Poke the Box by Seth GodinPoke the Box by Seth Godin

Poke the Box

bySeth Godin

Hardcover | March 1, 2011

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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 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.

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 d...
Title:Poke the BoxFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 7.3 × 5.3 × 0.98 inPublished:March 1, 2011Publisher:The Domino ProjectLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1936719002

ISBN - 13:9781936719006


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick read This is a quick read that would serve as a good introduction to Godin or a reminder to the indoctrinated.
Date published: 2012-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from More of a rant than thought provoking. I love reading Seth Godin's books, blogs, but this one didn't hit the mark for me. Usually Seth inspires me to think, reflect, and make notes on things I can do with my own business but as I was reading through this little ditty (takes about 2 hours in total), all I kept thinking was this is a rant, a blog-book. Then on page 80 was the line "And that's why I published this rant." The key message of the book (1) "Be a starter, innovator, creator, instigator." The world needs more of these kinds of people. (2) Failure is good, learn from it, many great things have occurred because of failure - it shows the person/company tried! Never try, never fail, the world is safe. I much preferred Tribes and Meatball Sunday.
Date published: 2011-07-30