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Icarus Deception : How High Will You Fly? (Hardcover) (Seth Godin)

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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.
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.

Number of Pages: 241
Genre: Business + Money Management, Self Improvement
Sub-Genre: Creativity, Motivational, Personal Growth / Success
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Seth Godin
Language: English
Street Date: December 31, 2012
TCIN: 14301104
UPC: 9781591846079
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-6820
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