Posts Tagged ‘Poke The Box’

4 / 18 / 2011

The *Shipping* News 4: Thoughts on Seth Godin’s Poke the Box – The Privilege of a Strong Foundation

 

The privilege of a strong foundation is that it allows you to fail.

I left that space there intentionally. Because I want us (and most especially me) to stop and reflect on it. We spend a lot of time talking about getting to success. But experience is most often what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted (money, wealth, fame, a great marketing campaign, social media praise, achieving your ROI target). Experience is what you learned. More often than not, we learn more from our failures because we endlessly deconstruct them. But I’ll let Liz tell you the rest. read more »

4 / 15 / 2011

The *Shipping* News 3: Thoughts on Seth Godin’s Poke the Box – New is the new black

 

(The third of our posts – see Ryan’s and Stanton’s thoughts)

Let it be said that Domino Project has lined up great thinkers: Seth Godin, Derek Sivers, Steven Pressfield. But let is also be said that they have lined up great action-takers. We elected to participate with the first book – Poke the Box – because we believed in it. As consultants, we take a partnering role in shaing and bringing someone’s – hopefully a company’s vision to action. We help clients “ship” the best they are to their clients. We’ve covered Ryan’s and Stanton’s perspective. This one is mine – and while I’ve worn many titles, the one I received from my client 10 years ago is the one that stuck: muse and maven. read more »

4 / 13 / 2011

The *Shipping* News 2: Thoughts on Seth Godin’s Poke the Box – Make Your Own Map

 

As we said in our last post, we are participating with The Domino Project, Amazon’s new effort around publishing some of the greatest current thinkers out there: Seth Godin, Derek Sivers, Steven Pressfield. In Poke the Box, Seth encourages us, nearly commands us, to “ship” more regularly. To take action through initiation and actually bring something to life into the market. So, as we at Covalent embark on “shipping” more regularly, the executives decided to reflect on what we walked away from Poke the Box learning. read more »

4 / 12 / 2011

The Shipping News: Thoughts on Seth Godin’s Poke the Box – The difference between thinking and doing

 

Recently, we were contacted by The Domino Project, a project around publishing some of the greatest current thinkers out there:  Seth Godin, Derek Sivers, Steven Pressfield.  We didn’t take too long to consider whether we would participate, we were in.  The challenge was, in real Seth Godin fashion, the Domino project leaves it up to you to determine how you will…as Seth frames it in his new book, Poke the Box…initiate. read more »