Lunch with Seth Godin

On Friday, Michelle and I went to a charity event to see Seth Godin speak. Seth is an influential marketer/author/blogger whom I follow pretty regularly. I bought his new book, Linchpin, at the event. Michelle knew it would mean a lot to me, so she ran up to Seth and had him sign my copy. Seth's gave a really intriguing presentation about being indispensable. Here are some of the notes that I took from the event.

A genius is simply someone who solves a problem in a new way

A factory is anything that produces the same thing over and over again

Seth's definition of Art
1) made by a human
2) gives a gift
3) changes someone for the better

"If you can write it down, I can find it cheaper"

Don't do something where people expect you to be average

Getting good grades in school only means that you're good at school

On the recession: "Just because the tide is out doesn't mean there is any less water in the ocean"

Anxiety is the feeling of failure in advance

Overall, we had a great time and I really enjoyed seeing Seth in person!


Jon Ogden said...

I like the definition of anxiety. Did you poke his head?

Michelle said...

What an amazing presentation. The question is: "Are you a genius?" I think you are!

Michelle said...

That was to Drew, not to Jon. Although I think Jon is very smart as well. I guess they are both geniuses. Yep.