6 Months – 10 Great Book Giveaways

Yep. These books + more are going to be given away for the rest of this year!

I’ve been slowly collecting extra copies of books that I just absolutely have loved reading in the past 6 months. The books are all over the map, from project management, social media, executive reading material, books on blogging, and more.

Every month will be a new book up for grabs, so stay tuned, and let your friends know.

How to enter:

  1. Comment on this post
  2. Tweet this post

Simple. Jump on it! Contest entry closes (for this month) on July 16, 11:59PM.

First up, Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality – Scott Belsky

This book seriously will rock your socks off. Overcome the obstacles between vision and reality. Make your reality happen. Trust me, you will love what Belsky has to say. He totally changed my thinking on several occasions… could it be true that we are our own worst… blocker?

Daily Scrum

  1. Yesterday I couldn’t complete my work because I block myself.
  2. Today I want to move forward, but I’m blocking myself.
  3. I’m the blocker.

Stop being the blocker. Make it happen.

48 Responses to “6 Months – 10 Great Book Giveaways”

  1. Paul Boos
    July 5, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    Wow I retweeted even before I even commented… (just ’cause I like sharing…)

  2. Scott Duncan
    July 5, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    Perhaps it should be obvious from the titles, but could you say a bit about what each book covers?

    • peter
      July 5, 2011 at 11:30 am #

      Seth Godin is the author of Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip, Purple Cow, All Marketers Are Liars, and Permission Marketing, as well as other international bestsellers. He is consistently one of the 25 most widely read bloggers in the English language. Read his exclusive Amazon guest review of Making Ideas Happen:

      Should you buy a book that will make you uncomfortable?

      More questions: Why is it so difficult to ship good ideas out the door? Why do committees show up and wreck the purity of your idea? Why do people avoid doing the hard work of actually bringing their work to the market?

      I’ll tell you why: Because it’s safe. Ideas that never ship are never criticized. Faceless committees accept the blame for tepid products that were probably better off in the warehouse. And managers in search of a place to hide can best hide behind the unshipped product, the unrealized idea and the system gone wrong.

      Scott Belsky has your number. He’s seen it all before. He knows your excuses, he’s seen your shtick and he knows all the ways to avoid doing the work. In this book, Scott’s not giving you any place to hide.

      There. Do you still want to read his book?

      If you care about your art, your job or your market, you really have no choice. This is strategy and tactics, concepts and how-to, all in one on a topic that’s often overlooked.

      –Seth Godin, author of Linchpin

  3. Ivan Rivera
    July 5, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    Great idea!

    An easy way to shere knowledge with al your followers/readers.


    • peter
      July 5, 2011 at 11:29 am #

      Helping the community push forward!

  4. Dan Kennedy
    July 5, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    Making Ideas Happen sounds like the kind of read I’m needing right now. Something to further inspire putting abstract ideas into reality.

    • peter
      July 5, 2011 at 11:28 am #

      It’s a great book. Seriously!

  5. Micaël Masse
    July 5, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    I’m more of the kind to say hi before retweet :) But it will be done!

  6. John Reynolds
    July 5, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    Love free books! :)

  7. Scott Leclerc
    July 5, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    What a great way to give back. Thanks.

  8. Jim
    July 5, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    Scott Belsky is a hot topic today. I just read a post about Scott’s view in managing a crisis as if you were an expert.

  9. Liza Wood
    July 5, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Making Ideas Happen… sounds like my kind of book :) Thanks for sharing!

  10. Paul Mayes
    July 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    I hope English readers such as myself can enter your competition. It would be great to win this book !! Actually I won the season 2 DVD of Nurse Jackie last week in a competition so maybe I’m on a roll. Keep up the excellent blogging

    • peter
      July 6, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

      I think u just might win due to the fact that you watch Nurse Jackie… :)

  11. jerroldmcgrath
    July 6, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

    I work in leadership development and we’re looking at how scrum and other agile methodologies reflect a form of emergent leadership and perhaps a new metaphor for addressing challenges of innovation and change at the periphery. Great stuff and free books are good …

  12. Robb Dempsey
    July 7, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    I’m in.

  13. Jim M
    July 8, 2011 at 9:00 am #

    The 16th may be too late. I think I’ll have to to get it on kindle. I have GOT to get this thing done but I am blocking myself, and have been for a month!

    Just found your blog thanks to Ah-Ha moments!


  14. Yavor
    July 10, 2011 at 2:20 am #


  15. Sachin Kundu
    July 10, 2011 at 4:44 am #

    Books are always welcome :)

    • peter
      July 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

      Keep it locked for more chances to win!

  16. Peter
    July 10, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    Nice promotion! I hope I win a copy 😉

    • peter
      July 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

      Stay tuned every month for new giveaways!

  17. Joel Haasnoot
    July 10, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    Looks like a great stack of books: something good to read is always welcome :)

  18. Sameer Bendre
    July 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    I tweeted. I am commenting and I can walk to pick up my book (when I win) – Doesn’t get easier than this ;). Jokes apart – It’s amazing how many awesome ideas you come up with Peter. AgileScout ROCKS!

  19. Eric Gayken
    July 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    This is awesome! My company has newly adopted agile and in my quest for knowledge I stumbled upon your blog. I love it! Thank you for the great information and book ideas!

    • peter
      July 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

      Thanks for checking us out!

  20. Craig Strong
    July 14, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    Sounds like this will be definitely worth a read. Nothing quit like a motivating “can do” approach for getting things done. Ideas are just ideas until they are realised. Hope I get a copy!

  21. Ming Lam
    July 17, 2011 at 2:10 am #

    I sure hope I can win. Thanks.

  22. Rashmin
    July 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    Sounds exciting, am i still eligible ?

  23. Todd
    July 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Free books! Woohoo!!

  24. Tiberiu Ghioca
    August 26, 2011 at 3:16 am #

    Uff! Just found out about your giveaway program and I just missed the book “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done” which I would have really loved to get my hands on.

    I have shared your giveaway so that others like me have the chance to participate.


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