Seth Godin
V is for Vulnerable: An Alphabet for People Who Want to Make a Difference
September 15, 2018 Comments.. 530
V is for Vulnerable An Alphabet for People Who Want to Make a Difference 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 It makes a perfect companion to The Icarus

  • Title: V is for Vulnerable: An Alphabet for People Who Want to Make a Difference
  • Author: Seth Godin
  • ISBN: 9781591846109
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 It makes a perfect companion to The Icarus Deception, highlighting a key riff in that book and featuring illustrations by the web s favorite cartoonist, Hugh MacLeod It captures 26 of Seth Godin s principles aboutThis 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 It makes a perfect companion to The Icarus Deception, highlighting a key riff in that book and featuring illustrations by the web s favorite cartoonist, Hugh MacLeod It captures 26 of Seth Godin s 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 worst possible outcome of your work and you ll soon come to believe them Worry is not preparation, and anxiety doesn t make you better C is for Commitment, which takes you from That s a fine idea to It s 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 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 is unlike any previous Godin book and makes a great gift, both for loyal fans and those who ve 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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    1. Lisa says:

      I am moved!!!This book is a special little gem. The simple illustrations and layout mask its profound message. In the beginning it says, "Read this book out loud to someone you care about". So Chris (husband) and I took turns reading each page. We both really loved it. This book perfectly captures the spirit of the one who gave it to me, which makes me love it even more. And I'm so glad that I own a copy, because I'll definitely want to re-read it (and steal quotes for various things such as gra [...]

    2. Rachelle says:

      I have this peculiar and superstitious notion that books seek you out sometimes when you really need them. My son ran up to me earlier today at the American Book Center and pretty much forced me to sit down and read this book to him. I think it took a little extra prompting because usually I wouldn't be caught dead with something that even remotely smelled like self-help. But this book hit me at the right second of my life, and it was glorious. That's why I believe there is something bigger, bri [...]

    3. Ian says:

      This is a very powerful little book.Seth draws his inspiration for this little gem from Dr Seuss, who taught him to read. We're told this in the shot introduction that concludes with:" I want you to do what you've you're meant to do, what we're all meant to do, which is the hard work of creating art.The artist wonders, `How can I break this?' and `Is it interesting?'Go break something."This is an "ABC book for Grown-ups". Two pages for each letter (except LMNO) illustrated in a wacky irreverent [...]

    4. Dane Cobain says:

      This book is quirky enough because it’s basically a children’s book for adults. Godin takes you through the alphabet while offering advice on how to think and act if you want to be successful. It’s okay, I guess, but kind of a throwaway. So so.

    5. K.M. says:

      I loved it.

    6. frogfairie says:

      Not what I was expecting but still a fun, quick read.

    7. Frank Davis says:

      I want to say I actually liked it. I like much of what Seth has offered, and this was in many ways consistant with the best he tends to give. Many of the ideas were fanciful enough, the premise (an ABC repurposed), various lines ('L' is for LMNO, which used to be one letter") and concepts - it's ALMOST all there. What gets in my way is the way the alphabet framework either forces choices or it wasn't editted enough, that the book keeps referring to art - not business or marketing (is this about [...]

    8. Shannon McGee says:

      There seems to be a trend of books that look like they are for children but written for adults. There are adult coloring books and picturebooks on writing or life. This picture book from Seth Godin is on the abc’s of motivating to create art. In some ways I felt this book, with it’s motivational words of wisdom, reminded me of another author’s speech about creating art and that author is Neil Gaiman. It’s a wonderful speech and if you haven’t heard or read look for it on the interwebs. [...]

    9. Mollie says:

      Who says adults don't need picture books? To me, they are the most comforting books there are. And ironically, Life Ourside the Comfort Zone is no exception.Having a day when you feel lost? Find your way back to yourself with this book. Feeling like your way of reaching out to the world leaves you empty handed? Curl up with this book. Experiencing that stranger in a strange land thing? Turn the page in Godin's book and feel at home.

    10. Laura Nelson says:

      Sometimes the universe does work in magical ways. And after disappointing news and wondering WTF I am doing, a coworker drops this on my desk. All letters are impacting, warranty hit the nail on the head "your art might not work and your career might not work either. I it doesn't work today, it might not work tomorrow either. But our practice is to persist until it does". It's a coffee break read. That everyone should read.

    11. Shanella says:

      Seth Godin, author and marketer, is kind of a big deal in the marketing world. He wrote a number of bestsellers and V is for Vulnerable is his first picture book for grownups. He goes through the entire alphabet and imparts little pieces of wisdom like, "Initiative is the privilege of picking yourself. You're not given initiative, you take it."There were a couple that I frowned and scratched my head about but overall it was a rather enjoyable - and easy - read.

    12. Linda Tapp says:

      I really like Seth Godin's books and I wanted to like this more but it was just okay. A few of the descriptions that followed Some of the letters were really good and I am likely to re-read them but others really didn't help me learn anything new. I may share it with my children.

    13. Brent Mair says:

      This book is simple and straightforward in presentation, an Alphabet Book for adults. Seth Godin's message is presented within this format, but it is a message that I don't find simple. I believe, but I need a book like this to remind me of what I need to do to obtain my dreams.

    14. Gerald says:

      I is a quick read and designed to be one. Yet, it is also to be read over and over again. So to rate this as an already read book is a half truth. I will be reading it over and over because I want to continue to change and breakthrough.

    15. Priscilla says:

      A fun very quick read (about 15 minutes) although it can be re-read over and over. Even though the book keeps referring to art, all the words and ideas can refer to life especially if you live life as art. Enjoy!

    16. Jan Joshi says:

      Nice little book and inspirational

    17. Cara says:

      Short, witty, challenging.

    18. Megan says:

      ABCs for grownups addressing the artist in us

    19. Kumiko Mae LovingSunshine says:

      This is such a comfort read! I need this in my library asap!

    20. Adam Ashton says:

      I want more. Simple, short, sharp, succinct, super, spot on Seth.

    21. C2015 says:

      This was sweet. Very clearly focussed towards creative types, the alphabet provides value for any endevouring to do anything

    22. Arie Rahayu says:

      Asik bukunya. :D

    23. Indah Threez Lestari says:

      350 - 2014

    24. Victor says:

      a bit short, could use an extended version to explain each point in more detail. But I guess I'm missing the point here.

    25. Ben Nesvig says:

      Soon to be a perfect graduation gift for many.

    26. Brian Tucker says:

      nice little book.

    27. Hepburn says:

      This is a small picture book, but it expressed food for thoughts in simple words. I enjoyed looking at each picture, too.

    28. Sheyla says:

      easy reading!!! didn't learn as much ad I expected :(

    29. Andy says:

      An interesting, possibly unique idea. But there are some inside "jokes" in there that make it less accessible to those who don't swim in the same circles as Seth and Hugh.

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