Seth, you are the reason I'm experiencing the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.

Several years ago I read "Purple Cow" and it was like a "finger in the chest" challenging me to get moving on my ideas or to stop talking about them. I decided to launch a business, Accidental Creative, and following your cue I decided to spread my ideas not by selling them, but by giving them away in the form of podcasts.

Fast forward: since I was young I've had the dream of writing a book. This year I'm getting my chance, and the fact that it's through the same publisher as "Purple Cow" is so very appropriate. This dream would not have been fulfilled had you not first inspired me to act. To ship. To have the courage to be remarkable in some way.

Your generosity challenges us to be more generous.

Your passion for your work raises the water level for passion in all of us.

You are a gift, and you are changing the world.


You can't-or you don't want to? I'll accept the second. It's quite possible that you don't want to. It's possible that making this commitment is too scary or too much work...Perhaps you don't want to because it feels financially irresponsible. I think that's an error in judgment on your part, since becoming a linchpin is in fact the most financially responsible choice you can make.