Poke the Box by Seth Godin fueled a fire in me. I’ve always had the desire to make something, but more often than not, I’ve kept it for my self. Poke the box explains why it is important to keep poking and inventing new ways to work, new products, come up with new ideas – but most importantly – to SHIP!
It gives you a desire to ship something, and as software developers we’re more gifted than others for two reasons:
- We get lots of ideas
- Software is cheap to ship. All you need is a computer, and you can ship just about anything.
If you wanted to start something new, what would it be? If you wanted to hold a presentation in front of your peers, what would it be about? What’s holding you back. The fear of failure?
If you’re eager to do something, start something, make a difference, if you have this great idea about a piece of software that you know the world can’t live without, go start it – right now.
If you need a kick in the butt, to beat the resistance and to SHIP – read Poke the box. NOW!