Seth Godin says: I think if you're remarkable, amazing or just plain spectacular, you probably shouldn't have a resume at all.
Unfortunately, I think Seth is leading people astray. I could count on one hand the people that I would hire without a resume. For everyone else, spectacular or not, I want to see everything I can about their background. It's a matter of efficiency.
Also, consider that the resume is the ticket to the interview. The interview is where you prove your spectacularness. Without the resume, you aren't going to get the chance.
Seth also may not be aware of compliance issues for government contractors (which includes more companies than you would think). Resume required. Period.
And good luck to all those folks that just read Seth's article and decided that they are spectacular enough not to have a resume. What's the bar for spectacular and is anyone really objective enough to decide that they are or aren't? The hubris of the prospect that tells me they are unwilling to forward a resume is enough of a red flag for me. Donald Trump doesn't need a resume, Seth Godin doesn't need a resume. You? You need a resume. The fact that you have time to read my blog means you need a resume. Don't worry, I do too.
I think I understand what Seth was trying to get at (though I don't think it's an either/or proposition). Unfortunately, he wrote it for such an incredibly small fraction of the population and many more people read his blog. And many of those people will remember his point as "you don't need a resume" and that's just plain old bad advice.