Don't Miss a Thing
Free Updates by Email

Enter your email address


preview  |  powered by FeedBlitz

RSS Feeds

Share |

Facebook: Seth's Facebook
Twitter: @thisissethsblog

Search

Google


WWW SETH'S BLOG

SETH'S BOOKS

Seth Godin has written 12 bestsellers that have been translated into 33 languages

The complete list of online retailers

Bonus stuff!

or click on a title below to see the list

all.marketers.tell.stories

All Marketers Tell Stories

Seth's most important book about the art of marketing

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

free.prize.inside

Free Prize Inside

The practical sequel to Purple Cow

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

linchpin

Linchpin

An instant bestseller, the book that brings all of Seth's ideas together.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

meatball.sundae

Meatball Sundae

Why the internet works (and doesn't) for your business. And vice versa.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

permission.marketing

Permission Marketing

The classic Named "Best Business Book" by Fortune.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

poke.the.box

Poke The Box

The latest book, Poke The Box is a call to action about the initiative you're taking - in your job or in your life, and Seth once again breaks the traditional publishing model by releasing it through The Domino Project.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

purple.cow

Purple Cow

The worldwide bestseller. Essential reading about remarkable products and services.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

small.is.the.new.big

Small is the New Big

A long book filled with short pieces from Fast Company and the blog. Guaranteed to make you think.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

survival.is.not.enough

Survival is Not Enough

Seth's worst seller and personal favorite. Change. How it works (and doesn't).

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

the.big.moo

The Big Moo

All for charity. Includes original work from Malcolm Gladwell, Tom Peters and Promise Phelon.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

the.big.red.fez

The Big Red Fez

Top 5 Amazon ebestseller for a year. All about web sites that work.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

the.dip

The Dip

A short book about quitting and being the best in the world. It's about life, not just marketing.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

the.icarus.deception

The Icarus Deception

Seth's most personal book, a look at the end of the industrial economy and what happens next.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

tribes

Tribes

"Book of the year," a perennial bestseller about leading, connecting and creating movements.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

unleashing.the.ideavirus

Unleashing the Ideavirus

More than 3,000,000 copies downloaded, perhaps the most important book to read about creating ideas that spread.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

v.is.for.vulnerable

V Is For Vulnerable

A short, illustrated, kids-like book that takes the last chapter of Icarus and turns it into something worth sharing.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

we.are.all.weird

We Are All Weird

The end of mass and how you can succeed by delighting a niche.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:

whatcha.gonna.do.with.that.duck

Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?

The sequel to Small is the New Big. More than 600 pages of the best of Seth's blog.

ONLINE:

IN STORES:


THE DIP BLOG by Seth Godin




All Marketers Are Liars Blog




Blog powered by TypePad
Member since 08/2003

« The Copyblogger Contest | Main | How to be a great receptionist »

Trusted Ears

Do you ever ask for advice? Do you try out your new ideas on people before they are seen by the public? Probably.

My experience is that the world is divided into several groups when it comes to critiques:

One group likes everything. Tell someone an idea and she'll love it. This could be because she has such esteem for you, or it could be because it's easier than being critical.

Another group hates everything. These folks have discovered that if you are harshly critical early on in a process, it means you won't be responsible for failure of the idea later.

A third group eggs you on. These are the people who push you to make it sharper, more remarkable and, yes, riskier.

The last group pushes you to tone it down. To go ahead, but carefully. To round off the edges.

Yes, there are people who are able to jump from group to group, who have unpredictable insights. I know one person who is unpredictable... except for the fact that she is always 100% wrong about my ideas (if she likes it, we've got trouble).

The interesting thing is that you get a choice. The choice of who to ask.

So, who are you asking?

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b31569e200d8354a800f69e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Trusted Ears:

» Seths Blog: Trusted Ears from STUFFLEUFAGUS
Seth asks whichtype of Trusted Ears you ask for advise on an idea. By answer - All of them - as long as you realize who you are dealing with, ALL of the feedback can be helpful. Unless, of course, you only want to hear ... [Read More]

» Доверенные слушатели from Как продать
Автор: Сет Годин оригинал статьи от 14 мая 2007 г. Вы когда-нибудь просили совета? Вы пробуете свои новые идеи на людях, прежде чем выносить ... [Read More]

» Ideas Are Like Rabbits from Mr. Besilly's Blog
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. John Steinbeck I will always be a recovering idea guy. Creative ideas are the life blood that keeps me forever young. The most difficult part of ha... [Read More]

» Yedda is for asking questions and getting answers from Yedda.com
Yedda is about connecting people with questions with people with answers. You can see similar questions that others have asked at the bottom of this page. [Read More]

« The Copyblogger Contest | Main | How to be a great receptionist »