Most inspiring Godin.
Godin has helped me discover what should be obvious to me but is not. I like listening to him. It helps me be more of who I am and can be if I am completely committed to what I hope to do in life. He puts together a set of concepts and argues seemingly with himself over them, probably multiple times over different viewpoints to become finally convincing. It gives me perspectives I could not have on my own that are crucial to my well being and continuing to achieve. This particular book was not just enlightening but inspirational. When I picked myself to be indispensable, that's what I became.
I don't have time to read books much anymore. Only to listen.
This book really covers a lot of ideas. Everything is relevant for today. The points he makes are empowering. Most of the points we may already know, somewhere in the backs of our minds, but it's way more powerful when the ideas are presented to us in their full potency and woven together in an organized, logical manner like Seth Godin does for us here.
The amount of teaching in this is the equivalent of what you would learn in a college course's worth of lectures. Considering the fact that college courses are something like $500-$1000 per credit hour, this audiobook might be one of the best $10 I've ever spent.
This was my first Seth Godin experience.
First cool experience, the distinction between Job and Work. Second, was the Call to Action - "Ship It!"
This was my first book
Sure. He did by referencing real people in our communities.
No extreme reaction. This book was not catered to self emotion but rather self awareness.
Yes, I attempted to read the book but found myself stopping and taking action dairying about events the book reminded me of. Not a bad thing, but I did not finish the book before it had to be returned to the library. As an audiobook I placed so many book marks. I listened once through and now am excited to read it again stopping to journal at the marks I have already made.
Another amazing notion from Mr. Godin.
At times I felt beaten down at work based on his comments.
I can listen to it over and over
Any book Seth Godin wirtes. They are all so powerful - Seth does not waste a word.
His emotion, his tone and his voice
Know your lizard brain.
If anyone reading this does not know about Lizard Brain.If they wonder why they are falling short of their goals despite wanting them badly?Or, so they think.You have to get this book
It was direct and didn't pull any punches. Seth is a great narrator as well as thinker and writer.
None, because none that I have read so far have connected the primal with the modern so consicely. Nothing older is aware of our present situation. Most contemporaries have not simplified and focused on what is really at play to the core like Godin has done so brilliantly. It is SO simple...it can easily fly right past you if you don't watch for it. Even when you do...it's nearly Zen in that nothing was gained...but nothing was lost. Its more like looking into a mirror. Or the parable of the content of the cave. What is in there? Only what you take with you. This non linear thought process is common with artists of all types, but is exactly what frustrates the non-initiated. Notice I do not say non artist, because I truly believe that in our core, we are all artist. Some just do a great job of never letting that artist play.You can tell who those are by how much they scream in their negative reviews. The higher the volume, the more deeply rooted it is with them. And they obviously care, because they took the time to post their review here for all to see. They want the attention. They want to be helped. They know it, but they may never admit as much.
Not really that kind of book.
Not really that kind of book.
Those that give this book a single star are OBVIOUSLY not the lynchpins in their organization or else they would get it. They are also sorely missing out and haven't addressed their art. It is painfully sad to see them lash out instead of trying to be more open.You can't get a message you are not tuning into to receive. But if you are..and have made the bold steps to bring out your art...you actually already know all this. But it's comforting just the same to see it diagrammed out like this in total clarity.
Doesn’t the summary sound good? I want to be a Linchpin, who wouldn’t want to be a Linchpin as described above?
But I don’t think I got a whole lot out of the book. I remember thinking more about how much was left to listen too than about what was being said. I agree with a lot of what is said in the book, but the way it is being said left me bored and inattentive.