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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by Seth Godin
by Seth Grahame-Smith
by Matthew Pollard, Derek Lewis
by The Group of 33
by Seth Meyerowitz, Peter Stevens
by David Burkus
"With deliberate emphasis, Seth Godin's voice delivers bite-size wisdom in this production. The audiobook conveys that people should be more playful and think outside the box (or poke it) to attain unprecedented success. With frequent short sentences and repeated mentions of the title, it sounds more like fortune-cookie faux-wisdom than substantive and insightful ideas for individuals and businesses to take to mind. As narrator of this volume, Godin proves a bit dull. He has emphasis but no energy and enthusiasm. Previous books have not suffered this fate, but here the listening--particularly with the repetition--is less than engaging. More zest to the production could have been added through sound effects, light music, or even a narrator to take over for the author. L.E. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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