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Call for Initiators: Poke the Box Contest

March 14, 2011
by Ishita Gupta

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Do you know someone who starts things? Someone who has poked, initiated, or done something remarkable? If so, we want to hear from you!

To celebrate the release Poke the Box, we’re searching for examples of passionate self-starters who regularly go above and beyond to make a difference by doing. We’ll be highlighting some of the entries right here on the blog, where you will be able to vote for your favorites. We will then include many of these inspirations in a free ebook for people who have bought the Kindle edition of Poke the Box. Look for it April 11th.

We need your help!

Send us a brief story (1,000 words or less) of someone you know who’s poked the box and initiated something remarkable. Check back here on March 21st to vote on your favorites. Many entries then will be included in a free Kindle book (released April 11) automagically delivered to people who have bought Poke the Box on the Kindle.

Exactly what kinds of people are we looking for? Here’s one example:

Jeremy Carter recently sent an email out to his company saying that every Monday morning for 30 minutes he would be teaching on a new book to whoever showed up.  The first Monday Jeremy talked about Switch and two people showed up. They loved it and Jeremy’s boss loved the initiative. The key lesson isn’t that you have to change the world or have a huge scale–the lesson is that you have to step up, to start, to open the door.

We’re interested in all great ideas — big or small!

The deadline for entry is March 17 at 5 pm EST. We expect a high-volume of entries and unfortunately, won’t be able to honor late submissions. We’ll announce some of our favorite entries here on the blog and as always, subscribers will hear about it first.

Looking forward to hearing your stories and thanks for leading!

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