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The Icarus Deception

By Seth Godin

The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin

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Book Overview:  In Seth Godin’s most inspiring book, he challenges readers to find the courage to treat their work as a form of art.  Everyone knows that Icarus’s father made him wings and told him not to fly too close to the sun; he ignored the warning and plunged to his doom. The lesson: Play it safe. Listen to the experts. It was the perfect propaganda for the industrial economy. What boss wouldn’t want employees to believe that obedience and conformity are the keys to success?  But we tend to forget that Icarus was also warned not to fly too low, because seawater would ruin the lift in his wings. Flying too low is even more dangerous than flying too high, because it feels deceptively safe.  The safety zone has moved. Conformity no longer leads to comfort. But the good news is that creativity is scarce and more valuable than ever. So is choosing to do something unpredictable and brave: Make art. Being an artist isn’t a genetic disposition or a specific talent. It’s an attitude we can all adopt. It’s a hunger to seize new ground, make connections, and work without a map. If you do those things you’re an artist, no matter what it says on your business card.  Godin shows us how it’s possible and convinces us why it’s essential.  Click here for more info!

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Top 10 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

Top 10 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

…And the dreams and values that King stood for
that we mustn’t forget.

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous I Have a Dream Speech on August 28, 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in front of 250,000 civil rights supporters [1].  During the opening of his speech, King made a reference to the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed millions of slaves in 1863, and said, “one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free.”  It has been a little more than fifty years since then and what I challenge you to do as you read the following is compare King’s vision for the future with the world as you know it today.

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