Description for Poke the Box
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.
About Seth Godin
Seth Godin is a bestselling author, entrepreneur and agent of change.
Godin is author of ten books that have been bestsellers around the world, and he is also a renowned speaker. He was recently chosen as one of 21 Speakers for the Next Century by Successful Meetings and is consistently rated among the very best speakers by the audiences he addresses.
Seth was founder and CEO of Yoyodyne, the industry’s leading interactive direct marketing company, which Yahoo! acquired in late 1998.
He holds an MBA from Stanford, and was called “the Ultimate Entrepreneur for the Information Age” by Business Week.
“Seth Godin may be the ultimate entrepreneur for the information age.” –Business Week
“It’s easy to see why people pay to hear what he has to say.” –Time Magazine
One word reviews for Poke the Box
“Embarkable.” –Annie Duke, world poker champion, author and talk show host
“Rut-reversing.” –Sarah Jones, playwright
“Essential.” –Jill Greenberg, photographer, manipulator.org
Goodreads Reviews for Poke the Box