Friday, November 30, 2007

Purple Cows

I can't believe that I haven't posted since mid-October. So much has been going on in my life. Yes, I've been reading, but mostly online stuff as I try to get to the bottom of my sudden health issues. Maybe I'll talk about that...but maybe I'm sick and tired of it and won't after all.

I like to use post-it notes when I read a book - especially if my journal isn't handy or I'm just not in the mood to write notes. "Purple Cow" by Seth Godin is literally bristling with post-it notes. This book is actually a business self-help type, but I'm reading with children's ministry in mind. Hey, the subtitle is "transform your business by being remarkable". Any area of life you're involved in can use a shot of that! I picked it up online somewhere, but I would have loved to get it in the original packaging. A milk carton with a purple cow print on it. That would be a keeper.

Basically the message of this book is all about thinking outside the box, cutting edge, being different, leading the crowd, don't be boring and more. It's short, succinct, and practical. And it looks great too. A book I'm proud to have on my bookshelf.

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