The thing inside of us that makes us go up is our attitude.
Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
Seth Godin's riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread.

  • Status roles
    "I don't have much, but I have more than you do..." The second episode of my podcast is out today, and it's the result of perhaps fifty blog posts I wrote but didn't post, because the topic is too important...
           


  • "The Luckiest Lottery Store..."
    Really? That's the headline in the paper. Of course, there's no such thing as a lucky lottery store. And rational, long-term citizens never buy lottery tickets, because it's a lousy bet. But the idea of the lucky store is precisely...
           


  • A changemaker's triangle
    Editor, publisher, instigator. The instigator is the author, the dreamer, the writer. She creates a screenplay, founds a non-profit, says what needs to be said. The editor curates. Picks and chooses. Amplifies the essential and deletes the rest. And the...
           


  • Building, breaking, fixing
    We spend some of our time building things, from scratch. New ideas, new projects, new connections. Things that didn't exist before we arrived. We spend some of our time breaking things, using them up, discovering the edges. And we spend...
           


  • Quick or smart?
    Your smartphone makes you quick, not smart. Every time you pick up your quickphone, you stop inventing and begin transacting instead. The flow of information and style of interaction rewards your quickness. It helps you make decisions in this moment....
           


  • "I'm not selling anything"
    Of course you are. You're selling connection or forward motion. You're selling a new way of thinking, a better place to work, a chance to make a difference. Or perhaps you're selling possibility, generosity or sheer hard work. It might...
           


  • Looking for seekers (who are looking for you)
    "Don't go to the supermarket when you're hungry." The reason is obvious--when you're hungry, you're likely to buy things. The risk is that you'll buy something you don't need, because, of course, all that buying isn't actually making you less...
           


  • Akimbo, my new podcast, launches today
    Akimbo is a posture of strength and possibility. The chance to make a difference, to bend the culture. It's at the heart of my work. Your work too. The work of making change that we're proud of. And so, a...
           


  • Born to paint?
    More than a hundred billion people have ever lived. Perhaps 1,000 have been widely heralded as artistic geniuses who painted in oils. And perhaps there were another thousand genius physicists and just one Nobel-Prize winning folksinger. We sell ourselves short...
           


  • The first law of organizational thermodynamics
    Energy is either created or destroyed. Newton was right about physics, but in organizations and cultures, the opposite is true. You're either the person who creates energy. Or you're the one who destroys it. You might be the one who...