Seth turned my world upside down and inside out.



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I heard about Seth through a client of mine. I read his books, joined his social network and a year later I was on my way to speak at TED Global 2009 about the year I spent living in a van as one of America's working homeless. TED, and speaking there, changed me. It changed the way I look at the world, at people and most importantly the way I look at possibilities. Seth provided the support and encouragement and parted the curtains to a world I didn't know existed. Before Seth I knew I was a storyteller. After Seth I knew why.

Thanks Seth. I hope you're around another 50 years. It's great knowing you!

Becky Blanton

 

Without leaders, there are no followers. Tribes are about faith - about belief in an idea and in a community. And they are grounded in respect and admiration for the leader of the tribe and for the other members as well. Do you believe in what you do? Every day? It turns out that belief happens to be a brilliant strategy. Three things have happened, pretty much at the same time. All three points to the same (temporarily uncomfortable, but ultimately marvelous) outcome: 1. Many people are starting to realize that they work a lot and that working on stuff they believe in (and making things happen) is much more satisfying than just getting a paycheck and waiting to get fired (or die). 2. Many organizations have discovered that the factory-centric model of producing goods and services is not nearly as profitable as it used to be. 3. Many consumers have decided to spend their money buying things that are factory-produced commodities. And they've decided not to spend their time embracing off-the shelf ideas. Consumers have decided, instead, to spend time and money on fashion, on stories, on things that matter, and on things they believe in.