Book: Linchpin by Seth Godin

Are You Indispensable?

I’ve written this somewhere, but Seth Godin has a unique way of telling stories and Linchpin is no exception. Usually, you’re used to an account with a narrative where things are fluid and factual. He does this, but each chapter, section, page feel like a thought or a reflection that forces you to think about a particular topic differently. And all of it connects.

He’s amazingly knowledgable, and his books are a pleasure to read, but if you think that this is a “do this, and you’ll be successful” book, you’ll be mistaken. There’s no road to success; there’s work and lot more that he describes in the book. The whole point is for you to become something special—a Linchpin. Someone so good that becomes indispensable. A book that makes you think and challenges you to become someone better that people can’t ignore you, transforming what you do in something you love.

By the way, if you don’t know what a linchpin is exactly here’s one:

Image from Wikipedia

According to Wikipedia, it’s a tiny part that avoids the wheel to fall off the place. Now you understand why a Linchpin in a company is so important.

Where you can find it

I got this book from his website. According to the website:

Seth is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 19 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn). His most recent book, This is Marketing, was an instant bestseller in countries around the world..

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Seth Godin Official Site

Disclaimer

I have no affiliation with this brand or person (people), and the views here are my own. I didn’t have any bad experiences, but if you do, please know that this is a recommendation, and you’re always free to make decisions by yourself before buying something.

Manuel Gomes

I'm a Project Manager with experience in large projects and companies. I've worked in the past for companies like Bayer, Sybase (now SAP) and I'm currently working for Pestana Hotel Group.

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