What to Do When It's Your Turn (and It's Always Your Turn) Paperback – Feb. 26 2020
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- Item Weight : 458 g
- Paperback : 162 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781936719310
- ISBN-13 : 978-1936719310
- Product Dimensions : 20.29 x 1.07 x 25.4 cm
- Publisher : Powered by Amazon (Feb. 26 2020)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 1936719312
- Customer Reviews:
"I received my book order today. I devoured the entire book this evening. I could not put it down. My emotion, excitement, and energy built as I read. The book is remarkable. And in the spirit of the wisdom you share, I am expressing gratitude that you created it and yes, that you shipped it.... I received (12) copies.
I will share 2 copies with my two beautiful daughters, 19 and 22, just finding their way in this world. I will share 3 copies with young women I currently mentor. I will share with my dear friend (best friend of my deceased mom) who at 78 still has so much art and love to share in the world. I will share it with a friend who has lost her confidence and given in to a corporate job we both know she hates. I will share this book with the principal of my girls' former high school (2 copies) just for him to give to the kids that could use a nudge to follow their dreams. I will save a copy and carry it in my briefcase, because someday, I will unexpectedly meet someone who might benefit from it and I want to have it handy. The last copy I will keep - by my desk - dog eared and visible for times I need a nudge to keep writing that book. Thank you, Seth."
"If there is such a thing as a 'rule book, ' for a time where the rules don't matter, What To Do When It's Your Turn is it. It's an easy book to read with great design, bold colors illustrations and images. It is a book that clearly communicates that it is your turn and you need to act...now."
Co-Founder of Take Two Partners
"Seth Godin is unlike any other writer, and 'What to do when it's your turn' is unlike any other book. Instead of simply reading the book front to back, I found myself compelled to jump around - from one section to another, from spread to spread. This latest 'maga-book' is a new way to absorb Seth's wisdom and a remarkable way to share his thought provoking ideas."
President/ Onramp Branding
"Received my 12 copies yesterday. Picked one up to peruse and 90 minutes later finished the last page. Of all of the things that MUST be done today, What To Do When Its Your Turn managed to bump them down in priority page by page. I feel like investing that time was the very BEST thing I could have done for all those who look to me for some measure of leadership. Seth was a particularly timely gift to me today: )"
President, Image Auto LLC
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Like many inspirational books, it can be vague in its philosophising. Those just beginning their journeys of improvement and recovery may either not know what the heck Godin is talking about, or get the impression the journey is easier than it is. This book is an overview. Similarly, as many inspirational books can be, this book can be a bit unrealistic. A constant theme is to dream and think big. There is far too little emphasis placed upon planning, and more dangerously, some readers may feel such realistic caution is a byword for settling for second best. It is not. Caution is responsible and mature. Lastly, the advice may not be readily applicable to all, especially those with more serious mental health challenges and those who aren't from the dominant North American culture.
However, this book is excellent in some ways. It is concise through a firm grasp of the subject. That subject is existentialism, and Godin provides the best explanation of the theory and its practical applications I've ever encountered. The logical flow is also excellent. It is a quick, lively read, probably best suited as a checklist to review periodically.
Reviews for self-improvement books are unreliable: they are either written in the euphoria experienced immediately after reading that someone has validated one's feelings; or in the disgust upon realising the book isn't relevant. I daresay most fans only enjoy momentary relief, and detractors could find help if they separated the wheat from the chaff. Self-help books can't be everything. It's up to travellers on their journeys of self-improvement to do their own due diligence. Even though you're paying for his guidance, Godin is only a guide. Put another way: he's a green grocer, not Walmart. He is good at what he does, and that is to inspire.
Truly an inspirational book that is also a work of art.
As a designer, the book is very visually appealing to me. The images are well-selected, thought-provoking and the overall layout of the book makes it easy to get lost in thought and emotion while looking at it, rather than continuously reading through the book.
I would recommend this book without a doubt. It's a true work of art for your bookshelf.
"You Screwed Up Kid. You Trusted Us."
Tom - FirstClassLeaders.com
Top reviews from other countries
- I loved a few pages that I marked to read again and again until it sinks, and to share with others.
- There are great thoughts and concepts that can be an eye opener, depending on your challenges.
- It's a great piece in the sense that it's a well curated/edited/thoughtful book. Not everyone can put together this content in such a powerful way.
- On the other hand, there are plenty of other books that, at least for me, are more practical and are also thoughtful in the way that bring new perspectives, eg, "Anything You Want" by Derek Sivers (check his directives on his website; very powerful), Paul Arden's books "Whatever you think..." and "It's not how good..." and Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss.
Overall, I'm happy I've read it because, even if it was a few pages that matter a lot to me, they were powerful and someone had to put it together.
I wish the book had some chapters or themes so it would be easier to go back to some of the thoughts.
The great thing of such a well crafted book is that one can just open it anywhere and read a few pages to refresh some ideas. That's not an easy thing to do in a book!!!