Literary Birthday – 10 July – Seth Godin

Happy Birthday, Seth Godin, born 10 July 1960.

Nine Quotes

  1. If you can’t state your position in eight words, you don’t have a position.
  2. The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.
  3. Learning is not done to you, it is something you choose to do.
  4. As our society gets more complex and our people get more complacent, the role of the jester is more vital than ever before. Please stop sitting around. We need you to make a ruckus.
  5. Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.
  6. The secret to being wrong isn’t to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realising that wrong isn’t fatal.
  7. The challenge with being an initiator of projects is that you are never, ever done.
  8. Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator.
  9. Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.

Seth Godin is an American author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker. He is the author of Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow.

 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 10th July 2015