Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? : how to Drive Your Career and Create a Remarkable Future

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Piatkus, 2010 - Creative thinking - 256 pages
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"This is what the future of work (and the world) looks like. Actually, it's already happening around you." -Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com
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 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 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. They may not be famous but they're indispensable. And in today's world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom.
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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One of the best books I've read so far... very encouraging - talks about how you need to bring humanity and art into your work. Being human - and not corporate cog - is important in the new economy. You cannot measure the worth of art - hence do things that will contribute to things that are not measurable but make a big different in a very personal way. Being an artist is no longer limited to painting or making music - on the other hand, it's creative and personal and real. Bring your whole personality to work. 

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Amazing and EERIE. There's no arguing that Seth is a genius but Linchpin has to be his best effort.
How can one person namely Seth have the foresight to nail something that I think has troubled
everyone in business for ages. WE all knew there was something but couldn't put our fingers on it.
A must read...in fact if anyone gave it to the right people in their business and I don't mean starting from the top, but from the bottom, it would have a profound effect on a lot of people.
 

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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