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Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? - Seth Godin
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
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"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... show more
"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."
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781591843160 (1591843162)
ASIN: 1591843162
Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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jillian
jillian rated it
3.0 Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
In his book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?, Seth Godin seeks to identify a new team in the organizational landscape, one that is neither labor nor management, but rather a new type of workers which Godin refers to as “linchpins”. This type of person is one who sees things differently than others;...
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it
3.0 Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
Gets three stars because "I liked it," but I did not "really like it." When I started it, I thought much of the content would be statements of the obvious. And there are quite a few of those in this book. But Godin also provides some things to think about, including a thing or two that librarians ca...
Brainmachine needs fuel
Brainmachine needs fuel rated it
4.0 Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
Read it, think about it, change yourself.
Mark Books
Mark Books rated it
2.0 Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. The first half of this book almost drove me mad with its salesmansy approach (high word count to ideas ratio), but Godin redeems himself in the book's latter half, wherein he expounds on discovering one's art and giving that away. [full review]
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