Permission Marketing by Seth GodinPublished in 1999, Seth Godin’s book Permission Marketing explains how to grow your business by turning “strangers into friends, and friends into customers.” (more…)

Cheap is one of the only remarkable items that never seems to run out of appeal. For just about any repeatedly purchased item, all other things being equal, the cheap one will gain market share. The problem with cheap is that once you start, your competitor will likely play the same game. In an incremental price war, how will one player beat the other and still win economically?

IKEA can do it.
Wal-mart can do it.
Can you?

Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Every time we talked to our customers, they wanted us to follow the path that turned out to be the hardest possible path we could follow. And every time, that path was the right path.

Purple Cow by Seth Godin quoting Brad Anderson, CEO of Best Buy