I am what I read

Two interesting posts… In The Medium is the Moral, Nicholas Carr debates the extent to which we surrender our morality to technology. In Is Google Making the Web Stupid? Seth Godin reflects on the unintended consequences of our reliance on a search algorithm that must be purposed to driving revenue. Both remind me of a […]

Are we not plankton? – Seth Godin

The infamous Ellen DeGeneres selfie is not flattering to anyone involved. Seth’s post is spot-on: “You are not plankton.  Neither are your customers.” Read the rest here.

Tools vs. Insight–Seth Godin

Seth hits the nail squarely on the head: “Knowing about a tool is one thing. Having the guts to use it in a way that brings art to the world is another. Perhaps we need to spend less time learning new tools and more time using them.” Which is not an excuse to avoid learning, […]

Tools vs. Insight–Seth Godin

Seth hits the nail squarely on the head: “Knowing about a tool is one thing. Having the guts to use it in a way that brings art to the world is another. Perhaps we need to spend less time learning new tools and more time using them.” Which is not an excuse to avoid learning, […]

Seth Godin on Self-Truth and Mastery

An insightful reminder from Seth Godin not to use the pursuit of (absolute) mastery as an excuse for inaction. This could be a particular trap for sovereign professionals who: a) are often passionate about their chosen specialism, and b) lack the managerial structure that might slap them out of intellectual narcissism and back to the […]

SMEs for the Sovereign Professional

This is an interesting post from Seth Godin for a couple of reasons. Firstly, he is exploring how to get a job with a small company, noting that the Fortune 500 has accounted for a net loss in number of jobs over the last twenty years.  In doing that, Godin notes the different perspective of […]

Results, Thrills & Ego: What Customers Want–Seth Godin

Just back from holiday and catching up on email, this caught my eye from Seth Godin. As he says, customers and clients are looking for all three and you need to supply more than “simply” results. Definitely worth pondering for all Sovereign Professionals.   Technorati Tags: Seth Godin,Sovereign Professional,Freelancing,Interim Management,Portfolio Careers

Results, Thrills & Ego: What Customers Want–Seth Godin

Just back from holiday and catching up on email, this caught my eye from Seth Godin. As he says, customers and clients are looking for all three and you need to supply more than “simply” results. Definitely worth pondering for all Sovereign Professionals.   Technorati Tags: Seth Godin,Sovereign Professional,Freelancing,Interim Management,Portfolio Careers

Is is a Job or Art?

Thought provoking post from Seth Godin; Where’s Your Platform? It’s not always easy to balance the cash imperative against the desire for soul food but maybe those who have freelance or portfolio careers are better placed to make it work over the medium term.

Seth’s Blog: Hammer time

This resonated. I have reached an age where I possess a fine collection of tools, many of which I don’t know how to use.  I even own two hammers.  One is what I’m sure my family and forebears would call a “real” hammer:  a claw hammer with a fine wooden handle, where the interface between […]

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