Practical Advice from ‘The Icarus Deception’ by Seth Godin (An Actionable Books summary)

“We’re living in a moment of time, the first moment of time, when a billion people are connected, when your work is judged (more than ever before) based on what you do rather than who you are, and when credentials, access to capital, and raw power have been dwarfed by the simple question ‘Do I care about what you do?’”

The Icarus Deception, page 219

Most of us grew up in a world where everyone had a job. A world where publishing a book meant being picked by a publisher, where recording a music album meant being picked by a record company. School was a place you went Monday through Friday from 9 to 3 where you were taught reading, writing, and arithmetic. You were also taught to sit still, follow instructions, color inside the lines, and fit in.

Above all, you were taught to fit in.

That world is over. Though it lingers, the future, the very near future, belongs to those who are willing to stand up, stand out, and turn anything they do into a remarkable work of art. This idea is the basis of Seth Godin’s The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The Danger Is Not Flying Too High, But Flying Too Low
  • What if the Solution is Sitting Right Next to You?
  • Connecting with 3 Artists Will Raise Your Game

Read my summary of The Icarus Deception at Actionable Books.

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