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V is for Vulnerable

Life Outside the Comfort Zone: An ABC for Grownups
Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
Penguin
 | 
January, 2013
ISBN:
9781591846109
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Banyen's Description: 

This full-color adult ABC book feels just like the picture books you grew up with. But it's not for kids, it’s for you and anyone who works as hard as you do. Featuring illustrations by the web’s favorite cartoonist, Hugh MacLeod, V is for Vulnerable captures 26 of Seth Godin’s pithy, prodding principles about treating your work as a form of art. In his intro, “See the World the Way An Artist Does,” he writes:

I’m trying to get you to stop being a spectator and a pawn in the industrial system that raised us, and maybe, just maybe, to stand up and do something that scares you. I want you to do what you’re meant to do, what we’re all meant to do, which is the hard work of creating art...

P.S. Read this book out loud to someone you care about.

For instance....

C is for Commitment, which takes you from That’s a fine idea to Its’ done. Commitment is risky, because if you fail, it’s on you. On the other hand, without commitment, you will fail, because art unshipped isn’t art....

F is for Feedback, which can be either a crutch or a weapon. Use feedback to make your work smaller, safer and more likely to please everyone (and fail in the long run). Or use it as a lever, to further push you to embrace what you fear (and what you’re capable of)...

V is for Vulnerable, the only way we can feel when we truly share the art we’ve made. When we connect, we shift all the power and make ourselves naked in front of the person we’ve given the gift of our art to. We have no excuses, no manual to point to, no standard operating procedures to protect us.

This will take you just a few minutes to read, but it will get under your skin. And you might find yourself handing copies to colleagues and friends.

Publisher’s Description: 
This full-color adult ABC book feels just like the picture books you grew up with. But its not for kids, its for you and anyone who works as hard as you do. It makes a perfect companion to The Icarus Deception, highlighting a key riff in that book and featuring illustrations by the webs favorite cartoonist, Hugh MacLeod. It captures 26 of Seth Godins principles about treating your work as a form of art.For instance....
 
A is for Anxiety, which is experiencing failure in advance. Tell yourself enough vivid stories about the worstpossible outcome of your work and youll soon come to believe them. Worry is not preparation, and anxiety doesnt make you better.
 
C is for Commitment, which takes you from Thats a fine idea to Its done. Commitment is risky, because if you fail, its on you. On the other hand, without commitment, you will fail, because art unshipped isnt art.
 
F is for Feedback, which can be either a crutch or a weapon. Use feedback to make your work smaller, safer and more likely to please everyone (and fail in the long run). Or use it as a lever, to further push you to embrace what you fear (and what youre capable of).
 
V is for Vulnerable, the only way we can feel when we truly share the art weve made. When we connect, we shift all the power and make ourselves naked in front of the person weve given the gift of our art to. We have no excuses, no manual to point to, no standard operating procedures to protect us.
 
This is unlike any previous Godin book and makes a great gift, both for loyal fans and those whove never read him before. It will take you just a few minutes to read, but it will get under your skin. And you might find yourself handing copies to colleagues and friends.



 

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