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Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10
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Dl Yohn Notes & Quotes From Seth Godin 02 11 10

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insights and soundbites from seth godin's presentation at linkedoc on 02.11.10

insights and soundbites from seth godin's presentation at linkedoc on 02.11.10

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  • 1. insights and soundbites from seth at LinkedOC event on 02.11.10
  • 2. are you a genius?
  • 3. an artist isn’t someone who can draw an artist is someone who • does human, unpredictable work • makes a connection with other people • makes a difference
  • 4. create and invent connect sell produce value grow hunt lift
  • 5. you don’t want to try to get ahead in bowling the best you can do is only 300 it’s an asymptotic function
  • 6. If you’re average, you end up in a race to the bottom If you’re extraordinary, you race to the top
  • 7. getting A’s means you’re good at school problem is, you don’t get to go to school after you graduate
  • 8. Ben Zander says, “give yourself an A” Seth says, “give yourself a D – acknowledge you’ve already failed – then go and do something interesting”
  • 9. the more choices there are, the more chances you have to do something interesting
  • 10. what’s holding us back
  • 11. we all grew up playing CandyLand we learned to pick a card, move the pieces, work our way through the game that’s so much easier than doing something creative
  • 12. humans have “lizard brains” lizard brains are driven by 4 motivations: 1. revenge 2. fear 3. anger 4. reproduction it’s the first part of our brain that develops – and it always wins there’s never enough reassurance for our lizard brain
  • 13. school was built to teach kids to: – buy stuff to fit in – to follow instructions instead, we should teach our children to: – solve interesting problems – connect and lead
  • 14. shenpa, a Tibetan word that means “instant anxiety” – failure in advance – we shut down before we even start
  • 15. a different way to think and act
  • 16. do you look at your job as an obligation or an opportunity?
  • 17. the thing you’re scared of is the very thing that enables you to make a difference
  • 18. “scarcity” mentality – hoard what you have “abundance” mentality – the more you give away, the more you have
  • 19. people who run marathons figure out what to do with the tired we need to figure out what to do with the scared
  • 20. just because the tide is out doesn’t mean there’s less water in the ocean
  • 21. on linchpins
  • 22. linchpins are… • people we can’t live without • people who take real emotional risks • people who give gifts (not financial ones) • people who do things when they’re not required • people who do things to make a difference
  • 23. seven ways linchpins do what they do: 1. create unique interface between customer and organization 2. bring special kind of creativity 3. manage products of great complexity 4. lead customers (establish a try) 5. inspire staff 6. have deep domain knowledge 7. are really good at the thing
  • 24. to sum up…
  • 25. make art give gifts do work that matters connect lead ship make a difference (if these don’t sound hard, you’re not doing them right) do the work!

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