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The Icarus Deception Audiobook

The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?

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Publisher's Summary

What are you afraid of?

The old rules: Play it safe. Stay in your comfort zone. Find an institution, a job, a set of rules to stick to. Keep your head down. Don't fly too close to the sun.

The new truth: It's better to be sorry than safe. You need to fly higher than ever.

In his bravest and most challenging book yet, Seth Godin shows how we can thrive in an economy that rewards art, not compliance. He explains why true innovators focus on trust, remarkability, leadership, and stories that spread. And he makes a passionate argument for why you should be treating your work as art.

Art is not a gene or a specific talent. It's an attitude, available to anyone who has a vision that others don't, and the guts to do something about it. Steve Jobs was an artist. So were Henry Ford and Martin Luther King, Jr. To work like an artist means investing in the things that scale: creativity, emotional labor, and grit. The path of the artist isn't for the faint of heart - but Godin shows why it's your only chance to stand up, stand out, and make a difference.

The time to seize new ground and work without a map is now. So what are you going to do?

©2012 Seth Godin (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    conniseur 09-23-16
    conniseur 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read for every entreprenuer!!"

    Such a smart writer. His words really spoke to my soul to help me in my journey to self I employment. Every business owner should read this!!

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    Reese 07-01-16
    Reese 07-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    Most of the books I have read this year (18+)
    Start off ok and then finally get good towards the end. This is one of those books that's good from the opening chapter and only gets better as you go on.

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    James z 06-03-16
    James z 06-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great insight on what's key to succeed in post Industrial Age."

    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.

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    Lisa S Dunlop 05-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A rare voice!"

    The re-education I have been looking for and needing. Redefining success and art is a true game changer.

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    Joi 05-13-16
    Joi 05-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    Great eye opening experience about life and the paths we take. Made me look at the world Art totally different. A lot of what the author said I see in my every day life.

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    Bryan Dangerous 04-07-16
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    "SETH IS AWESOME."

    I love all of Seths books and have read or listened to a few of them more than once, and I hate reading.

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    Amazon Customer 03-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Listened 3 times."

    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.

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    Glen 03-16-16
    Glen 03-16-16
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    "Inspirational and relatable"

    Awesome. Enjoyed every minute and am convinced I will now take action to produce my own art. Very true about the Fraud aspect.

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    Amy M Las Vegas, NV 03-09-16
    Amy M Las Vegas, NV 03-09-16 Member Since 2014

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    "I don't know why my boss wanted me to read this"

    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.

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    JOHN W FISHER JR 01-22-16
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    "This is a once in a lifetime book"

    Read this book as if your life as a human and artist depended on it. Find you place - fund your art - live your gifts. Fly as high as you possibly can.

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    "More conceptual than tangible"

    Definitely enjoyed it and took some inspiration from it. Slightly repetitive but he was hammering home a good concept. Doesn't contain any magic pills...but that's the point

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  • jack fourie
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    "DON'T READ THE REVIEWS"

    This book is very repetitive in its message but what the message is about many open your eyes and change your mindset. As a new Seth Godin fan, I didn't know what to expect but I have learnt so much without learning anything at all.

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  • gary
    9/29/15
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    "Great audio"

    This audio had plenty of inspiration to take away and just love the artist impression! I am an artist.
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  • Michael
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    "Excellent"
    If you could sum up The Icarus Deception in three words, what would they be?

    Another masterpiece from Seth


    What other book might you compare The Icarus Deception to, and why?

    Linchpin also by Seth


    Have you listened to any of Seth Godin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes, this is one of my favourite


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent piece of work from

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  • Jonathan Andrews
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    7/2/15
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    "Inspiring"

    I loved this book when it first came out. It is stirring, inspiring and gives me confidence to be brave and make art. Also it's the WHOLE book and narrated by the author.

    I gave it five stars, but really its's worth six.

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  • Mark
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    6/4/15
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    "One of many brilliant books"

    Always narrated by the author, Seth Godin is able to connect with the listener, whilst offering a challenging topic for you to digest. I recommend listening to this audio book more than once & exploring his other titles.

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  • Phil
    2/12/15
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    "Great."

    Another great book from Seth his insight and views are an inspiration and help you focus on what's important to you. just remember to make art

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  • amazon_addict
    7/15/14
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    "A Must For Anyone Who Wants Success In Life"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Seth Godin is one of those authors who gets you thinking. The Icarus Deception is all about the shift from the industrial age to the new age of information and tribes. We have been programmed to behave a certain way since our childhood but to succeed in today's economy, we have to think and behave differently.


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  • C. Logan
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    "Repetative and boring with no real substance."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I cannot think of anyone that would enjoy this book


    What was most disappointing about Seth Godin’s story?

    It is so repetative, constently chanting the same messages, but never once do it explain why the authors statements are correct or true; no facts or practical examples are given. It reminds me of a religious sermon where you need to just believe. It is an interesting theory (that we have all been brainwashed to underachieve), but I find it to be very poorly communicated. Also, the guy has one of the most boring voices I have ever heard.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Seth Godin’s performances?

    No, never


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Icarus Deception?

    probably 90% of it, as it repeats itself over and over and over again!


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  • Pawel
    Corby, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Amazing book that contains Gold"

    This book contains the truth about ourselves and our lives. Truth we may not notice in our everyday lives filled with constant struggle to measure up to the yardsticks given to us by media, society...

    This book teaches, how to find capability of making art in everything you do. How to make art, how to not fear of making it.

    This book had great influence on my life and I would recommend it to anyone wanting more from life, needing some encouragement, motivation and a permission to do what one was destined to do.

    Life is not about complying, but about carving the path, leading the way, being true to oneself. Life is much more than we used to believe.

    Again, highly recommended!

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