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Poke the Box Audiobook

Poke the Box

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Publisher's Summary

We send our kids to school and obsess about their test scores, their behavior, and their ability 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 world filled with change, that’s what matters - your ability to create and learn from change.

Poke the Box is a manifesto about producing something that’s scarce, and thus valuable. It demands that you stop waiting for a road map and start drawing one instead. You know how to do this, you’ve done it before, but along the way, someone talked you out of it. We need your insight and your dreams and your contributions. Hurry.

©2011 Seth Godin (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Pierre 10-19-15
    Pierre 10-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Time to poke the box!"

    Love Seth's no nonsense storytelling and great examples. Will be listening to this one again and again because it's so quick and and excellent reminder. Also getting my 10 year old to listen as well. Awesome life lessons.

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    Carla Gonzalez 10-08-15 Member Since 2014

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    "totally disruptive"

    Seth taps into our learned fears... acknowledges them... and reminds us that there is no spoon (matrix fans will understand)

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    Pure Integrity 08-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "always entertaining and informing"

    This is a great little book to help get you motivated. His writing and speaking style are always engaging. if you need a little push to get you started on a new project, this is the book for you

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    jayce NC 06-15-15
    jayce NC 06-15-15
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    "Good inspiration."

    I took away from this book the conviction that the most important thing is to start, and keep starting every day, even though it's painful. I have resolved to pick myself first and not wait to be picked. Thanks Seth Godin!

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    AJ 05-29-15
    AJ 05-29-15
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    "Loved it!"

    Really enjoyed the concepts. I've always been a fan of Seth Godin. I would recommend this for sure!

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    ACGalarza 02-04-15
    ACGalarza 02-04-15 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Incómodo, pero estimulante"

    Valió la pena la inversión de tiempo para escuchar el libro. Ahora sólo necesito comenzar.

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    Michael 01-29-14
    Michael 01-29-14

    Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.

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    "Nothing new here"

    Not the best of Seth Godin's work and really isn't anything more than a magazine article. I would suggest looking elsewhere or his other work for any marketing insights or discoveries.

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    Ara 09-25-13
    Ara 09-25-13

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    "Great kick in the but to "Poke the Box""
    What made the experience of listening to Poke the Box the most enjoyable?

    Seth is real. His message speaks to the employee and the entrepreneur alike.
    It's simple, starters start stuff. Doers do stuff, don'ters don't, they stuff around :)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    Which character – as performed by Seth Godin – was your favorite?

    Real stories illustrating any point Seth wants to make clear.


    Any additional comments?

    Gread listen.

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    J Emmons 07-18-11
    J Emmons 07-18-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Not very good"

    If you read the intro to this book and buy it, you'll be disappointed. The book is repetitive and there isn't any depth. I was looking forward to be motivated when I finished the book, instead, I was bored an disappointed.

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    Dan Calgary, AB, Canada 07-03-11
    Dan Calgary, AB, Canada 07-03-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Very good, but a little repetitive"

    The book had good overall content but at times I felt like I wanted to say... "OK, I get it!". Still, definitely worth a read/listen.

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