January 30, 2009

News & Opinion: Seth Godin at The 99% Conference

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Seth Godin has been announced as a speaker at The 99% Conference being put on by Behance and COOL HUNTING in New York City. The conference is April 16 & 17, but you can save $100.00 if you get early bird tickets before February 16th. 99-logo.pnggodin-profile-80.jpg The conference, as the organizers state, is "Not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen." From the conference website:
When ideas do happen, it is not by accident. What separates creative people who make their ideas happen from the constant dreamers? Perhaps we all have an obligation to show our ideas some respect. Behance is partnering with Cool Hunting to host "99%." A conference that focuses less on inspiration, and more on how idea generation and organization come together to make ideas happen.
Seth is obviously a great match for the conference. A man who puts out as many books as he does, of such consistent quality, surely knows the topic well. If you can't make it to the conference, or are somehow unfamiliar with Seth's work, we'd highly recommend starting with:
  • Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable (one of The 100 Best)
  • Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us (this year's 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year)
  • You really can't go wrong with Seth, though. If you're still skeptical, and don't want to jump in without testing the waters, you can find all of Seth's ChangeThis manifestos here for free.

    About Dylan Schleicher

    Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.