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Donald

Bothell, WA, United States | Listener Since 2010

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  • Poke the Box

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Seth Godin
    • Narrated By Seth Godin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    We send our kids to school and obsess about their test scores, their behavior and theirability to fit in. We post a help wanted ad and look for experience, famous colleges and a history of avoiding failure. We invest in companies based on how they did last quarter, not on what they’re going to do tomorrow. So why are we surprised when it all falls apart? Our economy is not static, but we act as if it is. Your position in the world is defined by what you instigate, how you provoke, and what you learn from the events you cause. In a worldfilled with change, that’s what matters - your ability to create and learn from change.

    robert says: "Highly Motivational"
    "What a Waste of Time"
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    I'm a huge fan of Seth Godin, but this book felt more like an after thought. It felt like he took all of his blog posts and mushed them together and occasionally stuff in "you gotta poke the box" as if it was supposed to be some monumental moment in the book. I turned it off in chapter 3 as it just became too repetitive.

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