Seth Godin (1960) is an American author and an entrepreneur. Godin popularized the topic of permission marketing and has published 11 books. His books Tribes and Linchpin are invaluable must-reads for change managers.
Gary Hamel, recently ranked as the world’s most influential business thinker by The Wall Street Journal, is serious about busting bureaucracy.
Loyalty is what we call it when someone refuses a momentarily better option.
The Dip is a small book on a big subject. It zooms in on the question ‘Should I stay or should I go?’. The basic idea is that the way you become the best in the world is by quitting the stuff where you can’t be the best.
Do the Work is a very compelling ‘call to action’. More precisely, it is a ‘call to guts’. Whenever we are committing to something – be it the creation of a our next e-book, the founding of a company, becoming a parent or starting in a new profession – we are calling something into being that wasn’t there before.
To cut a long story short: I am lost and we are not so sure that I will ever be able to get back on track. I simply refuse to accept that the purpose of planning is to make a plan.
When the rubber of program success hits the road, we see that tribal leadership is the mechanism that makes a social architecture tick. And this urges us to strike a balance between compliance and co-creation.
Tribes is a great book about both leadership and change management. Full of down-to-earth insights on status quo, fear, the unicorn in the balloon factory, faith, religion, sheepwalking, reacting, responding and initiating.
The sensation of becoming excited about details and stuff the customer cares about. Happiness is the nudge that transforms a job into a calling. Whenever I pour my commitments as a consultant into the same bucket of commitments as the customer, there is no stopping me.
Excellent video of Seth Godin at the Gel 2006 conference. He explains 7 reasons why some things are broken.
Take a seat on the other side of my eyeballs. You will discover that I look at the world through a pair of bell-curve-shaped lenses. I keep tinkering until they make sense. So there you go: Ten Tinkered Bells!