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Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable Hardcover – May 12, 2003
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Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
- Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
- Hardcover : 145 pages
- ISBN-10 : 159184021X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1591840213
- Dimensions : 5.26 x 0.73 x 7.42 inches
- Reading level : 18 and up
- Publisher : Portfolio; 1st edition (May 12, 2003)
- Language: : English
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The glaring problem that there seems to be at least one or two very obvious typos on every page. Whether it is the misspelling of a word, a space before a question mark, or a period missing at the end of the paragraph, it makes the text harder to read.
The simple mistakes in this book are ridiculous. It almost looks like it was never edited before it was put into a Kindle book. As a writer myself, I know that if I’m going to publish something for sale, I damn well better have a second set of eyes go through a manuscript before I actually take it to market. It’s a bit offensive that they charged $15 for this, when they clearly didn’t spend any money on editing.
This book is from 2007, but the message is still very loud and clear. Stand out and get noticed! There are so many products out there these days and many are pretty the same. What makes them different? It's the COW, they are creating, planning and milking that baby to the bank. There are many ways to stand out, I like how this book has a few case studies and explains how these companies stood out and dominated a sometime saturated market.
I read a lot of business books and marketing books and this one for sure is a must have. The information contained in this book provides lots of value and it can help any business do better. I almost done with the book, but had to give kudos to the writer for writing such a great book that WILL help businesses IF they WANT to help themselves!!!! Buy the book!!!!
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You're driving down the motorway and you see a cow. If you've never seen a cow, you might tell your friends. If, however, you have seen a cow you're unlikely to do so...all of sudden you see a purple cow...now you're pulling your car over and desperate to tell your friends all about it.
The book basically repeats this concept throughout and offers minimal practical advice as to how you separate a unique (but unprofitable idea/product/service etc) service from a unique and profitable one
Tribes was the same, boring as hell! 1 point!
This is an blog post, not a book.
This is a great insight into what really is happening in the world today. A quick but very inspiring read!
At times, the book felt dated, especially the chapter about Nokia and Motorola being the kings of the cellphone industry and how cellphones are not exciting anymore. It's scary how fast some industries are changing, and giants of the past are driven to extinction by modern-day Purple Cows of other companies; which is clearly the case in the aforementioned cellphone argument.
Nevertheless, there are some interesting points here. Even if the book leaves you unimpressed, you won't feel like you have invested too much time or money into it.