Poke the Box

Poke the Box

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by Seth Godin
     
 

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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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455810987
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Seth Godin is the author of eighteen international bestsellers—including Purple Cow and Tribes—that have changed the way people think about marketing, leadership, change, and the way ideas spread. He founded Yoyodyne and Squidoo, is a successful (and unsuccessful) entrepreneur, and is a very popular lecturer. He publishes inspiration daily on his blog, consistently ranked as one of the one hundred most popular in the world.

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Poke the Box 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
HistoryLover18 More than 1 year ago
Great advice and persuasion to get moving on what lights you up. Conquer the fear and take a step on the path in front of you.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky neatly summed up the subject of this Seth Godin book when he said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." On every page, in different ways, Godin admonishes, cajoles and persuades you to take your shot. He pushes you to "Get Started!" because, he contends, innovation followed by action is the only way to succeed in today's globally competitive world where quality and good service are standards. Godin is a dynamic speaker and blogger, and his book reads like a speech or a blog post with short sentences, inspirational one-liners and nutshell examples that hammer home his main point. Although it lacks the substance of his previous works while covering much of the same ground, getAbstract suggests this book to those who need a swift shove off the couch and to all Godin followers who will relish his evangelical style, passion and forcefulness.
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