Take time to read it now. Once again, Seth has hit the nail on the head.
He echoes the same themes we’ve been proclaiming: the mini-factory model transforming industrial, bureaucratic, and top-down business, government and society; Hub Mentality™ giving businesses and individuals more power than ever before; how the Fourth Turning is reshaping everything; conveyor-belt education versus Leadership Education; the fact that you have to be a producer (what Godin calls a “linchpin”) to survive in today’s economy; why you should pursue mission over money.
Click here to download and read the e-book now. Here are a few excerpts:
“And so generations of students turned into generations of cogs — factory workers in search of a sinecure. We were brainwashed into fitting in, and then discovered that the economy wanted people who stood out instead.
When exactly were we brainwashed into believing that the best way to earn a living is to have a job?
I think each one of us needs to start with that.”
“The pillars we grew up with (things like General Motors, TV, the postal service, retirement, top down media and commodities) are disappearing and are being replaced with entirely new ways of interacting, making a living and making a difference. Not just for organizations, but for individuals — people like you.”
“It’s like this: we were brainwashed. Brainwashed into believing a set of rules that aren’t true (any more). And because the brainwashing has been so complete, the shifts in our world and new opportunities they open up are easy to see as ways to shore up yesterday’s faltering system.
Please, don’t fall for that. Don’t use the tools of today to support your effort to do yesterday’s job better. This is an opportunity to completely reinvent your role in the system.”
Stephen Palmer is a book writer for mission-driven leaders, a small business lead generation website design architect and persuasive website copywriter, a co-founder of The Center for Social Leadership, and the author of Uncommon Sense: A Common Citizen’s Guide to Rebuilding America.
He co-authored the New York Times bestseller Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the Financial Myths that are Destroying Your Prosperity, as well as Hub Mentality: Shifting from Business Transactions to Community Interaction.
Stephen resides in Round Rock, Texas with his gorgeous wife Karina, awesome son Alex, and princess daughters Libby, Avery, and Laela.
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