Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin

Seth Godin

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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 p...Show More
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Quality and Wabi-Sabi

30:04 | Apr 4th, 2018

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

31:29 | Feb 21st, 2018

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.
The Grand Opening

19:21 | Feb 14th, 2018

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...
Systems thinking

22:17 | Jul 10th

The reality of Duncan Hines and the magic of Betty Crocker
Of course they cheated

34:54 | Jul 3rd

A live Q&A about confusing education and learning
Who is Banksy?

22:22 | Jun 19th

Secret identities and the creation of culture
Norms and rules

29:21 | Jun 12th

Gravity's not just a good's the law

28:56 | May 29th

Management can change the world

30:09 | May 22nd

The marketing of the status quo

24:49 | May 1st

What happens when the world changes

31:44 | Apr 24th

The space shuttle, Spiro Agnew and the homunculus
Money Moves

32:58 | Apr 3rd

Money is a story and money flows

32:42 | Mar 13th

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

28:36 | Feb 20th

Books are the same, publishing has changed
On dignity

25:36 | Dec 26th, 2018

Not because we’ve earned it
Connect the dots

27:09 | Dec 5th, 2018

Answering your questions about education
All rights reserved

37:09 | Nov 21st, 2018

Beware the legal-industrial copyright complex

27:53 | Nov 14th, 2018

Seth talks about his new book
Games matter

27:38 | Oct 31st, 2018

What game are you playing?
Honest signals

31:51 | Oct 17th, 2018

Lessons from the poisonous dart tree frog
You're it

26:36 | Oct 10th, 2018

The power (and the myth) of getting picked
The spirit of the game

32:47 | Sep 26th, 2018

Selfishness, altruism and our culture
Your Bootstrapping Questions

20:30 | Sep 12th, 2018

Making a ruckus for the right people
Ignore sunk costs

29:15 | Aug 29th, 2018

Watcha gonna do with the green iguana?
Your call (isn’t) very important to us

29:29 | Aug 15th, 2018

What happens when the operators aren’t standing by any longer?
Don't just Do Something, Stand There

22:13 | Aug 8th, 2018

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

32:04 | Jul 25th, 2018

The network keeps ratcheting forward.
Origin stories

27:42 | Jul 11th, 2018

Where did you get your special powers?
Juggling and bicycles

21:34 | Jul 4th, 2018

The best way we learn is rarely the best way to perform.
Coincidence and grilled cheese

24:03 | Jun 27th, 2018

What are the odds? Pretty good, actually.
Tips and gifts

26:16 | Jun 20th, 2018

Getting clear about the story we tell ourselves (and others)
It’s not about the chocolate

27:53 | Jun 13th, 2018

Shawn Askinosie and the avoidance of ‘more’
Q&A, the season wrap up

32:10 | May 30th, 2018

A good question is half the project
The long term

25:42 | May 23rd, 2018

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

27:00 | May 16th, 2018

You are one. Really. It’s true.
Networks and lockin

29:33 | May 9th, 2018

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

31:24 | May 2nd, 2018

Are you an entrepreneur? As fashionable as a ‘yes’ might be, you might find fulfillment as a freelancer instead.
Let's Do It Live

23:20 | Apr 25th, 2018

Live is different. We’re not exactly sure why, but we respond differently when we’re in real time. (a special episode, recorded live)
The Regular Kind

35:10 | Apr 18th, 2018

The status quo and the mass market continue to conspire to keep us from having nice things.
They’re not trying to be creepy

26:16 | Apr 11th, 2018

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

36:41 | Mar 28th, 2018

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.
Don't fear placebos

26:17 | Mar 21st, 2018

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.

28:34 | Mar 14th, 2018

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?
No such thing (as writer's block)

26:58 | Mar 7th, 2018

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

32:33 | Feb 28th, 2018

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

00:30 | Feb 5th, 2018

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