Seth Godin

March 4th, 2009

Just starting up a new category – about the Great People. And the person I would like to start with is in my opinion one of the most influential and great people of our day – Seth Godin. For those of you, who do not know who he is – you are about to “meet” a great mind.

I first read about him a couple of years ago. He is a marketing guy, and I do not really care about marketing. At least I thought so, back then. For those several years I not only started caring about marketing (at least the concepts), but I also watched his most famous videos (like the one on sliced bread at TED talks), I subscribed to his blog’s RSS feed and I enjoyed his book Purple Cow.

I have just seen an interview on YouTube about his latest book – Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us (below).

If you find him inspiring (I sure do!), check out his blog – a genuine source for insight and inspiration. There you will find things, you never knew you didn’t know – so simple and yet so fundamental to the way people communicate. Everyday I am amazed there is a new post on his blog with which he can teach me something different. Thank you, Monsieur Godin!

Video inspiration – TED Talks

January 7th, 2009

TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is a conference, held annually in Long Beach, California since 1984. It is famous for “bringing together the world’s most famous thinkers and doers”. It currently covers the topics Technology, Entertainment, Design, Business, Science, Culture, Arts and Global issues, with probably more to come. The conference presentations are made from the people who shape the future (Seth Godin, Isabel Allende and Bono to name just a few). The event is something people from all over the world are lining up to attend (if they can afford to, it’s a bit pricey).

Each year, three exceptional individuals receive $100,000 and, much more important, the granting of “One Wish to Change the World.” This is the TED prize, that goes to the three people with the most world-changing dream.

Since several years, the presentations, a.k.a TED Talks, are available online for watching under a Creative Commons license. They are a valuable knowledge collection, as well as a genuine source of inspiration.

I wish you unforgettable moments with these jewels!


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