#476: Seth Godin on The Game of Life, The Value of Hacks, and Overcoming Anxiety
Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog) is the author of 19 international bestsellers translated into more than 35 languages, including Tribes, Purple Cow, Linchpin, The Dip, and This Is Marketing. He writes daily at Seths.blog, which is one of the most popular blogs in the world. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Akimbo Workshops, online seminars that have transformed the work of thousands of people. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and most of all, changing everything. His newest book is The Practice: Shipping Creative Work.
In this episode, we explore many topics, including:
- The value of hacks
- The magic of Hamilton
- What learning to juggle and cultivating creativity have in common
- The myth of quality
- What Seth means by “Don’t steal the revelation.”
- Focusing on generosity instead of anxiety
- Choosing the ruleset for your own game of life
- How Joni Mitchell eschewed the safety of the sinecure
- What you would do if you knew you would fail?
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