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All Marketers Tell Stories

Seth's most important book about the art of marketing

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The practical sequel to Purple Cow

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An instant bestseller, the book that brings all of Seth's ideas together.

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Why the internet works (and doesn't) for your business. And vice versa.

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The latest book, Poke The Box is a call to action about the initiative you're taking - in your job or in your life, and Seth once again breaks the traditional publishing model by releasing it through The Domino Project.

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Survival is Not Enough

Seth's worst seller and personal favorite. Change. How it works (and doesn't).

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The Big Red Fez

Top 5 Amazon ebestseller for a year. All about web sites that work.

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A short book about quitting and being the best in the world. It's about life, not just marketing.

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We Are All Weird

The end of mass and how you can succeed by delighting a niche.

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Awkward

My new favorite word is "awkward."

It's awkward to talk to your boss (who has way more experience than you do) about teaching her agile programming.

It's awkward to call a religious or political leader on their intolerant comments.

It's awkward to bring up pre-need burial services with an older person. (What a great oxymoron, by the way).

It's awkward to challenge a co-worker who has a negative attitude, or is constantly surfing myspace.

It's awkward to ask a new lifeguard recruit at the beach to prove she can actually swim.

It's awkward to ask the owner of the restaurant to turn off the TV behind the bar.

It's awkward to create a product that changes the status quo.

It's awkward to demonstrate your amazing insights when it might threaten those that are looking for stability instead.

The reason we need to be in search of awkward is that awkward is the barrier between us and excellence, between where we are and the remarkable. If it were easy, everyone would have done it already, and it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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