August 4th, 2011


Book Review: "The Dip" by Seth Godin

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit by Seth Godin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a very quick read, which I appreciated. Godin is inspirational and motivational in his writing. The entire book focuses on one idea: recognizing when your efforts are going to be worth it and either sticking or quitting depending on whether it's worth it. There are lots of examples that make what he's talking about more real.

It's the kind of book that when you're done reading it, you think it's simple common sense. But when you look around, you realize that no one is employing the common sense that Godin describes. The book is challenging me to re-examine my priorities, look at what I'm spending my time, effort, and money on, and decide what I need to quit, what I need to stick with, and what I need to tweak.

The copy I read was borrowed from a friend, but I might actually buy my own copy so I can reread it every now and then. As quick as it is to read, it's the kind of book that will probably bear well on multiple readings over time.

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