Review of Linchpin
Copyright © Do You Zoom, Inc., 2010. From LINCHPIN by Seth Godin
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Warning: If you absorb all of business blogger Seth Godin’s advice, you could end up overworked and underappreciated. His antidote to mediocrity and conformity is so effective and convincing that it may have the unintended consequence of making you the go-to person for your whole organization. He stipulates that every person faces a choice: You can choose to live day after day, year after year, languidly going through the motions, doing work devoid of excitement and imagination. Or, you can choose a path that promotes uniqueness and ingenuity by becoming a “linchpin” – an invaluable, indispensable employee, the center of a company’s activities.
About the Author
Seth Godin is the author of Tribes, All Marketers Are Liars, We Are All Weird and What to Do When It’s Your Turn (and It’s Always Your Turn), and more. He is the founder and former CEO of the Squidoo publishing platform and one of the world’s most-read business bloggers.