Tag: Seth Godin

9 Qualities of Great Gifts

December 24th, 2014   •   no comments   

Generosity and Giving
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One of marketing maven Seth Godin’s recent post on what generosity truly is struck a deep chord with me. As we are celebrating Christmas tomorrow, I thought it would be good to highlight some of his ideas, peppered with my own perspectives.

In Godin’s own words:

“Generosity is not merely giving a discount, or giving what you make away or creating a race to the bottom. It’s far more complex than that. ” 
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When It Pays to Pay

September 4th, 2014   •   no comments   

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I love Seth Godin’s inspirational riffs, and his recent thoughts on price just rocked my socks.

Quoting from his post:
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To Twerk Or Not To Twerk: Thoughts on Virality

October 9th, 2013   •   no comments   

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UPDATED This post has been updated on 3rd October 2016 to include new content.

Have you heard of the PPAP song? If you haven’t, you must’ve been living on another non-digital planet.

Also known as the Pen Pineapple Apple Pen song, the short 51 second ditty by Japanese comedian Kazuhiko Kosaka (who plays the fictional character named Piko-Taro) has sparked off an endless number of memes around the planet.
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We Are All Weird: A Book Review

May 26th, 2013   •   2 comments   

Weird is the new normal. Mass is dead.

And the rich, who is anybody who can afford to buy stuff or do stuff for fun, are no longer embracing the mediocre middle of the bell curve.
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Poke The Box (Seth Godin): A Book Review

January 26th, 2012   •   no comments   

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

With a secondary title like that, you can bet that Poke the BoxSeth Godin’s first title under The Domino Project – is going to be all provocative and punchy. And boy, the renowned marketing cum motivational blogger sure doesn’t disappoint in that department.
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When Does It Pay to Quit?

January 5th, 2012   •   no comments   

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Believe it or not, quitting isn’t necessarily the mark of a loser. There is a time and place for giving up, just as there is a time and place for digging one’s heels in and staying on.

Does that mean then that Napoleon Hill’s saying “a quitter never wins and a winner never quits” is moot?
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Book Review: Small is the New Big

September 15th, 2011   •   no comments   

Are you feeling the entrepreneurial (or intrapreneurial) itch lately? If so, Small is the New Big may be the right up your alley.

With 184 “riffs, rants, and remarkable business ideas”, Small is the New Big by uber marketing blogger Seth Godin is a collection of management mantras for entrepreneurs. Written in his usual snappy style, the book isn’t organised into sequential chapters. Instead, entries are written in an alphabetical manner without following any particular logic.
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How to be an Indispensable Linchpin

March 18th, 2011   •   no comments   

“You are not a faceless cog in the machinery of capitalism…” In fact, according to Seth Godin’s latest book Linchpin, you are an “artist who can give good gifts”. Best of all, you don’t need a canvas, a stage, nor a musical instrument to create art.

Beginning with such a delightful premise, Linchpin tackles the age-old issue of career motivation. What’s interesting is that Godin doesn’t just promote entrepreneurialism but rather, a form of intrapreneurialism – one where you as a worker in any circumstance or situation can “make magic”.
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When Quitting is Winning – Tips from The Dip

January 30th, 2011   •   1 comment   

Is it true that quitters never win and winners never quit?

Well, the answer is no – at least according to Seth Godin, business blogger extraordinaire and prolific author of small “hit ’em hard” books.
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Why Facebook Hasn’t Killed Face-to-Face

August 29th, 2010   •   no comments   

Social technologies and networks have driven demand for meet-ups like Social Media Breakfast

One of the greatest misunderstandings about the rise of social media platforms is that it will replace the need for being physically present at places and events. After all, it is far cheaper contacting somebody via Twitter, Internet Messaging, Facebook or Skype than to meet them in the flesh.

Now that social technologies have gone mobile, your iPad, iPhone, android or symbian smartphone allows you to plug in and participate in conversations 24 by 7. Need richer levels of interaction? Simply get a mobile broadband device or tether your 3.5G phone to your laptop and you can share documents, wikis, blog posts, presentation slides, spreadsheets and more.
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