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.
Amazing story, solid insights about taking action in life, about what it takes to see things change and happen. When you see the book you think that is too short, but in fact is really objective and right to the point, zero bs. Definitely i will look out to other stuff from this author.
It is essentially the author listening to himself speak. There is no research or deepness behind the message communicated by the author. There is no need to read or listen to a book to know you should always try new stuff and think outside the box...
Maybe, but not if it is narrated by him and if the book is deeper and richer in its content.
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.
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
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!
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
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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