Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin

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Read Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Online Free - "The only way to get what you're worth is to stand out, to exert emotional labor, to be seen as indispensable, and to produce interactions that organizations and people care deeply about."

In bestsellers such as Purple Cow and Tribes, Seth Godin taught readers how to make remarkable products and spread powerful ideas. But this book is different. It's about you - your choices, your future, and your potential to make a huge difference in whatever field you choose.

There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there's a third team, the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They figure out what to do when there's no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.

Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations. Like the small piece of hardware that keeps a wheel from falling off its axle, they may not be famous but they're indispensable. And in today's world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom.

Have you ever found a shortcut that others missed? Seen a new way to resolve a conflict? Made a connection with someone others couldn't reach? Even once? Then you have what it takes to become indispensable, by overcoming the resistance that holds people back. Linchpin will show you how to join the likes of...

*Keith Johnson, who scours flea markets across the country to fill Anthropologie stores with unique pieces.
*Marissa Mayer, who keeps Google focused on the things that really matter.
*Jason Zimdars, a graphic designer who got his dream job at 37signals without a résumé.
*David, who works at Dean and Deluca coffeeshop in New York. He sees every customer interaction as a chance to give a gift and is cherished in return.

As Godin writes, "Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must."



Title : Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
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ISBN : 1591843162
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 244 pages


Reviews


Shalom rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 24, 2013

Not quite finished with this yet but it seems as if it could be condensed to a one page blog posting. In fact I wonder if he just expanded a blog into this. It is so incredibly repetitive without inventing any major insights. "Be indispensable and be artistic". Give me a break, that isn't even an...


Heidi rated it ★★★★☆

July 19, 2017

Seth Godin draws on his experiences in business and life to convince the reader to be a linchpin rather than a cog in the machine of work. He says it better than I did: "This book is about love and art and change and fear. It's about overcoming a multigenerational conspiracy designed to sap your c...


Melissa rated it ★★★★☆

July 03, 2017

Whenever we went to the McDonald's near my college campus, it was like dining at a five-star restaurant. At this particular Mickey D's, every single customer was greeted by the most cheerful and friendliest guy I have ever encountered. He held the door open, asked you about your day, stopped by y...


Rob rated it ★★★☆☆

July 01, 2012

Like many books in this genre, this book suffers from being too long. The core content, however, is fantastic. Seth's thoughts on "shipping", beating the resistance, and giving gifts were useful and inspiring. I'd recommend the audio book to anyone--makes it easier to skip past the repetitive chu...


Poonam rated it ★★★☆☆

October 14, 2013

It is indeed true, most of books such as these can be summed up in few paragraphs. Let me try and summarize 242 pages of this book. Linchpin is the person who is indispensable in the organisation, who doesn't do what he/she is being told, brings emotional labour to his job, is an artist. Thing is o...


Francis rated it ★★★★★

January 15, 2011

Seriously, if you want to know why your children's school seems to not be teaching them to think, if you want to know why you hate your job, read this book. Our entire education system is built around creating good factory workers, who have no initiative and do what they're told. You may sit in a...


Riku rated it ★★★★☆

May 02, 2016

I have long suspected that Seth was a Communist-evangelist and that his books propagated the gift economy. Yes. Here is the clincher, and it is the best part of the book too. Seth’s take on: The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels This book isn’t about what you think it’s about....


Hinch rated it ★★★★☆

July 16, 2010

Linchpin is occasionally over the top, repetitious, and disjointed, but the core message is sound, and it's passionately delivered. The basic premise of the book is that the world has changed, and that working harder, faster, and cheaper than your colleagues or competitors is no longer a guarante...


Loy rated it ★★★★☆

May 08, 2012

Loy Machedo’s Book Review – Linchpin by Seth Godin After watching Seth on TED talks and accidentally noticing his books on more than one occasion, I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase his books. I wasn’t sure if his books were worth the investment, but hey, what the hell. But having do...


Tom rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2012

Linchpin is Seth Godin's challenge to do your life's best work. That's big: your life's best work. Its message is that no matter if you're a pizza cook, a shaman or a 30-year Member of the Board, it's time to make something--something that matters--happen. And to make it happen with clarity, with...





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