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Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How To Drive Your Career And Create A Remarkable Future is a book that provides the readers with insights into principles by which they can succeed in their career, and life, in general.
Summary Of The Book
Godin describes a Linchpin as an individual who possesses a unique set of skills, abilities, and talents, which makes them indispensable. He then goes on to elaborate that if a Linchpin is part of an organization, that organization won't be able to live without them. Linchpins that are not working for companies are also indispensable, as they change their industry by supplying something very economically valuable. In this book, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How To Drive Your Career And Create A Remarkable Future, Godin explains the need for more Linchpins in this modern-day world.
He also tells the readers why Linchpins are needed so badly, their identity, and why they should be one as well. Godin starts off by explaining that a number of white-collar projects can now be finished for free by machines or crowds. The current school system and the media enforce this belief that everyone should be factory workers. This creates a sense of fear in the minds of individuals that if they don't obey their boss, they would be fired. Godin then tells the readers why they should drop that mindset, and goes on to explain that instead of being ordered about blindly, they should put their heart and soul into their work.
He further elaborates that individuals should create and invent in their work. He tells the readers that the lizard brain or amygdala, attempts to foil their success by making them stop if a decision seems highly risky. In addition to providing details on the working of the lizard brain as a metaphor, Godin also elaborates on ways to thwart such a reaction.
Godin also tells the readers that they should learn how to love what they do, and make money at the same time. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How To Drive Your Career And Create A Remarkable Future is definitely a must-have for individuals who want to achieve success at their workplace.
About Seth Godin
Seth Godin is an author, marketer, speaker, and entrepreneur.
Apart from this book, Godin has written Purple Cow: Transform Your Business By Being Remarkable, The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick), Poke the Box and Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us.
Godin was born on the 10th of July, 1960, in Mount Vernon, New York. He completed his undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Computer Science from Tufts University in 1979. After that, Godin went on to study at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for his MBA degree. He then worked for three years as the brand manager for Spinnaker Software. After leaving Spinnaker, he launched Seth Godin Productions, which was a book packaging business. He currently resides in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, US, along with his spouse, and their two sons