"More than seventy extraordinary authors and thinkers contributed to this ebook," says Seth Godin. "It's designed to make you sit up and think, to change your new year's resolutions, to foster some difficult conversations with your team." Seth Godin is the bestselling author of ten books. He writes about marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect. You'll find refreshing, thoughtful ideas by Elizabeth Gilbert, Jacqueline Novogratz, Tom Peters, Dan Pink, Kevin Kelly, Tim O'Reilly, Dave Ramsey, Jackie Huba, Jason Fried, Gina Trapani, Bill Taylor, and Alan Webber. And many more. If you are involved in any kind of teamwork, you will find value in this snazzy free document. The team could be your family, a group at work, church, an agency, school, a volunteer team...it doesn't matter: there's something here for everyone. Here's the link.
Seth Godin nails what it takes to make a difference when you're making a presentation. He paints a picture with words that helps us "get it." Godin says the two elements of a great presenter are: 1. Respect (from the audience) 2. Love (to the audience) If you give presentations of any type, take a couple of minutes to read this pithy blog post.
Dozens of volunteers (including me) joined together at Seth Godin's "Triiibes" website, and collaborated on an e book made up of questions and answers members put before the group. This is our first collaboration, and, aside from the usual bumps in such a project, we got to the heart of the issue and created a document hundreds of thousands of people can read and consider. I say "we" and "our," and yet what I did was miniscule. But that's not the point. If you find this eBook valuable, send the URL to others. It's copyrighted and allowed to go to everyone at no cost, as long as nothing is changed. All of this goes to show that like-minded people who (in a sense) are strangers can, with similar goals, produce something quite amazing via a website (on ning.com). We are just a small group of people who want to help initiate healthy change and the exchange of ideas in settings where no one is patronized. Or to put it another way, where every idea is respectfully considered. The times are still changing.