Since discovering Seth's work, my world has changed because I've realized that even if all my hair does fall out, I can use my baldness as a positioning statement. Follicle folly aside, since I joined Seth's Triiibes network, I've been immersed in a world of smart, creative and ever-so-humane thinkers, people who care about the course the world's taking, and who try to right its foibles in exciting and innovative ways.

But aside from the extravagant gifts these Triiibsters offer their communities and the world at large, I've received from many of them personal gifts of kindness, appreciation and sincere camaraderie. I feel I will know, to my great benefit, many of these people for the rest of my life.

To Seth personally, your words in Linchpin to "Do your best work," "Don't settle," and "Make a difference," have had a deep effect on me: I'm still struggling to live up to their gritty challenge, but I struggle with renewed purpose. I truly feel my best ideas are yet to come.

Happy Birthday Seth! (Watch out for that hidden bacon in the cake.)

 

If your goal is to be big, there?s no doubt that taking every gig you can makes sense. Pricing for the masses, building the biggest factory and running as fast as you can is the very best way to get big. And if big equals successful, you?re done. Many of us have realized, though, that big doesn?t equal successful. If success (for you) is a decent (or indecent) wage plus the time to do really good work and enjoy both your job and your family, then perhaps you?re trying too hard and doing too much. Perhaps you need to be a lot pickier in what you do and for who you do it.