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Seth Godin · 12h ago

You are more powerful than you think

Highlights from an annotated list of 17 rules for the new world of work: You are more powerful than you think It’s bigger than you Leaders are made, not born Leveling up is a choice They say...
Seth Godin · 1d ago

"Is judgment involved?"

No judgment, no responsibility. No responsibility, no risk. There's a fork in the road. If you seek out roles without responsibility, you might just find a sinecure. This is the hot job for ...
Seth Godin · 2d ago

Staring at the numbers

Sometimes, you can learn a lot by watching. But not always. An alien observing our behavior in elevators would note that most of the time, a person gets in, approaches the front corner, leav...
Seth Godin · 3d ago

Worth being afraid of

We're pretty good at finding demons to be afraid of. The other. The one in the shadows. Change. The family member we can't possibly please. Competition. Critics. The invisible network of foe...
Seth Godin · 4d ago

All it takes is effort

Customer service used to be a great divide. Well-off companies would heavily invest in taking care of customers, others would do the minimum (or a bit less). Of course, back then, organizati...
Seth Godin · 5d ago

Winner take all

Really? Almost nothing in our daily lives is actually a winner take all competition. Somewhere, there's someone fitter, faster, thinner, quicker, smarter, more popular or richer than you. An...
Seth Godin · 6d ago

A professional stumbler

Leo's working hard to do something he's never done before. He's just turned one, and he doesn't know how to walk (yet). There are no really useful books or videos on how to walk. It's someth...
Seth Godin · 1w ago

Blame Charles Mochet

The standards of your industry and our culture were set a long time ago. So long ago that we often forget why... we forget and then we fail to change them. In 1934, the rules of bike racing ...
Seth Godin · 1W ago

Make two lists

On one list identify the grievances, disrespects and bad breaks: People who don't like you. Deals that went wrong. Unfair expectations. Bad situations. Unfortunate outcomes. Unfairness. It's...
Seth Godin · 1W ago

Mental load and the worry cache

It's well known that the team that wins an Olympic relay isn't the fastest at running or swimming—it's the team that handles the handoffs the best. The same thing is true of your job. The ta...