Stop Stealing Dreams

I’m unsure how to feel about Seth Godin. On the one hand, he’s the kind of self-made man/expert of which the dreams of many a blogger are made. And he has staked an interesting position along the way. On the other hand, he seems to be pretty willing to take his expertise and apply it pretty broadly. And he takes a lot of current truisms — e.g., “the internet changes everything” — as true, without really thinking what and how particular things get changed. I guess I’m saying nuance is not his forté, and he would probably maintain that it doesn’t need to be. There’s a whole bunch of folks for whom working out the details is their job, their specialty. But I have to say that that proposition is a little tiresome. In this day and age, visionaries are a dime a dozen and they often sound pretty much the same. Someone with a vision, a plan, and the willingness to roll up their sleeves and make it happen … that’s the person I want.

All that noted, Godin has a new manifesto, and this time he is targeting education. Inasmuch as he’s a popular character among the digerati, it might be worth reading the thing. Fortunately, [Godin has made it free and available in the format of your choosing](