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Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin podcast.

December 28, 2019

Akimbo is an ancient word, from the bend in the river or the bend in an archer's bow. It's become a symbol for strength, a posture of possibility, the idea that when we stand tall, arms bent, looking right at it, we can make a difference.Akimbo's a podcast about our culture and about how we can change it. About seeing what's happening and choosing to do something.The culture is real, but it can be changed. You can bend it.



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Let's talk


Akimbo is a weekly podcast created by Seth Godin. He's the bestselling author of 19 books and a long-time entrepreneur, freelancer and teacher.

You can find out more about Seth by reading his daily blog at seths.blog and about the workshops at akimbo.com .

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Will we waste it?


Akimbo is a weekly podcast created by Seth Godin. He's the bestselling author of 19 books and a long-time entrepreneur, freelancer and teacher.

You can find out more about Seth by reading his daily blog at seths.blog and about the workshops at akimbo.com .

To submit a question and to see the show notes, please visit akimbo.link and press the appropriate button.


 

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With or without white mice


Akimbo is a weekly podcast created by Seth Godin. He's the bestselling author of 19 books and a long-time entrepreneur, freelancer and teacher.

You can find out more about Seth by reading his daily blog at seths.blog and about the workshops at akimbo.com .

To submit a question and to see the show notes, please visit akimbo.link and press the appropriate button.


 

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The mighty ship was tossed


Akimbo is a weekly podcast created by Seth Godin. He's the bestselling author of 19 books and a long-time entrepreneur, freelancer and teacher.

You can find out more about Seth by reading his daily blog at seths.blog and about the workshops at akimbo.com .

To submit a question and to see the show notes, please visit akimbo.link and press the appropriate button.


 

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Getting smart about the stories we tell ourselves


Akimbo is a weekly podcast created by Seth Godin. He's the bestselling author of 19 books and a long-time entrepreneur, freelancer and teacher.

You can find out more about Seth by reading his daily blog at seths.blog and about the workshops at akimbo.com.

To submit a question and to see the show notes, please visit akimbo.link and press the appropriate button.

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Who owns that?


Akimbo is a weekly podcast created by Seth Godin. He's the bestselling author of 19 books and a long-time entrepreneur, freelancer and teacher.


You can find out more about Seth by reading his daily blog at seths.blog and about the workshops at akimbo.com .


To submit a question and to see the show notes, please visit akimbo.link and press the appropriate button.

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Where do we find resilience?

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And hope for tomorrow.


Akimbo is a weekly podcast created by Seth Godin. He's the bestselling author of 19 books and a long-time entrepreneur, freelancer and teacher.


You can find out more about Seth by reading his daily blog at seths.blog and about the workshops at akimbo.com.


To submit a question and to see the show notes, please visit akimbo.link and press the appropriate button.

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Don't get fooled

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What is pushing you where?

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Understanding Meetings Culture

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Which came first?

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Magnifying differences and creating distrust

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We can have both, but we should be clear about what's what

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The perils of predicting the future

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Creativity and self-doubt

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Isn't an economy

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What, exactly, does "win at all costs" mean?

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Smile, you're being watched

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Can you hack it?

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So the world can make it better


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Stories change the world


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Riddle me this...


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Do it anyway


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Herd immunity and relentless change


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The truth about Thanksgiving


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And its name is capitalism


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Thinking about time


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Are you an imposter?


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Amplifying the giving pledge


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How to change the world


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It begins with the right questions


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Wrestling with mysterious voices


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Who should we trust?


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Time to build your own


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Google, TV Guide and the creation of modern culture


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Finding the best solution


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A podcast about podcasts


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The power of systems


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This is where leverage comes from


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Indistinguishable from magic


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A world after JFK


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It’s all a metaphor for what matters


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The magical gulf between truth and belief


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The reality of Duncan Hines and the magic of Betty Crocker 


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A live Q&A about confusing education and learning


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Where to next?


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Secret identities and the creation of culture


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Gravity's not just a good idea...it's the law


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Centers and edges


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Management can change the world


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The marketing of the status quo


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Trust, cash flow and why retail matters


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Learning to live with infinity


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What happens when the world changes


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The space shuttle, Spiro Agnew and the homunculus


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The magic of inconvenience


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The Monty Hall problem


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Money is a story and money flows


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It’s not just a good idea...


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The race to get picked


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In the connection economy, what happens when we can’t connect?


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Culture matters


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Thanks for your questions


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Books are the same, publishing has changed


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Who decides what's beautiful?


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We know which came first


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The power of 'no place to hide'


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Adventures in the music business


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Not because we’ve earned it


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The truth about auctions


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(and how to build a body of work)


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Answering your questions about education


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What is school for?


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Beware the legal-industrial copyright complex


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Seth talks about his new book


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(slightly better than average)


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What game are you playing?


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Where does change come from?


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Lessons from the poisonous dart tree frog


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The power (and the myth) of getting picked


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Who decides what we know?


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Selfishness, altruism and our culture


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(and ship early)


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Making a ruckus for the right people


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Capitalism and culture


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Watcha gonna do with the green iguana?


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They're not for you


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What happens when the operators aren’t standing by any longer?


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What’s it for, who’s it for and the magic of design thinking


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We get the world our media wants


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The network keeps ratcheting forward.


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I mean it. It stinks.


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Where did you get your special powers?


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The best way we learn is rarely the best way to perform.


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What are the odds? Pretty good, actually.


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Getting clear about the story we tell ourselves (and others)


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Shawn Askinosie and the avoidance of ‘more’


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Sharecropping doesn’t get you very far


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A good question is half the project


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Drip by drip, day by day, we change the culture.


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You are one. Really. It’s true.


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Did you subscribe to Akimbo yet? We hope you do. Here’s why.


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Are you an entrepreneur? As fashionable as a ‘yes’ might be, you might find fulfillment as a freelancer instead.


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Live is different. We’re not exactly sure why, but we respond differently when we’re in real time.

(a special episode, recorded live)


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The status quo and the mass market continue to conspire to keep us from having nice things.


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Advertising has shaped our culture. Not the ads, but the money. And Facebook’s woes are a symptom of that.


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Perfect isn’t the point, and our narrative about errors and effort is keeping us from being the humans we seek to become.


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Games don’t require dice or a Monopoly board. The games we all play distract, energize and enable us to create magic if we choose.


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The most effective intervention is also the least respected. Not just in medicine, but in every element of our culture. Yes, in fact, it’s all in your head. That’s a good thing.


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Everyone wants to write a hit, own a hit, be in a hit. And the rest of us want to watch, read and engage with hits. But where do hits come from? And how?


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A mysterious ailment, a convenient place to hide, and most of all, it’s all invented.


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Isn’t this what we truly want? To be seen, to be heard, to be understood…


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Who’s up, who’s down? The drama of our lives is narrated by our perception of where we stand. Most of our energy, money and time goes into grooming ourselves into the status role where we believe we belong.


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The successful grand opening is rare.

But we keep trying.

We make it dumber, louder, more predictable, sacrificing nuance in exchange for a chance at mass...


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A new podcast from Seth Godin, premiering on February 14.


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