The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?

The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?

In Seth Godin?s most inspiring book yet, he challenges readers to find the courage to treat their work as a form of art. Everyone knows that Icarus?s father made him wings and told him not to fly too close to the sun. But he ignored that warning and plunged to his doom. We?ve retold this myth, and many others like it, to generations of kids. All these stories have the same In Seth Godin?s most inspiring book yet, he challenges readers to find the courage to treat their work as a form...

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Title:The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?
Author:Seth Godin
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Genres:Business
ISBN:The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? Reviews

  • Colleen Wainwright
    Dec 12, 2012
    It may be because of where I am in my own creative-development arc, but this book got to me?and inspired me, and surprised me?more than any of Seth's books to date. It is written in the same staccato style as his blog, the writing form he excels at, but with the full emotional impa...
  • Pam
    Jul 25, 2013
    Got this on audio book and listened while I ellipticized. While it may not have had quite the upbeat energy I love to keep me going on the elliptical, it nonetheless was constantly inspiring. I've seen reviews that say if you've read all of Seth's stuff, this book is just more of the s...
  • Kent Winward
    Jan 07, 2013
    Here's the thing: I usually agree with Godin about things, but implementation always is harder than it seems it should be. In his current book, he makes a great case for creating art and infusing that art into the economy. I enjoy and love all these type of polemics to be true to your ...
  • J.F. Penn
    Dec 31, 2012
    I was part of Seth's Kickstarter so I bought this early, and reading is has totally fired me up to commit to creating and sharing my own art. There were many parts of the book that resonated with me, but in combination with Steven Pressfield's Turning Pro, the message is really to ...
  • Kara O
    May 16, 2013
    I appreciate the sentiment of this book. I appreciate the risk it took to write about the fact that yes you shouldn't fly too close to the sun, but you also shouldn't fly too close to the water. You can do better than what you are doing now. I think the term Godin kept using "art," cou...
  • Todd Sattersten
    Jan 24, 2013
    Seth writes books for his tribe. If you are not in the tribe, you might say that Linchpin or Poke The Box covered the same territory and you would be right. If you are in the tribe, you'll gladly pick up this next title (or spend $120 on Kickstarter to get a whole box of books). In ...
  • Troy Blackford
    May 09, 2013
    I can't recommend this book strongly enough. It will change the way you think, or at the very least strengthen your conviction to think in the unique way you already do. I wish I could have thrown this book in the face of all my middle school teachers when I was growing up. Please give...
  • Itay
    Nov 27, 2012
    I've had the pleasure of reading the preview edition of the book. I am a huge fan of Seth Godin, so I am probably biased, but it is one of the most inspiring books I've read in years. Most likely since I've read Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?. Highly recommended. ...
  • Philip
    May 30, 2013
    Godin?s work points to the need for artists (he paints with a broad brush on this term) to create and work without boundaries. This book points out the oppressive nature of industrialization on creativity. Godin encourages his readers to think less about how to make money and more ab...
  • Dan
    Feb 12, 2013
    just received my copy today & cant put it down. Thanks Seth, for writing it specifically for me. I've also read a number of the reviews, only a couple of which were negative. To those, i say "you've missed the point". If you were looking for something more than was in book, Seth'...
  • Emma Sea
    Aug 22, 2017
    I read this when it was released, and it's still good advice. I just bought a copy to send to my daughter. ...
  • Greg
    Oct 22, 2014
    I bet Seth Godin is the kind of guy who starts conversations in the locker room with other men while he's completely nude, chewing off the ears of his "listeners" while showing no intention of wrapping a towel around himself or getting dressed. As if to say "Are you comfortable with th...
  • Joseph Bunting
    Jan 23, 2013
    Wow. While reading this book, I finalized my plans to start two new "art projects" that I had long been considering but had stalled out on. I wrote two articles and over ten of pages of notes about new ideas. I underlined dozens of quotes. While reading this book, I embraced my fear...
  • Perry
    Mar 14, 2013
    Gimme a B! Gimme an S! Here's a question you must answer before buying this book if your boss hasn't required you to do so! Have you ever read a book by Seth Godin? The man has made a business empire out of turning common maxims and everyday common sense into several lightweig...
  • Amy Rhoda  Brown
    Oct 08, 2017
    I want to love Seth Godin's books, I really do. I picked this one up because I'm trying to summon the nerve to publish more and Godin's advice is just the what I need right now: take risks, step outside your comfort zone, be vulnerable, don't mind the haters, etc. But I just couldn...
  • Kristin
    Jun 01, 2016
    I couldn't cope with the prose so I abandoned the book altogether. I suppose that might mean I'm not a "high flyer", as Godin might define it. But the reality is that I've never been one to take seriously those airbrushed posters of soaring eagles with mindless "inspirational" quotes a...
  • Ray Edwards
    Jan 13, 2013
    At first I was irritated by this book. I am accustomed to being Seth's cheerleader in everything he writes. This time, I found myself thinking, numerous times, "that's not true." Then I found myself getting angry because of something he wrote. As I pressed forward in the book, I ...
  • Debra Langley
    Jul 06, 2014
    Enjoyed the central message of the book which is ....make more art but found the writing to lack a cohesive train of thought. Bits and pieces slapped together to make a quick buck. Not his best work. ...
  • camcollins
    Jan 16, 2013
    In a wonderful podcast series called the Seth Godin Startup School, Seth announces to the group in the summer of 2012 that four years ago he stopped writing for the masses and just started focusing on his tribe. He said he didn't really need more readers and that he wanted to give back...
  • Sue Cartwright
    Jan 30, 2013
    I've only just started reading this book and already I am inspired to stop procrastinating and publish my art! The interesting thing that Seth highlights (in his usual brilliant style) is that the Icarus legend is often interpreted all wrong. The part of the myth we are told is to n...
  • John
    Jan 06, 2013
    I love Seth's work, but this vein of books is getting a little thin. Especially after reading his latest blog post... "In order to monetize your work, you'll probably corrupt it, taking out the magic in search of dollars." http://goals4u.us/TUbJwL The magic has seemed to come out...
  • K
    Jan 23, 2013
    I'm doing my best to read a book every 10 days or so this year. It's likely I'll fall behind but at least in trying this I'm much more likely to actually FINISH books, which I think is important. My first book of 2013 is Seth Godin's The Icarus Deception. I got a lot out of this bo...
  • Danielius (Debesyla)
    Jan 19, 2019
    ?Ikaro apgaul??: motyvacin? knyga norintiems tapti freelanceriais. 1 ? - ?ie laikai jau ne industrin?s ekonomikos laikai - gamyklos veikia, taip, bet did?iausi? pasiekia dr?s?s k?r?jai. ?iandien yra ry?i? ir informacijos ekonomikos laikai. 2 ? - Nepaprastum...
  • Phil Beardmore
    Mar 03, 2013
    "We're not looking for the correct method, we're looking for the incorrect method". This quote from Keith Richards sums up the philosophy of this book. Creators, innovators, artists are all people who don't seek other people's approval to ask "what if?" They know that "this might no...
  • Denise D’Antonio
    Feb 09, 2013
    Good, if you're brand new to Seth Godin's work. If not, then this is nothing new from him, other than the metaphor about the story of Icarus. This book is meant to stir a lot of emotion about Art and reaching your potential (fly high, not too low). But, that message should be taken wit...
  • Jason Riemens
    Feb 26, 2013
    This was my first Seth Godin book and I was very excited to listen to it. But, it was painful torture and I did not enjoy it in the slightest. I found its content and direction to not only be off-putting but potentially dangerous. While I am certainly one who likes to do things differe...
  • Ben Love
    Dec 29, 2012
    I first read the pre-release ebook when Seth made it available over Thanksgiving on timebx. The the physical book arrived and I chewed my way through that too. Then the audiobook was released at the start of the year and I just finished that. Listen to the audiobook... to hear Seth con...
  • Chad
    Feb 28, 2016
    What an incredible read! I LOVED this book. Maybe just for this moment in my life did it mean so much for me. I have been living in fear and conformity and afraid to be the artist I can be. I have spent much of my life looking for the instruction book to know HOW to live my life and I ...
  • Meredith
    Jun 16, 2013
    I always enjoy Seth Godin's fine wisdom. ...
  • Michael Nobbs
    Jun 30, 2013
    As always Seth inspires us to not wait to be picked, but instead get on and forge our on place in the world. Good stuff! ...