Seth Godin


Birthday July 10, 1960

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Mount Vernon, NY

Age 63 years old

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Known best as the author of such popular, business-themed books as Linchpin, Tribes, and The Dip, he also created such innovative online companies as Squidoo and Yoyodyne.

Before Fame

After studying philosophy and computer science at Tufts University, he earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University.


His 2003 book Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable sold nearly 200,000 copies in its initial two years of publication.

Family Life

He was raised in Mount Vernon and Williamsville, New York. He later settled in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, with his wife Helene and his two children.

Associated With

Like reality star and fellow businessman Rick Harrison (of Pawn Stars fame), Godin penned a New York Times bestselling book (The Dip).