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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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    bob 04-03-17
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    "eye opening."

    I thought the book was very innovative and inspirational. I'll be sending this book to all of my employees. Thank you.

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    Alexandra Kolakowski 02-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "good quick read"

    I enjoyed this as a bit of a jolt to my work life. It has some good thoughts that do allow me to pull away barriers I think are there but probably aren't. I have already told my coworkers about it.

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    Chi Turner 01-31-17
    Chi Turner 01-31-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliantly executed with solid content."

    Seth coaches the masses to jump into their dreams and explore, instead of sitting on the sidelines wasting time thinking about "what if", and even those people get a good chuckle or two on this outing. Nice work.

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    Amin 12-17-16
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    "Brilliant from every side."

    Loved it. About freedom and bravery in professional and life to lead, try and win.

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    Christopher Miles 12-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "at first I thought this was too short of a book."

    I anticipated that this book would not be that insightful or helpful. I was wrong. Even if you are a person who does start things often, this book will help you know that you are on the right track and encourage you to keep starting stuff. If you are not a person that starts things on a regular basis, start this book today!

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    Diego Cifuentes 11-29-16
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    "Amazing book"

    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.

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    Maxime Gauthier 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A pointless listen"
    What disappointed you about Poke the Box?

    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...


    Would you ever listen to anything by Seth Godin again?

    Maybe, but not if it is narrated by him and if the book is deeper and richer in its content.


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    Charlene L. Sanders 04-19-16
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    "Awesome book!"

    Great content and story. Seth knows how to inspire, motivate and deliver content candidly yet authentically.

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    Pierre 10-19-15
    Pierre 10-19-15 Member Since 2017
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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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