Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Hardcover – Jan 26 2010
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"Thousands of authors write business books every year, but only a handful reach star status and the A-list lecture circuit. Fewer still-one, to be exact-can boast his own action figure. . . . Godin delivers his combination of counterintuitive thinking and a great sense of fun."
"This book is a gift."
-Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder, The Acumen Fund
"If Seth Godin didn't exist we'd need to invent him-that's how indispensable he is! You hold in your hands a compelling, accessible, and purpose-filled book. Read it, and do yourself a big favor. Your future will thank you!"
-Alan Webber, Founder, Fast Company
"This is what the future of work (and the world) looks like. Actually, it's already happening around you."
-Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com
"Thousands of authors write business books every year, but only a handful reach star status and the A-list lecture circuit. Fewer still - one, to be exact - can boast his own action figure....Godin delivers his combination of counterintuitive thinking and a great sense of fun."
About the Author
Seth Godin is an entrepreneur, a sought-after lecturer, a monthly columnist for Fast Company, and an all-around business gadfly. He’s the bestselling author of Permission Marketing, Unleashing the Ideavirus, The Big Red Fez, Survival Is Not Enough, and Purple Cow.
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He talks about the hierarchy of value. It's very thought provoking for you to consider where you fall in that and what you can do to make sure you're always moving up in the hierarchy because the work gets easier and the pay gets higher (the financial and emotional rewards of what you'll do).
And it was an excellent reminder to SHIP. Picasso painted many paintings ... you can probably only name 3. Picasso shipped.
The habit of producing to ship is huge. More than anything else it leads to success. It's easy to scare yourself out of shipping because you're not ready though. Saturday Night Live goes on each week whether they are ready or not. This section of the book was excellent for anyone that has taken their foot off the gas pedal in their job. He also explores the reasons we do this (fear!) and why it's happening.
Yesterday's remarkable is today's really good and tomorrow's mediocre.
No good ideas? Ok tell me your bad ones. You don't need more genius. You need less resistance.
You can't fit in AND stand out.
There were lots of great nuggets in this book.
If you've never read anything from Seth Godin this is a GREAT place to start. If it was my first time reading his books I probably would have given it a 5 but because I've read so many others by him (The Dip is probably my favourite) his message was very similar and therefore has a slightly reduced impact for me.Read more ›
Moreover, unlike in most of his previous books, Godin does not climb up into a pulpit and launch a tirade, engaging his audience with a confrontational tone and Old Testament vehemence. He obviously cares deeply about the thoughts and feelings he shares but is at all times respectful of his reader. He repeatedly explains that everyone has several choices and urges his reader to make those only choices that are in her or his long-term best interest.
In addition, meanwhile, Godin creates a multi-dimensional context, a frame-of-reference, in which to anchor his insights and recommendations throughout the narrative. He skillfully uses what I describe as a bi-polar strategy: passively but alertly observing what is happening (and not happening) in order to recognize and understand the ever-changing realities of the world that we share and then actively challenging whatever demeans and diminishes anyone's dignity. Finally, Godin utilizes the manifesto genre as a means by which to celebrate humanity at its best, not as an ideal beyond human fulfillment but as an attainable destination if (HUGE "if") vision, faith, courage, integrity, and commitment are sufficient to the formidable challenges that await each pilgrim.Read more ›
no worth the money, just get a used copy, or a 0.99$ ebook copy.
This is by far his best one, in my opinion, as it deals with the new way of thinking about work, about our "job". I agree that we need to be more creative and positive in our work approach, or we will risk losing our job or keep losing our mind.
It may sound exagerated for some, but I find it pretty accurate in my experience.
If you like the author, and the kind of books, it's s must read.
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Awesome book. Will kick your butt off the couch and get producing stuff!!Published 3 months ago by daniel
Wish I had read this when I was younger. Seth is truly inspirational in this book.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you enjoyed all of the book, you should look at the mirror and accept your a loser.
Its gibberish repeated over and over, only like 1 and half chapters have any... Read more
Very interesting and informative, but it just dragged on way to long. Took way to long to "ship out". Amazon just indicated I need one more word to "submit my review"😁Published 20 months ago by rene michaud
If not, then you will be replaced by someone who goes the extra mile to be! A Linchpin. Someone who holds it ALL together. Whether it be an employee or a self made person.Published on April 15 2014 by Christopher Shoesmith
This is an awesome book! I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone :) Very informative and written very well. I love Seth Godin :)Published on April 15 2014 by Steph de Koning
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