- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Publisher: Portfolio; 1 edition (May 10 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591841666
- ISBN-13: 978-1591841661
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.2 x 18.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 181 g
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
the dip Hardcover – May 10 2007
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From Publishers Weekly
Yet another easily digestible social marketplace commentary from the blogger/author who penned Purple Cow and Small is the New Big, Godin prescribes a cleverly counter-intuitive way to approach one's potential for success. Smart, honest, and refreshingly free of self-help posturing, this primer on winning-through-quitting is at once motivational and comically indifferent, making the lofty goal of "becoming the best in the world" an achievable proposition-all you need is to "start doing some quitting." The secret to "strategic quitting" is seeking, understanding and embracing "the Dip," "the long slog between starting and mastery" in which those without the determination or will find themselves burning out. As such, Godin demonstrates how to identify and quit your "Cul-de-Sac" and "Cliff" situations, in which no amount of work will lead to success. Godin provides tips for finding your Dip, taking advantage of it and becoming one of the few (inevitably valuable) players to emerge on the other side; he also provides guidelines for quitting with confidence. Quick, hilarious and happily irreverent, Godin's truth-that "we fail when we get distracted by tasks we don't have the guts to quit"-makes excellent sense of an often-difficult career move.
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"A short read that should be on every entrepreneur's book list."—Entrepreneur.com
"Absolutely delightful, combining his wise aphorisms and anecdotes with Hugh MacLeod's darkly brilliant business-card cartoons."—Chris Anderson, author of The Long Tail
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I've been looking to better myself and become a software engineer(I know, not the easiest skill/job to just pick up and go) but it's the only thing that interests me.
I've purchased a few programming books on Amazon and I've experienced the Dip. This book helped me understand it and if I should continue or give up.
I'd recommended this book to anyone else in a similar situation.
Great metaphor of the dip !!! And how it applies to all endeavors.
Would have liked some answers or framework to understand further when to quit and when not to ?
Additionally how do you decide if you have competing ideas / businesses that require your all.
Now go for It!
Thank you Seth.
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