I've removed this post as I didn't read Seth's emails properly - which politely request at the bottom that they aren't published or used on blogs etc.
So my apologies to Seth (and I suspect if he wasn't angry before he is pretty p*ssed off with me now!)
However, I've left the comments here intact for Seth to view - as I think they are interesting feedback on his personal brand.
It used to be that all great thought innovators came from the US but I think now the US brand is damaged, their power is perhaps waning.
Big gap in the market then for a fresh marketing guru? Stephen???