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3 Do’s from the book “Poke the Box” by Seth Godin

3 Do’s from the book “Poke the Box” by Seth Godin

Posted on April 26, 2011

This book is a quick read and the message can be summarized in three words “Start and Ship”.  Despite the concise message, here are the 3 Do’s that I found from this book.

  1. Do take the initiative: Waiting around to be picked is not a great strategy in this day and age. If there is something you want to change or do differently then take the initiative.
  2. Do experiment and fail: If you analyze the success of any successful person that you know then you will see a pattern. A pattern of starting and failing, starting again and failing again. So, do experiment with the intention of failing so that failures do not stop you from starting something new.
  3. Do stay in the middle: There are two ends of the spectrum. At one end is the person who does not start. At other end is the person who starts often but does not ship. So, staying in the middle of the spectrum where you start and ship is the right approach.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has trouble taking any initiative or for anyone who goes from one idea to another without actually shipping the idea.

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  • Reply Seth Godin: Blogger to Author | It's One Life! Let's make the most of it May 21, 2011 at 9:36 am

    […] If you clicked his blog and read his full bio then I am sure you will be as much impressed as I am with all of Seth’s accomplishments. For more info on him you can go to Wikipedia too. The books that I have read so far are “Tribes”, “Small is the new big” (could not finish it) and “Poke the Box”. Here is my review of “Poke the Box“. […]

  • Reply Seth Godin: Blogger to Author – It's One Life! July 30, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    […] If you clicked his blog and read his full bio then I am sure you will be as much impressed as I am with all of Seth’s accomplishments. For more info on him you can go to Wikipedia too. The books that I have read so far are “Tribes”, “Small is the new big” (could not finish it) and “Poke the Box”. Here is my review of “Poke the Box“. […]

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