Godin gets off to a great start but his message is too repetitive through the latter two thirds of his book. I love the Icarus metaphor but he fails to convert on his point of finding your personal art because instead of giving advice on the how, he gives anecdote after anecdote of other artists. I wanted to like this book more but lost interest along the way.
Whether it's our system of education or how to succeed in business today Seth's insight that we at all artists ( or have the potential) is insightful, appropriate, and laid out in a way that is very persuasive.
I will buy the book and read it again.... And again.
It's totally unique. A prod to create a ruckus. Not for cynics. Not for optimists. For realists. For leaders. If it resonates, take it, if it doesn't, try something else. There are enough books out there. For me, this is the Bible. For you, it might be something else.
I often wondered how 7 hours could feel like such a long time while listening to this book. There are a lot of theories and a lot of talking and not a lot of practical application. I get that that was the point of the book, that you had to figure it out yourself, but it just wasn't really helpful to me.
This is the first Seth Godin book I've read, and I now understand why he's so popular. This is an insightful perspective on a new paradigm of work in what he terms the connection economy. Seth challenges you to find your art, face your fears, ship it and continue to do still until you succeed.