The economy has changed, probably forever.
School was invented to create a constant stream of compliant factory workers to the growing businesses of the 1900s. It continues to do an excellent job at achieving this goal, but it’s not a goal we need to achieve any longer.
In this 30,000 word manifesto, I imagine a different set of goals and start (I hope) a discussion about how we can reach them. One thing is certain: if we keep doing what we’ve been doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’ve been getting.
Our kids are too important to sacrifice to the status quo.
[We have a new cover! Thanks to http://www.asasku.blogspot.com/]
You can get your copy for free
Here are four versions of the manifesto. Pick the one that you need, and feel free to share. To download a file, you’ll probably need the option key or the right click button on your mouse… ask a teenager if you get stuck. (Just added an audio reading by Dave Wakefield all the way at the bottom of this page).
- The On Screen version
Use this one to read it on a computer or similar device. Feel free to email to the teachers, parents and administrators in your life.
- The Printable edition
This is the same document, but formatted for your laser printer or the local copy shop. You are welcome to make copies, but please don’t charge for it or edit it. (And I fixed two typos and added the missing link to Doc’s book).
- Here’s the Kindle edition
You’ll need to download it and then plug in your Kindle via a USB cable. Drag the file to the Documents folder on your Kindle and boom, you’re done. I’m told that you can also open it with the Kindle reader on your Mac, PC or iPad.
- The ePub edition
This should work with other types of ebook readers, but I haven’t tested it. Your mileage may vary, and if it doesn’t work, the PDF should. Readers have told me that this opens on their iPad as well.
- The manifesto in HTML on the web
Useful for cutting and pasting, I guess. The PDFs are easier to read. Now improved with easy to link to chapters…
- How I built the manifesto, plus back up links
If any of the links above don’t work, you’ll find back up PDF downloads here, as well as a long-ish essay about how I built them.
- Jeff’s modified epub file
Jeff generously tweaked this version so it reads better on your screen. No warranties or refunds, but give it a try.
- Improved Nook edition
Devon built this for us.
- 42 quotations from the manifesto
Ivana takes her pick of 42 tweetable quotes.
- NEW! A fabulous new, easy to use audio edition
Thanks to Zia Hassan for contributing this
- The bumper sticker!
Yes, the 30,000 word manifesto has been reduced to a killer bumper sticker. Check it out.
There are several versions of the manifesto.
One is a PDF designed to be read on your screen. Feel free to email this to anyone you think might want to read it. You’re also free to post it on a website, as long as you don’t edit it or charge for it.
The other featured edition is a PDF formatted to be printed on any printer. Feel free to make as many copies of this as you like and hand them to people who might benefit from a discussion about what we’re investing our time and our money and our future into.
If you have a Kindle or a Nook or any other device, see below for some links on how to import the PDF to your device. I also created special editions that are easy to transfer directly to the Kindle or Nook. And, as a bonus (once the guys in the Apple iTunes store approve it), an iBooks edition for the iPad.
For a list of other books by Seth Godin (that’s me), check Seth Godin’s blog. And if you have comments about the book, feel free to post them, or even better, on twitter #stopstealingdreams or on Facebook or your own blog!
By: Seth Godin
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