Archive for August, 2009
“Make something happen today, before you go home, before the end of the week, launch that idea, post that post, run that ad, call that customer.” – Seth Godin, from Seth Godin, the Father of Viral Marketing
Today, I am headed South on Route 23 leaving the great state of Michigan. Bittersweet! I will miss my family, old friends whom I have reconnected with, and all the new friends I have made. Every time I leave somewhere, I feel sad! Ah!
I try to keep the Buddist philosophy of Impermanence in mind, as I feel the squishy pit in my stomach of leaving folks I now LOVE.
Everything is Born and Everything must Die.
Unleash Your Remarkableness!!!
Seth Godin, might be the most famous blogger ever. I post his blogs sometimes on Create Our World’s Facebook Wall. Well, about 8 years ago he released an e-book on the internet for free, Unleashing the Ideavirus. Millions have read the book. If you have never heard of Viral Marketing, you should click here now and read this now or save it to read later.
This book is about more than marketing it is about power of an IDEA and how with current technology ANYONE can spread their IDEA.
This book is not just for business men and marketers, it is for everyone.
After you read it, then read this article that the New Zealand Herald posted a couple days ago about Seth and Viral Marketing; Or read it now, but it might not make sense.
See you from the Road!!!
Create Our World.
“Go the edge – that edge you’ve been holding back from… and do it today…” – Seth Godin
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. - Mother Teresa
We met in Ann Arbor. Steph is finishing her degree in Business at the University of Michigan. She coaches field hockey currently at a local high school, after playing for U of M the past four years.
Steph is a touch cookie. If you know anything about field hockey (I knew very little till today), but the goal is to get a very hard ball, which is a little smaller than a softball, into a net using a stick that looks to me a bit like a back scratcher. Steph’s friend was whacked in the head with the ball and was a bit out of it for a couple months and is lucky that there was no permanent damage.
Steph visited Tanzania about two years ago and over tea, she tells me about an amazing project, named The Olevolos Project. Founded by Dory Gannes, a University of Michigan alum, she wants to build and open a nursery school in the small Tanzanian village of Olevolos.
Steph got involved in the project, it seems partially because of Dory’s enthusiasm.
When Dory reached this remote village, Steph recants, “she was greeted by a 100 or 200 smiling children.”
Here is a video clip about the project, if you have the time it really gives an accurate picture of the project and Dory.
Steph gives me a gift of a bracelet made by women of the village of Olevolos. In order to raise the money to fund the school, the women made over 1000 bracelets that will be sold here for $5 a piece to fund the school.
If you are interested in this project, please check their site, The Olevolos Project, or if you really wanted to get involved I am sure you could participate in selling the bracelets. Contact Dory thru their website or send me a message and I could get you in touch.
Tommorrow, I head… well, I am still not sure yet, but I will start off heading south on Route 23 to leave Michigan. New England and the West are battling for my heart; I am going to keep my eyes peeled for inspiration as I start to travel.
Create Our World.
“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa