- File Size: 165 KB
- Print Length: 45 pages
- Publisher: New Word City, Inc. (October 13, 2010)
- Publication Date: October 13, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0047ZFFEA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,469 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Seth Godin's rise to the cultural/marketing/intellectual elite allows him to say or write pretty much whatever he wants; in response, his readers raise up a fist and cry "Hear, hear!" When I put it this way, it sounds terrifying (at the least, unnerving). And maybe it is. But not because Godin has all our attention, but because what he's saying is relevant and smart.
In "Graceful," a shorter ebook released six months ago, Godin discusses the attitude, lifestyle, and aura of the new revolutionaries: the gracefuls.
"Graceful is artistic, elegant, subtle and effective. Graceful makes things happen and brings light but not heat."
Godin's "Graceful" is an inspiring read, not only because of its discussion of how consumers will gravitate towards art instead of stuff, but because his advice for assimilation into this new world is based on values and virtues.
Don't let the word "virtues" turn you off. He doesn't preach; he's not even up on a soapbox. The fact of it is, being graceful makes you a linchpin; grace is achieved with generosity, authenticity, intregrity, and other forms of emotional labor.
"...No one is born graceful. It's not a gift, it's a choice."
Authenticity, genius and integrity are in short supply, considering we're still mucking through a system that "rewards" cogs in the machine and thoughtless drones. Sure, we're seeing examples of the revolution popping up all over the place - innovative workplaces and the exaltation of the creative - but the mentality of the industrial revolution is slow to die.
The graceful, the linchpins, fill the niche of this scarcity.
"Scarcity creates value, and the linchpin understands this.Read more ›
What is it about human nature - my nature - that makes playing it safe so compelling? Fear? Laziness?
As he has in so many of his writings, Seth gracefully uses simple language to deliver powerful messages.
Messages about kindness, abundance, and giving another person (my wife, my boss, my client, my service provider) the benefit of the doubt.
Messages that instantly reminded me that I once knew these things, but somehow forgot. Thanks again Seth.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was looking for a good book on leadership and the name Seth Godin was suggested. Out of the many to choose from, Graceful sounded in my spirit. Read morePublished 1 month ago
Pick this book up any time you have forgotten your place on the planet. Read this to stimulate your thinking more broadly and thoughtfully. Thanks Seth.Published 2 months ago by Carl Dunn
A quick read which I enjoyed. Plenty of ideas to get your head around. Seth Godin is the daily kick in the ass that I need.Published 3 months ago by TCON
This is a volume that I will return to again and again for review as well as new and deeper insights.Published 8 months ago by Tbowden4
Awesome book. I have read all Seth Godin's books and every single one has helped me to be more successful in my business and life.Published 11 months ago by Niels Duinker
I love this little book. It's a breath of fresh air in a culture (especially a business culture) that's repetitive and stagnant. This one's a keeper!Published 13 months ago by Kimberly Reeland