Insights on Business and Social Media From Seth Godin

Real Estate Agent with Edina Realty

1) Reliance on the tried and true can backfire. 

2) Sell the problem. No business buys a solution for a problem they don't have. 

3) Every activity worth doing has a learning curve. 

4) As the world gets faster, the glacial changes of years and decades are more important, not less.

5) Cultural shifts create long terms evolutionary changes.

6) Being 1st helps in the short run. Being a little more right pays off in the long run. Last is the worst.

7) Build in virality. 

8) Subscriptions beat one-off sales. 

9) Treat different customers differently. 

10) Generate joy. Don't just satisfy a need for a commodity. 

11) Plan on remarkable experiences, not remarkable ads. 

12) Don't build a fortress of secrets, bet on open. 

13) You can get even more done if you give away credit, relentlessly 

14) Create scarcity but act with abundance. 

15) Competition validates you. It creates a category. It permits the sale to be this or that, not yes or no. 

16) There are lots of good reasons to abandon a project. Having a little competition is not one of them.

17) It's not who can benefit from what you sell. It's about choosing the customers you'd like to have.

18) The customers you fire and those you pay attention to all send signals to the rest of the group.

19) 100 people doing something at the same time has far more power than 300 people doing it over time. 

20) Are you chasing or being chased? Are you leading or following? Are you fleeing or climbing? 

21) Get it right for ten people before you rush around scaling up to a thousand. 

22) Highlighting what's working helps you make that happen more often. 

23) Perfect is overrated. Perfect doesn't scale, either. 

Which is your favorite?  Any that I missed that you have in your secret stash?


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Frank N. Drake of Edina Realty

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I will always do what I say I will do. 

Sometimes more, just never less.



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