Poke The Box

Seth Godin



This is new for me — posting about a book which I’m unsure about.

Seth Godin’s writing came highly recommended — a number of his books have been incredibly popular. Poke The Box is short (<100 pages) so I thought I’d grab it and give it a look.

The book, to put it simply, is a call to grab opportunities and take action towards your goals. If you’re creative, that means embracing the potential for failure, putting your work out there and seeing what happens. His argument is that any action is better than no action.

I’m uncertain about the book because it really is just about that one argument — it can get a little repetitive. But then again, my own experience has been that simply taking the risk and embracing failure can be incredibly tough. Perhaps it takes a whole book to convince you to do it.