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Seth Godin

Seth Godin’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $34 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: New York
Country: United States
BirthDay: 10 July 1960
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Seth Godin was bornon 10 July 1960 in New York, American. Seth Godin is sometimes also known as ‘the ultimate entrepreneur for the information age’. He is an American writer and has written around 17 books, addressing various aspects of marketing, advertising, business venturing and leadership. He is also a successful entrepreneur, marketer and public speaker, who became famous for public speaking when he uploaded his e-book ‘Unleashing the Ideavirus’ and made it available for the generic audience for free. He did his MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business and worked as a software brand manager before he started ‘Yoyodyne’, one of the first Internet-based direct-marketing firms, with revolutionary ideas on how companies should reach their target audiences. The publicity of his firm compelled big companies like Volvo, Microsoft, Sony Music, etc. to associate with it and in a few years ‘Yahoo!’ bought the company and kept Godin on as a vice president of permission marketing. He has produced several critically acclaimed and bestselling books, including, ‘All Marketers Are Liars’, and ‘Purple Cow’, etc. He founded ‘’, a website where users can share links and information about an idea or topic of their choice. He professes the idea of making information available for everyone in the world and starting a global conversation on business and marketing in which everyone from everywhere can take an active part.


$34 Million


In 2012, he released a manifesto on his website on ‘What do you think we ought to so about education?’ He also started a podcast on the Earwolf network, which followed him as he guided thirty aspiring entrepreneurs


Keeping up with his upbeat innovative ideas to encourage people in the field of marketing, Godin announced in a blog post that he would offer a six-month alternative MBA program at his office in New York in 2008


In 2007, Godin published ‘The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit’, the book that revolutionized the idea of ‘quitting at the right moment’


com’ in 2006, a community website which allows its users to create pages for subjects of interest


With the growing popularity of Godin’s flair for writing on marketing, he published another book ‘All Marketers are Liars’ in 2005


In 2004, to support the ideas he professed, Godin published the website ‘ChangeThis’ aimed at spreading ideas and viewpoints through PDF files


Godin wrote ‘Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable’ and published it in 2003


In 2000, he authored the e-book called ‘Unleashing the Ideavirus’, a book that is claimed to be the most downloaded book of all times


In 1998, he sold ‘Yoyodyne’ to ‘Yahoo!’ for $30 million US dollars after it became ground-breaking firm in providing marketing services to multinational companies and himself became Yahoo's vice president of permission marketing


In 1996, Godin’s ‘Yoyodyne’ became big when venture-capitalfirm Flatiron Partners invested $4 million US dollars in it in return for a 20% stake


After doing the book packaging business for a few years, he sold it to his employees and launched ‘Yoyodyne’ in 1995

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