Book Review: Poke the Box

March 8, 2011

I just finished Poke the Box by Seth Godin. One thing I have always liked about Seth’s work is that he asks very little for the knowledge he gives. This book cost me $5 (Kindle version) and I finished it during my lunch break (alright I read for about 2 hours last night too). His blog posts can be read on the way to the break room.

Poke the Box is Seth’s rant on the importance of starting and shipping. In 83 pages he makes a compelling case for why we should not let the fear of failure prevent us from starting something that could pe potentially amazing.

I feel like I could have written this book myself it resonates so well. I didn’t though, Seth did. Like the legion inventions that I thought up only to see actualized by someone else, Seth took the initiative and reaped the rewards. If you are afraid of starting, or (like me sometimes) finishing. Run—don’t walk–to the sidebar and drop $5 and 3 hours on this book. You’ll thank me for it.

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