The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Seth Godin

Narrated By: Seth Godin

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: January 2013

Duration: 7 hours 13 minutes

Summary:

What are you afraid of?
 
The old rules: Play it safe. Stay in your comfort zone. Find an institution, a job, a set of rules to stick to. Keep your head down. Don’t fly too close to the sun.
 
The new truth: It’s better to be sorry than safe. You need to fly higher than ever.
 
In his bravest and most challenging book yet, Seth Godin shows how we can thrive in an econ­omy that rewards art, not compliance. He explains why true innovators focus on trust, remarkabil­ity, leadership, and stories that spread. And he makes a passionate argument for why you should be treating your work as art.
 
Art is not a gene or a specific talent. It’s an atti­tude, available to anyone who has a vision that others don’t, and the guts to do something about it. Steve Jobs was an artist. So were Henry Ford and Martin Luther King Jr.
 
To work like an artist means investing in the things that scale: creativity, emotional labor, and grit. The path of the artist isn’t for the faint of heart—but Godin shows why it’s your only chance to stand up, stand out, and make a difference.
 
The time to seize new ground and work without a map is now. So what are you going to do?

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  • Evan Doggett

    the author made and continues to make the same mistake of being the narrator. I don't have the hard copy but I'm pretty sure not every 3rd word is in italics... but he insists on speaking that way. The content and delivery of it comes across as overwhelmingly elitist and arrogant although I'm sure that was not the intent.... Try the book instead

  • William Beatty

    a must read for anyone that wants to create content that expresses their weirdness. I have spent my life trying to fit in and through the concepts expressed in this book I realized I am simply never going to be average and that is not just OK but something I can celebrate . thank you Seth Godin for taking the chance, at least one life has been changed. now I am off to read the rest of your books.