The Icarus Deception The Icarus Deception

The Icarus Deception

How High Will You Fly?

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Publisher Description

In Seth Godin’s most inspiring book, he challenges readers to find the courage to treat their work as a form of art
Everyone knows that Icarus’s father made him wings and told him not to fly too close to the sun; he ignored the warning and plunged to his doom. The lesson: Play it safe. Listen to the experts. It was the perfect propaganda for the industrial economy. What boss wouldn’t want employees to believe that obedience and conformity are the keys to success?

But we tend to forget that Icarus was also warned not to fly too low, because seawater would ruin the lift in his wings. Flying too low is even more dangerous than flying too high, because it feels deceptively safe.

The safety zone has moved. Conformity no longer leads to comfort. But the good news is that creativity is scarce and more valuable than ever. So is choosing to do something unpredictable and brave: Make art. Being an artist isn’t a genetic disposition or a specific talent. It’s an attitude we can all adopt. It’s a hunger to seize new ground, make connections, and work without a map. If you do those things you’re an artist, no matter what it says on your business card.

Godin shows us how it’s possible and convinces us why it’s essential.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2012
December 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Paully Vegas ,

I Dare You

Read it, and do something. Make, write, question, dare to feel, taste, cook up, shake up, ..something. One thing. We need you to be you and do you for you, and us. High-5 to Seth for Icarus, and high-5 to you if you read it too. It'll make you think. It'll make you scribble, underline, wonder, and feel what you felt as a kid when you still dreamed, dared, did, and beat to your own unique drum.

LIGHTSABER! ,

GOOD!

Im a struggling artist myself (struggling that I cant even buy this book!), only managed to read the sample and its really inspiring and great, if youre a creative who needs reassurance, this is it

mobillionaire ,

Pre-review rating

Awesome

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