Victor’s Insider Scoop on Another Gem from Seth Godin’s Blog …
February 1st, 2012 | top of page

I’ve mentioned in a previous issue that I read Seth Godin’s blog religiously. I think you should too. You can subscribe from this link:

The article on the next page is a re-print of the January 18th issue.

I’m not so much angry as saddened that it has come to this. When planning your career, avoid these pitfalls, behaviors evidenced by many elected officials:

• In all things, look for money first. Listen to people with money, respond to people with money, justify your actions around money. Worth noting that 47% of those in Congress (House and Senate) are millionaires–an even greater percentage than those that are lawyers.

• Embrace the fact that you don’t know what you’re talking about. Aspire to run systems you don’t understand.

• Compromise over the important issues, but dig in and fight forever over trivia.

• Along those lines: focus obsessively on the short run. Even though you are virtually assured of reelection, define the long term as “before the next election.”


  • Take months off from your day job (with pay) to actively campaign for a better job.
  • Blame the system, the other side and your predecessors for the fact that you are not taking brave, independent action.
  • Avoid developing independent thought and analysis. Focus on parroting the work of lobbyists and the party line.
    When given the choice between being on television or doing hard work, pick television.
  • When a difficult problem shows up, duck.
  • Try mightily to outlast passionate resistance by quietly ignoring it and waiting for it to go away.

I’m thrilled that reality has intruded and SOPA is derailed (for now). You probably know more about how the internet works than your senator does. Has he or she called you or asked your insight?

I’m disheartened that even when a linchpin shows up in Washington, she is quickly beaten into submission. Where are the lions, the Mr. Smith’s and the statesmen who would rather do the people’s business than business as usual? Sure, Congress has a marketing problem–largely because they have a problem with the decisions they make and the way that they make them.

At least they’ve left us a useful career guide about what not to do in the real world.

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PS – If you are ready to begin to thrive again by getting off the sidelines and putting your money to work give me a call at 602-320-6200. I see lots of deals and may have just what you are looking for.

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