next Mark Zuckerberg is to make difficult choices. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Mostly, the best way to be the next Mark Zuckerberg is to make difficult choices.


Quote: Embracing the fear of freedom, deciding to determine your own path, this is the work of a grownup. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Embracing the fear of freedom, deciding to determine your own path, this is the work of a grownup.


Quote: If you love writing or making music or blogging or any sort of performing art, then do it. Do it with everything you've got. Just don't plan on using it as a shortcut to making a living. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you love writing or making music or blogging or any sort of performing art, then do it. Do it with everything you've got. Just don't plan on using it as a shortcut to making a living.


Quote: Kickstarter isn't a profit center, it's an organizer and an instigator. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Kickstarter isn't a profit center, it's an organizer and an instigator.


Quote: Kickstarter eliminates the risk that publishers and booksellers face. They have limited resources and limited shelf space, and Kickstarter is proof to them that something is going to work. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Kickstarter eliminates the risk that publishers and booksellers face. They have limited resources and limited shelf space, and Kickstarter is proof to them that something is going to work.


Quote: Permission marketing is marketing without interruptions. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Permission marketing is marketing without interruptions.



Longer Version/[Notes]:

Traditional corporations, particularly large-scale service and manufacturing businesses are organized for efficiency. Or consistency. But not joy. Joy comes from surprise and connection and humanity and transparency and new...If you fear special requests, if you staff with cogs, if you have to put it all in a manual, then the chances of amazing someone are really quite low. These organizations have people who will try to patch problems over after the fact, instead of motivated people eager to delight on the spot.
The alternative, it seems, is to organize for joy. These are the companies that give their people the freedom (and the expectation) that they will create, connect and surprise. These are the organizations that embrace someone who make a difference, as opposed to searching the employee handbook for a rule that was violated.




Quote: Following the well-lit path, offers little in the way of magic. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Following the well-lit path, offers little in the way of magic.


Quote: It's war that makes generals. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

It's war that makes generals.


Quote: The challenge with being an initiator of projects is that you are never, ever done. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The challenge with being an initiator of projects is that you are never, ever done.


Quote: Most of your competition spend their days looking forward to those rare moments when everything goes right. Imagine how much leverage you have if you spend your time maximizing those common moments when it doesn't. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Most of your competition spend their days looking forward to those rare moments when everything goes right. Imagine how much leverage you have if you spend your time maximizing those common moments when it doesn't.


Quote: 'Good enough' stopped being good enough a long time ago. so why not be great? by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

'Good enough' stopped being good enough a long time ago. so why not be great?


Quote: For most modern marketers, quantity isn't the point. What matters is to matter. Lives changed. Work that made an actual difference. Connection. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

For most modern marketers, quantity isn't the point. What matters is to matter. Lives changed. Work that made an actual difference. Connection.


Quote: Good marketers measure. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Good marketers measure.


Quote: Normal is fading away. Governments and industries and schools like normal, because it's easier, it scales and it's profitable. But people don't like it -- we want to be who we are, not who some marketer tells us to be. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Normal is fading away. Governments and industries and schools like normal, because it's easier, it scales and it's profitable. But people don't like it -- we want to be who we are, not who some marketer tells us to be.


Quote: Marketers want to get their messages in front of you. They must get their messages in front of you, just to survive. The only problem is-do you really want more marketing messages? by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Marketers want to get their messages in front of you. They must get their messages in front of you, just to survive. The only problem is-do you really want more marketing messages?


Quote: Stop trying to find the formula that will instantly make your idea into a winner. Instead of being scientists, the best marketers are artists. They realize that whatever is being sold is being purchased, because it creates an emotional want, not because it fills a simple need. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote; white text on black background

Stop trying to find the formula that will instantly make your idea into a winner. Instead of being scientists, the best marketers are artists. They realize that whatever is being sold is being purchased, because it creates an emotional want, not because it fills a simple need.


Quote: If you're a marketer who doesn't know how to invent, design, influence, adapt, and ultimately discard products, then you're no longer a marketer. You're deadwood. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you're a marketer who doesn't know how to invent, design, influence, adapt, and ultimately discard products, then you're no longer a marketer. You're deadwood.


Quote: The mistake so many marketers make is that they conjoin the urgency of making another sale with the timing to earn the right to make that sale. In other words, you must build trust before you need it. Building trust right when you want to make a sale is just too late. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote; white text on black background

The mistake so many marketers make is that they conjoin the urgency of making another sale with the timing to earn the right to make that sale. In other words, you must build trust before you need it. Building trust right when you want to make a sale is just too late.


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