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Quote: Cheap is the last refuge of a product developer or marketer who is out of great ideas. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Cheap is the last refuge of a product developer or marketer who is out of great ideas.


Quote: Marketers have to move upstream now. We have to stop being the last step in the process and start being the first step. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Marketers have to move upstream now. We have to stop being the last step in the process and start being the first step.


Quote: All Marketers are liars tell stories. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

All Marketers are liars tell stories.


Quote: Our job as marketers and leaders, is to create vibrant pockets, not to hunt for mass. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Our job as marketers and leaders, is to create vibrant pockets, not to hunt for mass.


Quote: What marketers used to do is make average products for average people. That's what mass marketing is. They would ignore the geeks, and -- God forbid -- the laggards. It was all about going for the center. I don't think that's the strategy we want to use anymore. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

What marketers used to do is make average products for average people. That's what mass marketing is. They would ignore the geeks, and -- God forbid -- the laggards. It was all about going for the center. I don't think that's the strategy we want to use anymore.


Quote: Great marketers don't make stuff. They make meaning. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Great marketers don't make stuff. They make meaning.


Quote: The only people who get paid what they're worth are people who don't follow the instruction book, who create art, who are innovative, who work without a map. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The only people who get paid what they're worth are people who don't follow the instruction book, who create art, who are innovative, who work without a map.


Quote: It always feels too soon to leap. But you have to. Because that's the moment between you and remarkable. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

It always feels too soon to leap. But you have to. Because that's the moment between you and remarkable.


Quote: If you treat your employees like mushrooms (keep them in the dark and regularly throw crap on them), it's entirely likely you will get precisely the work you deserve in return. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you treat your employees like mushrooms (keep them in the dark and regularly throw crap on them), it's entirely likely you will get precisely the work you deserve in return.




Quote: Don't waste time looking for a better pencil:  learn to write better. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Don't waste time looking for a better pencil:  learn to write better.


Quote: One way to think about running a successful business is to figure out what the least you can do is, and do that. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

One way to think about running a successful business is to figure out what the least you can do is, and do that.


Quote: Make enough mole hills, and eventually you will build a mountain. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Make enough mole hills, and eventually you will build a mountain.


Quote: Learn. Ceaselessly. Learn to code, to write persuasively, to understand new technologies, to bring out the best in your team, to find underused resources and to spot patterns. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Learn. Ceaselessly. Learn to code, to write persuasively, to understand new technologies, to bring out the best in your team, to find underused resources and to spot patterns.


Quote: Artists are people with a genius for finding a new answer, a new connection, or a new way of getting things done. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Artists are people with a genius for finding a new answer, a new connection, or a new way of getting things done.


Quote: And the reason is that until Wonder came along and figured out how to spread the idea of sliced bread, no one wanted it. That the success of sliced bread... is not always about what the patent is like, or what the factory is like -- it's about can you get your idea to spread, or not. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote: And the reason is that until Wonder came along and figured out how to spread the idea of sliced bread, no one wanted it. That the success of sliced bread... is not always about what the patent is like, or what the factory is like -- it's about can you get your idea to spread, or not.- black text on quotes background

And the reason is that until Wonder came along and figured out how to spread the idea of sliced bread, no one wanted it. That the success of sliced bread... is not always about what the patent is like, or what the factory is like -- it's about can you get your idea to spread, or not.


Quote: You don't need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You don't need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment.


Quote: We need students who can learn how to learn, who can discover how to push themselves and are generous enough and honest enough to engage with the outside world to make those dreams happen. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

We need students who can learn how to learn, who can discover how to push themselves and are generous enough and honest enough to engage with the outside world to make those dreams happen.


Quote: It's entirely possible that there won't be a standing ovation at the end of your journey. That's okay. At least you lived. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

It's entirely possible that there won't be a standing ovation at the end of your journey. That's okay. At least you lived.


Quote: No niche is too small if it's yours. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

No niche is too small if it's yours.


Quote: Don't try to be the 'next'. Instead, try to be the other, the changer, the new. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Don't try to be the 'next'. Instead, try to be the other, the changer, the new.


Quote: If a product's future is unlikely to be remarkable -- if you can't imagine a future in which people are once again fascinated by your product -- it's time to realize that the game has changed. Instead of investing in a dying product, take profits and reinvest them in building something new. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote: If a product's future is unlikely to be remarkable -- if you can't imagine a future in which people are once again fascinated by your product -- it's time to realize that the game has changed. Instead of investing in a dying product, take profits and reinvest them in building something new.- black text on quotes background

If a product's future is unlikely to be remarkable -- if you can't imagine a future in which people are once again fascinated by your product -- it's time to realize that the game has changed. Instead of investing in a dying product, take profits and reinvest them in building something new.


Quote: You gain converts by winning at something the existing provider didn't think was so important. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You gain converts by winning at something the existing provider didn't think was so important.


Quote: We know what you want to accomplish... The real question is, 'what are you willing to push through the dip for?' What are you willing to stand up for, bleed for, commit to and generally be unreasonable about? Because that's what's going to actually get done. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

We know what you want to accomplish... The real question is, 'what are you willing to push through the dip for?' What are you willing to stand up for, bleed for, commit to and generally be unreasonable about? Because that's what's going to actually get done.


Quote: The object isn't to be perfect. The goal isn't to hold back until you've created something beyond reproach. I believe the opposite is true. Our birthright is to fail and to fail often, but to fail in search of something bigger than we can imagine. To do anything else is to waste it all. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote: The object isn't to be perfect. The goal isn't to hold back until you've created something beyond reproach. I believe the opposite is true. Our birthright is to fail and to fail often, but to fail in search of something bigger than we can imagine. To do anything else is to waste it all.- black text on quotes background

The object isn't to be perfect. The goal isn't to hold back until you've created something beyond reproach. I believe the opposite is true. Our birthright is to fail and to fail often, but to fail in search of something bigger than we can imagine. To do anything else is to waste it all.


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

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.


Quote: Today, not starting is far, far worse than being wrong. If you start, you've got a shot at evolving and adjusting to turn your wrong into a right. But if you don't start, you never get a chance. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Today, not starting is far, far worse than being wrong. If you start, you've got a shot at evolving and adjusting to turn your wrong into a right. But if you don't start, you never get a chance.


Quote: Please stop waiting for a map. We reward those who draw maps, not those who follow them. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Please stop waiting for a map. We reward those who draw maps, not those who follow them.


Quote: We're better in the rearview mirror than we are at predicting -- 'cause you're never going to be right every time. You can handicap it. You can point to certain elements that make it work, and many of those elements come straight out of epidemiology, right? by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

We're better in the rearview mirror than we are at predicting -- 'cause you're never going to be right every time. You can handicap it. You can point to certain elements that make it work, and many of those elements come straight out of epidemiology, right?


Quote: Outsiders are way more likely to approach your organization with fabulous projects if they think they're likely to both get a good reception and succeed when they get to market. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Outsiders are way more likely to approach your organization with fabulous projects if they think they're likely to both get a good reception and succeed when they get to market.


Quote: It's human nature to quit when it hurts. But it's that reflex that creates scarcity. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

It's human nature to quit when it hurts. But it's that reflex that creates scarcity.


Quote: It's never too late to start heading in the right direction. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

It's never too late to start heading in the right direction.


Quote: You win by trying. And failing. Test, try, fail, measure, evolve, repeat, persist. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You win by trying. And failing. Test, try, fail, measure, evolve, repeat, persist.


Quote: If we can fall in love with serving people, creating value, solving problems, building valuable connections and doing work that matters, it makes it far more likely we're going to do important work. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If we can fall in love with serving people, creating value, solving problems, building valuable connections and doing work that matters, it makes it far more likely we're going to do important work.


Quote: Understanding the mythology of your partner, your customer and your audience is far more important than watching the instant replay of what actually happened. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Understanding the mythology of your partner, your customer and your audience is far more important than watching the instant replay of what actually happened.




Quote: Some people read business books looking for confirmation. I read them in search of disquiet. Confirmation is cheap, easy and ineffective. Restlessness and the scientific method, on the other hand, create a culture of testing and inquiry that can't help but push you forward. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote; white text on black background

Some people read business books looking for confirmation. I read them in search of disquiet. Confirmation is cheap, easy and ineffective. Restlessness and the scientific method, on the other hand, create a culture of testing and inquiry that can't help but push you forward.


Quote: It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. Stop settling for what's good enough and start creating art that matters. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. Stop settling for what's good enough and start creating art that matters.


Quote: Seizing new ground, making connections between people or ideas, working without a map-these are works of art, and if you do them, you are an artist, regardless of whether you wear a smock, use a computer, or work with others all day long. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Seizing new ground, making connections between people or ideas, working without a map-these are works of art, and if you do them, you are an artist, regardless of whether you wear a smock, use a computer, or work with others all day long.


Quote: Here's the fascinating part, call it the golden shoulder: We have no idea in advance who the great contributors are going to be. We know that there's a huge cohort of people struggling outside the boundaries of the curated, selected few, but we don't know who they are. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote; white text on black background

Here's the fascinating part, call it the golden shoulder: We have no idea in advance who the great contributors are going to be. We know that there's a huge cohort of people struggling outside the boundaries of the curated, selected few, but we don't know who they are.


Quote: Self sufficiency appears to be a worthy goal, but it's now impossible if you want to actually get anything done. All our productivity, leverage and insight comes from being part of a community, not apart from it. The goal, I think, is to figure out how to become more dependent, not less. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote: Self sufficiency appears to be a worthy goal, but it's now impossible if you want to actually get anything done. All our productivity, leverage and insight comes from being part of a community, not apart from it. The goal, I think, is to figure out how to become more dependent, not less.- black text on quotes background

Self sufficiency appears to be a worthy goal, but it's now impossible if you want to actually get anything done. All our productivity, leverage and insight comes from being part of a community, not apart from it. The goal, I think, is to figure out how to become more dependent, not less.


Quote: No one has ever built a statue to a critic, it's true. On the other hand, it's only the people with statues that get pooped on by birds flying by. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

No one has ever built a statue to a critic, it's true. On the other hand, it's only the people with statues that get pooped on by birds flying by.


Quote: Repeating easy tasks again and again gets you not very far. Attacking only steep cliffs where no progress is made isn't particularly effective either. No, the best path is an endless series of difficult (but achievable) hills. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Repeating easy tasks again and again gets you not very far. Attacking only steep cliffs where no progress is made isn't particularly effective either. No, the best path is an endless series of difficult (but achievable) hills.


Quote: You can use social media to turn strangers into friends, friends into customers and customers into salespeople. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You can use social media to turn strangers into friends, friends into customers and customers into salespeople.


Quote: Our job is to make change. Our job is to connect to people, to interact with them in a way that leaves them better than we found them, more able to get where they'd like to go. Every time we waste that opportunity, every page or sentence that doesn't do enough to advance the cause is waste. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote: Our job is to make change. Our job is to connect to people, to interact with them in a way that leaves them better than we found them, more able to get where they'd like to go. Every time we waste that opportunity, every page or sentence that doesn't do enough to advance the cause is waste.- black text on quotes background

Our job is to make change. Our job is to connect to people, to interact with them in a way that leaves them better than we found them, more able to get where they'd like to go. Every time we waste that opportunity, every page or sentence that doesn't do enough to advance the cause is waste.


Quote: If you borrow money to make money, you've done something magical. On the other hand, if you go into debt to pay your bills or buy something you want but don't need, you've done something stupid. Stupid and short-sighted and ultimately life-changing for the worse. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you borrow money to make money, you've done something magical. On the other hand, if you go into debt to pay your bills or buy something you want but don't need, you've done something stupid. Stupid and short-sighted and ultimately life-changing for the worse.


Quote: Art is the work of a human, an individual seeking to make a statement, to cause a reaction, to connect. Art is something new, every time, and art might not work, precisely because it's new, because it's human and because it seeks to connect. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Art is the work of a human, an individual seeking to make a statement, to cause a reaction, to connect. Art is something new, every time, and art might not work, precisely because it's new, because it's human and because it seeks to connect.


Quote: It will take you less time and effort to do a thing the difficult way than it will to buy, try and discard all the shortcuts. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

It will take you less time and effort to do a thing the difficult way than it will to buy, try and discard all the shortcuts.


Quote: Things that look like shortcuts are actually detours (disguised as less work). by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Things that look like shortcuts are actually detours (disguised as less work).


Quote: Those that spend the most effort in search of shortcuts are often the most disappointed and the least successful. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Those that spend the most effort in search of shortcuts are often the most disappointed and the least successful.




Quote: The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something when you're here. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something when you're here.


Quote: So sure, start with a slogan. But don't bother wasting any time on it if you're merely going for catchy. Aim for true instead. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

So sure, start with a slogan. But don't bother wasting any time on it if you're merely going for catchy. Aim for true instead.


Quote: Social Networking that matters is helping people archive their goals. Doing it reliably and repeatability so that over time people have an interest in helping you achieve your goals. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Social Networking that matters is helping people archive their goals. Doing it reliably and repeatability so that over time people have an interest in helping you achieve your goals.


Quote: A book is a souvenir of an idea. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

A book is a souvenir of an idea.




Quote: No one ever gets talker's block. No one wakes up in the morning, discovers he has nothing to say, and sits quietly, for days or weeks, until the muse hits, until the moment is right, until all the craziness in his life has died down. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

No one ever gets talker's block. No one wakes up in the morning, discovers he has nothing to say, and sits quietly, for days or weeks, until the muse hits, until the moment is right, until all the craziness in his life has died down.


Quote: The weird set an example for the rest of us. They raise the bar. They show us through their actions that in fact we're wired to do the new, not to comply with someone a thousand miles away. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The weird set an example for the rest of us. They raise the bar. They show us through their actions that in fact we're wired to do the new, not to comply with someone a thousand miles away.


Quote: Change almost never fails because it's too early. It almost always fails because it's too late. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Change almost never fails because it's too early. It almost always fails because it's too late.


Quote: What is school for? If you're not asking that, you're wasting time and money. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

What is school for? If you're not asking that, you're wasting time and money.


Quote: A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote; white text on black background

A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.


Quote: Two different things: A crowd is a tribe without a leader. A crowd is a tribe without communication. Most organizations spend their time marketing to the crowd. Smart organizations assemble the tribe. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Two different things: A crowd is a tribe without a leader. A crowd is a tribe without communication. Most organizations spend their time marketing to the crowd. Smart organizations assemble the tribe.


Quote: So much easier to aim for the smallest possible audience, not the largest, to build long-term value among a trusted, delighted tribe, to create work that matters and stands the test of time. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

So much easier to aim for the smallest possible audience, not the largest, to build long-term value among a trusted, delighted tribe, to create work that matters and stands the test of time.


Quote: The opportunity is not in being momentarily popular with the anonymous masses. It's in being missed when you're gone, in doing work that matters to the tribe you choose. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The opportunity is not in being momentarily popular with the anonymous masses. It's in being missed when you're gone, in doing work that matters to the tribe you choose.


Quote: The real power of tribes has nothing to do with the Internet and everything to do with people. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The real power of tribes has nothing to do with the Internet and everything to do with people.


Quote: Every voice doesn't matter -- only the voices that move your idea forward, that make it better, that make you better, that make it more likely you will ship work that benefits your tribe. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Every voice doesn't matter -- only the voices that move your idea forward, that make it better, that make you better, that make it more likely you will ship work that benefits your tribe.


Quote: Great leaders don't try to please everyone. Great leaders don't water down their message in order to make the tribe a bit bigger. Instead, they realize that a motivated, connected tribe in the midst of a movement is far more powerful than a larger group could ever be. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote; white text on black background

Great leaders don't try to please everyone. Great leaders don't water down their message in order to make the tribe a bit bigger. Instead, they realize that a motivated, connected tribe in the midst of a movement is far more powerful than a larger group could ever be.


Quote: The one path that never works is the most common one: doing nothing at all. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The one path that never works is the most common one: doing nothing at all.


Quote: You don't have enough time to be both unhappy and mediocre. It's not just pointless; it's painful. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You don't have enough time to be both unhappy and mediocre. It's not just pointless; it's painful.


Quote: Set up a life you don't need to escape from. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Set up a life you don't need to escape from.


Quote: Leaders lead when they take positions, when they connect with their tribes, and when they help the tribe connect to itself. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Leaders lead when they take positions, when they connect with their tribes, and when they help the tribe connect to itself.


Quote: Tribes makes our lives better, and leading a tribe is the best life of all. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Tribes makes our lives better, and leading a tribe is the best life of all.


Quote: Instead of working so hard to prove the skeptics wrong, it makes a lot more sense to delight the true believers. 

 They deserve it, after all, and they're the ones that are going to spread the word for you. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Instead of working so hard to prove the skeptics wrong, it makes a lot more sense to delight the true believers.

They deserve it, after all, and they're the ones that are going to spread the word for you.


Quote: I find that I have about six bloggable ideas a day. I also find that writing twice as long a post doesn't increase communication, it usually decreases it. And finally, I found that people get antsy if there are unread posts in their queue. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

I find that I have about six bloggable ideas a day. I also find that writing twice as long a post doesn't increase communication, it usually decreases it. And finally, I found that people get antsy if there are unread posts in their queue.


Quote: If you need to conceal your true nature to get in the door, understand that you'll probably have to conceal your true nature to keep that job. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you need to conceal your true nature to get in the door, understand that you'll probably have to conceal your true nature to keep that job.


Quote: A customer is never out of warranty, even if his product is. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

A customer is never out of warranty, even if his product is.


Quote: The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your 

 agenda, because, after all, you're doing it next. Well, perhaps it will 

 be the most urgent thing. Or the easiest. In fact, the most important 

 thing probably isn't even on your agenda. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your

agenda, because, after all, you're doing it next. Well, perhaps it will

be the most urgent thing. Or the easiest. In fact, the most important

thing probably isn't even on your agenda.


Quote: Solving problems--actually solving them, not just claiming you do--solving perceived, urgent problems, is a surefire way to get the world to beat a path to your door. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Solving problems--actually solving them, not just claiming you do--solving perceived, urgent problems, is a surefire way to get the world to beat a path to your door.


Quote: It's uncomfortable to resist the urge to settle. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

It's uncomfortable to resist the urge to settle.




Quote: Doing justice to the work is your task, not setting a world record. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Doing justice to the work is your task, not setting a world record.


Quote: When you put your ideas in the world, then, and only then, do you know if they're real. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

When you put your ideas in the world, then, and only then, do you know if they're real.




Quote: Your drudgery is another person's delight. It's only a job if you treat it that way. The privilege to do our work, to be in control of the promises we make and the things we build, is something worth cherishing. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Your drudgery is another person's delight. It's only a job if you treat it that way. The privilege to do our work, to be in control of the promises we make and the things we build, is something worth cherishing.


Quote: Black Friday is a media trap, an orchestrated mass hallucination based on herd dynamics and the media cycle. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Black Friday is a media trap, an orchestrated mass hallucination based on herd dynamics and the media cycle.


Quote: As creators, our pursuit of perfection might be misguided, particularly if it comes at the expense of the things that matter. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

As creators, our pursuit of perfection might be misguided, particularly if it comes at the expense of the things that matter.


Quote: If it were any other way, it would be easy. And if it were any other way, everyone would do it and your work would ultimately be devalued. The yin and yang are clear: without people pushing against your quest to do something worth talking about, it's unlikely it would be worth the journey. Persist. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote: If it were any other way, it would be easy. And if it were any other way, everyone would do it and your work would ultimately be devalued. The yin and yang are clear: without people pushing against your quest to do something worth talking about, it's unlikely it would be worth the journey. Persist.- black text on quotes background

If it were any other way, it would be easy. And if it were any other way, everyone would do it and your work would ultimately be devalued. The yin and yang are clear: without people pushing against your quest to do something worth talking about, it's unlikely it would be worth the journey. Persist.


Quote: Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been...frighten ed enough to hold it back. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote: Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been...frighten ed enough to hold it back. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must.- black text on quotes background

Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been...frighten ed enough to hold it back. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must.




Quote: If you work in an urgent-only culture, the only solution is to make the right things urgent. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you work in an urgent-only culture, the only solution is to make the right things urgent.


Quote: Fear is the workout we give ourselves imagining what will happen if things don't work out... Worry is our effort to imagine every possible way to avoid the outcome that is causing us fear, and failing that, to survive the thing that we fear if it comes to fruition. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of Seth Godin quote; white text on black background

Fear is the workout we give ourselves imagining what will happen if things don't work out... Worry is our effort to imagine every possible way to avoid the outcome that is causing us fear, and failing that, to survive the thing that we fear if it comes to fruition.


Quote: The librarian isn't a clerk who happens to work in a library. A librarian is a data hound, a guide, a sherpa and a teacher. The librarian is the interface between reams of data and the untrained but motivated user. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The librarian isn't a clerk who happens to work in a library. A librarian is a data hound, a guide, a sherpa and a teacher. The librarian is the interface between reams of data and the untrained but motivated user.




Quote: The less people know, the more they yell. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The less people know, the more they yell.


Quote: Most people don't see that they have options beyond what society tells them to do. That's the biggest problem. They honestly believe that compliance is the shortcut to success. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Most people don't see that they have options beyond what society tells them to do. That's the biggest problem. They honestly believe that compliance is the shortcut to success.


Quote: Isn't the drawing board the place where all the best work happens? It's not a bad thing to go back there. It's the entire point. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Isn't the drawing board the place where all the best work happens? It's not a bad thing to go back there. It's the entire point.




Quote: Everyone has a comfort zone. Worth considering: How hard (and how often) are you willing to work to get out of it? You can turn that into a habit if you choose. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Everyone has a comfort zone. Worth considering: How hard (and how often) are you willing to work to get out of it? You can turn that into a habit if you choose.


Quote: We've greatly exaggerated the risk of sinking, without celebrating the value of swimming. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

We've greatly exaggerated the risk of sinking, without celebrating the value of swimming.


Quote: Without a specific reason for the consumer to behave, without a reward or benefit, the overwhelmed consumer will refuse. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Without a specific reason for the consumer to behave, without a reward or benefit, the overwhelmed consumer will refuse.


Quote: Conversations among the members of your marketplace happen whether you like it or not. Good marketing encourages the right sort of conversations. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Conversations among the members of your marketplace happen whether you like it or not. Good marketing encourages the right sort of conversations.


Quote: How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable? by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?


Quote: Finding new ways, more clever ways to interrupt people doesn't work. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Finding new ways, more clever ways to interrupt people doesn't work.


Quote: Anticipated, personal, and relevant advertising always does better than unsolicited junk. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

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


Quote: The future of marketing is leadership. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The future of marketing is leadership.


Quote: Connect, create meaning, make a difference, matter, be missed. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Connect, create meaning, make a difference, matter, be missed.


Quote: The best reason someone talks about you is because they're actually talking about themselves. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The best reason someone talks about you is because they're actually talking about themselves.


Quote: Based on who they are and what they want and what they know, everyone is right. Every time. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Based on who they are and what they want and what they know, everyone is right. Every time.


Quote: If you bring your best self to the world, your best work, and the world doesn't receive it, it's entirely possible that your marketing sucked. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you bring your best self to the world, your best work, and the world doesn't receive it, it's entirely possible that your marketing sucked.


Quote: One way to sell a consumer something in the future is simply to get his or her permission in advance. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

One way to sell a consumer something in the future is simply to get his or her permission in advance.


Quote: If you wait until there is another case study in your industry, you will be too late! by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you wait until there is another case study in your industry, you will be too late!


Quote: Organizations that destroy the status quo win. Whatever the status quo is, changing it gives you the opportunity to be remarkable. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Organizations that destroy the status quo win. Whatever the status quo is, changing it gives you the opportunity to be remarkable.


Quote: The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing.


Quote: Products that are remarkable get talked about. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Products that are remarkable get talked about.


Quote: Marketing is the act of inventing the product. The effort of designing it. The craft of producing it. The art of pricing it. The technique of selling it. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Marketing is the act of inventing the product. The effort of designing it. The craft of producing it. The art of pricing it. The technique of selling it.


Quote: The reason it seems that price is all your customers care about is that you haven't given them anything else to care about. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The reason it seems that price is all your customers care about is that you haven't given them anything else to care about.


Quote: Good marketers tell a story. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Good marketers tell a story.


Quote: Making promises and keeping them is a great way to build a brand. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Making promises and keeping them is a great way to build a brand.


Quote: The goal of a marketing interaction isn't to close the sale, any more than the goal of a first date is to get married. No, the opportunity is to move forward, to earn attention and trust and curiosity and conversation. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The goal of a marketing interaction isn't to close the sale, any more than the goal of a first date is to get married. No, the opportunity is to move forward, to earn attention and trust and curiosity and conversation.


Quote: Don't find customers for your products, find products for your customers. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Don't find customers for your products, find products for your customers.


Quote: The time to look for a new job is when you don't need one. The time to switch jobs is before it feels comfortable. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The time to look for a new job is when you don't need one. The time to switch jobs is before it feels comfortable.


Quote: You are not your resume, you are your work. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

You are not your resume, you are your work.




Quote: Transferring your passion to your job is far easier than finding a job that happens to match your passion. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Transferring your passion to your job is far easier than finding a job that happens to match your passion.


Quote: Make more decisions. That's the only way to get better at it. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Make more decisions. That's the only way to get better at it.


Quote: People get good gigs because they stand up....You don't get picked. Reject the tyranny of picked. Pick yourself. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

People get good gigs because they stand up....You don't get picked. Reject the tyranny of picked. Pick yourself.


Quote: The sooner we realize that the world has changed, the sooner we can accept it and make something of what we've got. Whining isn't a scalable solution. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The sooner we realize that the world has changed, the sooner we can accept it and make something of what we've got. Whining isn't a scalable solution.


Quote: Reject the tyranny of picked. Pick yourself. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Reject the tyranny of picked. Pick yourself.


Quote: No organization ever created an innovation. People innovate, not companies. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

No organization ever created an innovation. People innovate, not companies.




Quote: In other words, If you don't take action, you won't get any results You are not your resume, you are your work. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

In other words, If you don't take action, you won't get any results You are not your resume, you are your work.


Quote: The myth that the CEO is going to discover you and nurture you and ask you to join her for lunch is just that, a Hollywood myth. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The myth that the CEO is going to discover you and nurture you and ask you to join her for lunch is just that, a Hollywood myth.


Quote: Incrementalism ceases to be a good strategy when there's a cliff on the route. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Incrementalism ceases to be a good strategy when there's a cliff on the route.


Quote: Do you believe in what you do? Every day? It turns out that belief happens to be a brilliant strategy. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Do you believe in what you do? Every day? It turns out that belief happens to be a brilliant strategy.


Quote: Fitting in is a short-term strategy that gets you nowhere. Standing out is a long-term strategy that takes guts and produces results. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Fitting in is a short-term strategy that gets you nowhere. Standing out is a long-term strategy that takes guts and produces results.




Quote: Human beings, thanks to culture and genetics, are inclined to be pessimistic, fearful, skeptical and believers in conspiracy theories. We also don't like change. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Human beings, thanks to culture and genetics, are inclined to be pessimistic, fearful, skeptical and believers in conspiracy theories. We also don't like change.


Quote: Tell your lizard (brain) to shut up. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Tell your lizard (brain) to shut up.




Quote: All motivation is self-motivation. Your family, your boss, or your co-workers can try to get your engine going, but until you decide what to accomplish, nothing will happen. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

All motivation is self-motivation. Your family, your boss, or your co-workers can try to get your engine going, but until you decide what to accomplish, nothing will happen.


Quote: I believe that uncertainty is really my spirit's way of whispering, I'm in flux. I can't decide for you. Something is off-balance here. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

I believe that uncertainty is really my spirit's way of whispering, I'm in flux. I can't decide for you. Something is off-balance here.


Quote: Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.


Quote: Saying no to loud people gives you the resources to say yes to important opportunities. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Saying no to loud people gives you the resources to say yes to important opportunities.


Quote: Art is not in the ...eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Art is not in the ...eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist.


Quote: I define anxiety as experiencing failure in advance. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

I define anxiety as experiencing failure in advance.


Quote: If you could do tomorrow over again, would you? by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you could do tomorrow over again, would you?


Quote: Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from.


Quote: My blogging life is basically goalless. I like the zen nature of that, and paradoxically, it improves results. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

My blogging life is basically goalless. I like the zen nature of that, and paradoxically, it improves results.




Quote: If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.


Quote: In a battle between  two ideas, the best one doesn't necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

In a battle between  two ideas, the best one doesn't necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it.


Quote: How was your day? If your answer was fine, then I don't think you were leading. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

How was your day? If your answer was fine, then I don't think you were leading.


Quote: The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there.
People will follow. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there.
People will follow.


Quote: As Neil Gaiman taught me, the best way to defeat writer's block is to get really bored. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

As Neil Gaiman taught me, the best way to defeat writer's block is to get really bored.


Quote: Trust is built when no one is looking. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Trust is built when no one is looking.


Quote: Earn trust, earn trust, earn trust. Then you can worry about the rest. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Earn trust, earn trust, earn trust. Then you can worry about the rest.


Quote: Think big. Start small. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Think big. Start small.


Quote: Freedom and responsibility aren't given, they're taken. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Freedom and responsibility aren't given, they're taken.


Quote: I intentionally abandoned the hard stuff early on because not only do I think it's useless, I think it's a distraction. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

I intentionally abandoned the hard stuff early on because not only do I think it's useless, I think it's a distraction.


Quote: The danger of the Web is that you can go from idea to public announcement in under ten minutes. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The danger of the Web is that you can go from idea to public announcement in under ten minutes.


Quote: Being a leader gives you charisma. If you look and study the leaders who have succeeded, that's where charisma comes from, from the leading. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Being a leader gives you charisma. If you look and study the leaders who have succeeded, that's where charisma comes from, from the leading.


Quote: Do you know what people want more than anything? They want to be missed. They want to be missed the day they don't show up. They want to be missed when they're gone. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Do you know what people want more than anything? They want to be missed. They want to be missed the day they don't show up. They want to be missed when they're gone.


Quote: The internet was supposed to homogenize everyone by connecting us all. Instead what it's allowed is silos of interest. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The internet was supposed to homogenize everyone by connecting us all. Instead what it's allowed is silos of interest.


Quote: When enough people care about autism or diabetes or global warming, it helps everyone, even if only a tiny fraction actively participate. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

When enough people care about autism or diabetes or global warming, it helps everyone, even if only a tiny fraction actively participate.


Quote: Most people have bosses who hire them to fill a slot in the work chart and to do what they are told. And most people who are doing what they are told feel safe; it feels reliable. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Most people have bosses who hire them to fill a slot in the work chart and to do what they are told. And most people who are doing what they are told feel safe; it feels reliable.


Quote: The problem with competition is that it takes away the requirement to set your own path, to invent your own method, to find a new way. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The problem with competition is that it takes away the requirement to set your own path, to invent your own method, to find a new way.


Quote: I made a decision to write for my readers, not to try to find more readers for my writing. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

I made a decision to write for my readers, not to try to find more readers for my writing.


Quote: The Net is not television. It is the finest direct-marketing mechanism in the history of mankind. It is direct mail with free stamps, and it allows you to create richer and deeper relationships than you've ever been able to create before. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The Net is not television. It is the finest direct-marketing mechanism in the history of mankind. It is direct mail with free stamps, and it allows you to create richer and deeper relationships than you've ever been able to create before.


Quote: I learned that a long walk and calm conversation are an incredible combination if you want to build a bridge. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

I learned that a long walk and calm conversation are an incredible combination if you want to build a bridge.


Quote: The future of publishing is about having connections to readers and the knowledge of what those readers want. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The future of publishing is about having connections to readers and the knowledge of what those readers want.


Quote: Dig your well before you're thirsty. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Dig your well before you're thirsty.


Quote: The minute there's a map, there is no art. Paint by numbers is not art. Paint by numbers is a mechanical activity. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The minute there's a map, there is no art. Paint by numbers is not art. Paint by numbers is a mechanical activity.


Quote: The thing about information is that information is more valuable when people know it. There's an exception for business information and super timely information, but in all other cases, ideas that spread win. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The thing about information is that information is more valuable when people know it. There's an exception for business information and super timely information, but in all other cases, ideas that spread win.


Quote: Marketing is a contest for people's attention. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Marketing is a contest for people's attention.


Quote: Habits like blogging often and regularly, writing down the way you think, being clear about what you think are effective tactics, ignoring the burbling crowd and not eating bacon. All of these are useful habits. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Habits like blogging often and regularly, writing down the way you think, being clear about what you think are effective tactics, ignoring the burbling crowd and not eating bacon. All of these are useful habits.


Quote: In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.


Quote: Permission marketing turns strangers into friends and friends into loyal customers. It's not just about entertainment -- it's about education. Permission marketing is curriculum marketing. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Permission marketing turns strangers into friends and friends into loyal customers. It's not just about entertainment -- it's about education. Permission marketing is curriculum marketing.


Quote: If we live in a world where information drives what we do, the information we get becomes the most important thing. The person who chooses that information has power. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

If we live in a world where information drives what we do, the information we get becomes the most important thing. The person who chooses that information has power.


Quote: What tribes are, is a very simple concept that goes back 50 million years. It's about leading and connecting people and ideas. And it's something that people have wanted forever. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

What tribes are, is a very simple concept that goes back 50 million years. It's about leading and connecting people and ideas. And it's something that people have wanted forever.


Quote: The way to work with a bully is to take the ball and go home. First time, every time. When there's no ball, there's no game. Bullies hate that. So they'll either behave so they can play with you or they'll go bully someone else. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

The way to work with a bully is to take the ball and go home. First time, every time. When there's no ball, there's no game. Bullies hate that. So they'll either behave so they can play with you or they'll go bully someone else.


Quote: We're not going to outgrow our need for information. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

We're not going to outgrow our need for information.


Quote: Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of photo of author Seth Godin with quote

Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.


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