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

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Piatkus, Judy Publishers, 2010 - Creative thinking - 244 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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"There are no longer any great jobs where someone else tells you precisely what to do." - one of the best lines in the book. Makes you think how you can do better at your workplace. Read full review

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So I'd really been looking forward to reading this as I'm a total sucker for productivity books and podcasts (especially podcasts). And people seem to mention Seth Godin's name with hushed tones like ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Bestselling business book author, entrepreneur, and speaker Seth Godin was born on July 10, 1960. He graduated from Tufts University in 1982 and earned an MBA in marketing from Stanford Business School. Godin worked as a brand manager for Spinnaker Software and founded his own book packaging business, followed by the online marketing company Yoyodyne. He was a vice president of direct marketing for Yahoo, and in 2006 he launched the popular community website Squidoo.

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