"I want to be Seth Godin
." I don't remember who I was talking to at the time, but those words just rolled right on out. It shocked me.
Fortunately, I was on the phone, and could use the fuzzy telephonic interface to gloss over the statement with a careless chuckle. But however I may deny it to others, I did actually say that. Ever since, I wonder what the hell I meant by it.
It's not because he's glamorous. Godin's routine and reserve are notorious. He doesn't even Twitter.
It's not because he's cute, unless you like the large-nosed, bald-pated look.
And it's not only because he's smart, since a whole bunch of people are smart. When asked who I would want to meet from...