Monday, February 27, 2012

Seth Godin: The definition of a revolution

The name of this blog is "Stories From the Revolution".  It's taken from George Barna's book, Revolution.

Concerning this revolution, Barna writes, "(It is) an unprecedented reengineering of America's faith dimension that is likely to be the most significant transition in the religious landscape that you will ever experience."

Seth Godin gives us further insight into the nature of revolutions:

Perfect and impossible

The definition of a revolution: it destroys the perfect and enables the impossible.

The music business was perfect. Radio, record chains, Rolling Stone magazine, the senior prom, limited access to recording studios, the replaceable nature of the LP, the baby boomers... it all added up to a business that seemed perfect, one that could run for ever and ever.

The digital revolution destroyed this perfect business while enabling the seemingly impossible: easy access to the market by new musicians, a cosmic jukebox of just about every song ever recorded, music as a social connector...
If you are in love with the perfect, prepare to see it swept away. If you are able to dream of the impossible, it just might happen.

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