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Poke the Box by Seth Godin
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Apr 01, 2011

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I just finished the book and while there's some gems in there, it's also very repetitive. It really is more of a rant and more like a collection of blog posts than a book that has a lot of research and is organized logically. Instead it's more like series of loosely connected blog posts where sometimes he repeats what he said before, and other times goes off on some tangent where the connection to the idea of starting is tenuous.

(Earlier, I wrote:)

I'm 18 pages into this book and so far Seth Godin has said just one thing over and over, in different ways, in different situations, but without really telling any interesting stories or providing much data to back him up. He's saying you should start. What's really important is starting. The first thing you have to do is go. Nothing happens if you don't start. Here's a list of 7 things they teach you in school, and one thing they don't: to start. People who have initiative start things. Really, all these successful companies had one thing in common: someone started them. Got it? All right, now go start.

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Reading Progress

April 1, 2011 – Started Reading
April 1, 2011 – Shelved
April 3, 2011 –
page 18
April 19, 2011 – Finished Reading

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Erica Minton Reid Haha, that's exactly what I've been saying about this book. (Well, all Godin books to SOME degree, but especially this one.)

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