Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

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Piatkus, 2010 - Creative thinking - 256 pages
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Why are some people easily outsourced, downsized, or freelanced into obscurity, while others have their pick of opportunities? In his most powerful book yet, Seth Godin argues that it's more essential than ever to become indispensable - to become a linchpin. Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations: they invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They love their work and pour their best selves into it and turn each day into a kind of art - and, in today's world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom.

Godin shows that the key to being indispensable is overcoming the fears that hold most of us back. If you have you ever found a shortcut that others missed, seen a new way to resolve a conflict, or made a connection with someone others couldn't reach, then you have what it takes to become indispensable. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map.

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

Ten sentences into the introduction Godin repeats an urban myth about Einstein. It takes a few of his sound bite contrived chapters before he reveals "we've been taught to fit in." This is not news ... Read full review

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User Review  - fulner - LibraryThing

This audiobook was okay. He did quote himself muchore freequently than I felt was honorable. When I first got this book I had expected it to be sort of self-help make yourself an entrepreneur like ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Seth Godin is the author of ten international bestsellers, including the New York Times bestseller The Dip. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages and include Permission Marketing, Purple Cow, and Meatball Sundae. He is also the founder and CEO of Squidoo.com (a huge and fast-growing tribe) and the most popular business blogger in the world.

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