The Seth Godin Q&A sessions in London

Tuesday 3rd November 2015

The Great Hall, Sherfield Building, Imperial College, London

No slides.

No presentation.

10:30 Seth Godin walks on stage, thanks the audience for showing up and asks for the first question.

15:00 Seth thanks the audience and ends the session.

Just Q&A, live and uncut.

THAT is a guru.

Everyone is gifted two of his books, a poster and a pencil engraved with “no such thing as writer’s block”.

Here is what the poster says:

The first time you bake cupcakes,

you will certainly follow the recipe with rigour.

Gaining confidence, by the third time,

you might improvise and screw up.

Learning your lesson, you will follow the recipe

again and again as closely as you can.

At this point, the fifth time,

some people actually learn to bake.

They improvise successfully.

They understand the science and the outcomes.

They develop a kind of gracefulness in the kitchen.

Others merely plod along.

They never experience the thrill of failing

or the generosity of creation.

They’re cooks not chefs.

We have too many cooks.

The world is begging for chefs.

Go, make work that matters.



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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.