We Are NY Tech
Seth Godin on his own fame:
– “Getting in early and persisting like a crazy person matters.” – Seth Godin
– “I notice things and I tell people about what I notice. I try to be generous about telling. If someone can point out things to you that you already know but describe it in a way that helps you take action on it there becomes a really neat relationship.”
Example of “boring” client able to create valuable and free content (free .pdf that helps buyers and sellers simplify the complex NYC closing costs calculation)
– Jerry – Clay’s client we discussed
– Linchpins can work for other people.
“That person sticks out.”
“That person took risks and that’s why they’re moving up the ladder.”
– “If all you do is what someone tells you to do then you can’t be a Linchpin.”
“There are no longer any great jobs where someone else tells you precisely what to do.” – Godin, Linchpin (262 – Kindle)
– How he found out about the Seth Godin Alternative MBA program
3:30am call from a friend telling him to read Seth’s post (which he does every day anyway)
Clay’s summary post about SAMBA – A Life Changed
The SAMBA application made you prove yourself. You couldn’t fake it.
Purple Cow at an airport in Chicago was the book that introduced him to Seth Godin.
The Cluetrain Manifesto
“On time is not the same as early.”
Stuart smalley and Michael Jordan skit
“I credit Seth with blowing up the education paradigm.”
We spent one week on design. A day on typography. A day on how to be a great client to a great designer.
“He didn’t want us to be great designers but he did want us to be able to work with great designers.”
He taught us about contracts and laws in light of the mistakes he made in the past.
“Lean in.” – Seth Godin
Leaning in creates movement and progress. It can also cause you to crash but momentum is not optional.
– Tribes Win
Helping big companies lead their tribes.
Platforms that allows you to meet more relevant people in an organization based on tags.
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