What Matters Now

Seth Godin’s new book, “What Matters Now,” is an interesting co-creation by a number of web influentials. Although as you might expect, it is a bit scattered in focus in that it sometimes calls out contradicting views (ie – “Slow down, don’t live through your iphone” and “the world is interconnected, participate!”) it is nonetheless an interesting collection of 1 page thought bursts from some very smart people. Esentially, all of these people were asked to answer one simple question in short form: “What matters now?”

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Some of my favorite quotes:

The past decade has been an extraordinary adventure in discovering new social models on the Web—ways to work, create and organize outside of the traditional institutions of companies, governments and academia. But the next decade will be all about applying these models to the real world. – Chris Anderson

You are only as rich as the enrichment you bring to the world around you. -Rajesh Setty

For decades, organizations and their leaders were comfortable with strategies and practices that kept them in the middle of the road—that’s where the customers were, so that’s what felt safe and secure. – William Taylor

Management is great if you want people to comply – to do specific things a certain way. But it stinks if you want people to engage -Daniel Pink

You grow (and thrive!) by doing what excites you and what scares you everyday, not by trying to find your passion. -Derek Sivers

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