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Continuing with our speaker series that has included prominent VCs, such as Fred Wilson, Chris Sacca, Woody Benson, and Yahoo! CFO Ken Goldman, we are excited to announce Seth Godin as our next visitor to Buffalo. Jordan Levy (Co-Founder of Z80 Labs and a partner at Softbank Capital) will conduct a Q&A session with Seth.
The event will take place at The Buffalo News Auditorium (across the lobby from Z80 Labs). For questions about parking, please refer to: http://www.canalsidebuffalo.com/directions/
Please note that seating for this event is very limited; registration via Eventbrite is necessary to attend.
Some background on Seth Godin (http://www.sethgodin.com/sg/bio.asp):
Seth Godin is the author of 17 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow.
In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth is founder of squidoo.com, a fast growing, easy to use website. His blog (which you can find by typing "seth" into Google) is one of the most popular in the world. Before his work as a writer and blogger, Godin was Vice President of Direct Marketing at Yahoo!, a job he got after selling them his pioneering 1990s online startup, Yoyodyne.
In 2013, Godin was inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, one of three chosen for this honor.
Recently, Godin once again set the book publishing on its ear by launching a series of four books via Kickstarter. The campaign reached its goal after three hours and ended up becoming the most successful book project ever done this way. His latest, The Icarus Deception, argues that we've been brainwashed by industrial propaganda, and pushes us to stand out, not to fit in.