Linchpin Are You Indispensable?

ISBN-10: 1591844096
ISBN-13: 9781591844099
Edition: 2011
Authors: Seth Godin
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

"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 Cowand 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."

Deborah Moggach lives in London.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.

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Introduction
The New World of Work
Thinking About Your Choice
Indoctrination: How We Got Here
Becoming the Linchpin
Is It Possible to Do Hard Work in a Cubicle?
The Resistance
The Powerful Culture of Gifts
There Is No Map
Making the Choice
The Culture of Connection
The Seven Abilities of the Linchpin
When It Doesn't Work
Summary
Acknowledgments
Bibliography

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