FP046: Seth Godin on Why You Shouldn’t do What You’re Told

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Marketing guru and multiple New York Times bestselling author Seth Godin explains why you should focus less on doing what you’re told and more on doing work that’s worth doing. In order to take advantage of the unique opportunities afforded by our times, some rules just have to be broken.

Some people just get it. They grasp the spirit of the times in ways that ordinary people don’t. They understand the patterns and progression of history, and can interpret current events and trends with rare wisdom and insight. Seth Godin is one such person.

You might say that his knowledge about the world of business borders on the prophetic. You could also safely say Seth Godin is a man who sees the world not for what it is, but for what it could be. He’s in the business of change: predicting it, implementing it, and watching it unfold.

You’ve probably seen his TED talks, his books, his blog, his podcast; he’s one of those characters who are grounded, yet somehow still larger than life. For those late to the Godin party, he’s a marketing guru, founder of Squidoo.com and world-renowned author of 17 business bestsellers including Linchpin, Unleashing the Ideavirus, Tribes, and Purple Cow. For a man who understands tribes, he has proved time and again that he can walk the talk, building, in the process, a legion of raving fans—people who thrive on his entertaining blend of business and sociology.


In this interview you will learn:

How to when to ship a project and when its ready to be released into the world

Why perfect doesn't exist

Seth's failures

The best analogy we have ever heard for good marketing

The importance of blogging every day

& much more!

  • Miha Ahronovitz

    I like Seth, but I will never be him. I belong to millions of people who got old trying,

    • http://foundr.com/ Nathan Chan

      Never give up @mihaahronovitz:disqus – There is only one you!!

  • Sharon Smith

    Awesome Inspiration!!!! Thank you Nathan as usual for good quality podcast.

    • http://foundr.com/ Nathan Chan

      Glad you enjoyed this one @disqus_Xa4t1P2c9Y:disqus – Seth did not hold back!!


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