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Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck?: And Other Provocations, 2006-2012

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Made for dipping into again and again, Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck? brings together the very best of Seth Godin's acclaimed blog and is a classic for fans both old and new. 'Getting your ducks in a row is a fine thing to do. But deciding what you are going to do with that duck is a far more important issue' Seth Godin is famous for bestselling books such as Purple Cow and cool entrepreneurial ventures such as Squidoo and the Domino Project. But to millions of loyal readers, he's best known for the daily burst of insight he provides every morning, rain or shine, via Seth's Blog. Since he started blogging in the early 1990s, he has written more than two million words and shaped the way we think about marketing, leadership, careers, inno­vation, creativity, and more. Much of his writing is inspirational and some is incendiary. Collected here are six years of his best, most entertaining, and most poignant blog posts, plus a few bonus ebooks. From thoughts on how to treat your customers to telling stories and spreading ideas, Godin pushes us to think smarter, dream bigger, write better, and speak more honestly. Highlights include: -A marketing lesson from the Apocalypse -No, everything is not going to be okay -Organized bravery -Choose your customers, choose your future -Paying attention to the attention economy -Bandits and philanthropists Godin writes to get under our skin. He wants us to stand up and do something remarkable, outside the standards of the industrial system that raised us. Seth Godin is the author of thirteen international bestsellers that have changed the way people think about marketing, the ways ideas spread, leadership and change including Permission Marketing, Purple Cow, All Marketers are Liars, The Dip and Tribes. He is the CEO of and a very popular lecturer. His blog,, is the most influential business blog in the world, and consistently one of the 100 most popular blogs on any subject.


Seth Godin is the author of 18 international bestsellers that have changed the way people think about work and have been translated into 38 languages - among them Unleashing the Ideavirus, Permission Marketing, Purple Cow, Tribes, The Dip, Linchpin, Poke the Box, and All Marketers Are Liars. He writes the most popular marketing blog in the world and speaks to audiences around the world. He is the founder of the altMBA, the founder and former CEO of, the former VP of Direct Marketing at Yahoo!, and the founder of the pioneering online startup Yoyodyne. You can learn much more about him at


This is truly an awesome piece of work! I borrowed a copy from our public library, but the desire to highlight and underline were so great that I had to own it. I understand that this is a collection of his blog entries arranged under topics and not by date. Such powerful insights presented in concise packets - WoW!
-Russell A. Williams

The intentional use of older, often obsolete cultural artifacts may be regarded as anachronistic according to Wikipedia. What are you going to do with those ducks? by Seth Godin is just that. A three-inch thick compendium of Godin's blog posts seems like a duck out of water in a digital world. But it works really well and although it is not the most portable format. The book is highly recommended.

Most blogs, mine included, are topical and timely but also short lived. However, the selection and organization of Godin's blog entries makes for an easily accessible, inspirational and thought provoking book. By putting these all together, in short order and organized, the book creates food for thought rather than being a chronological recitation of past work.
-Mark P. McDonald