• by Seth Godin
  • Narrated by Seth Godin
  • 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there's a third team: the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They 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. Like the small piece of hardware that keeps a wheel from falling off its axle, they may not be famous, but they're indispensable. And in today's world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom. Have you ever found a shortcut that others missed? Seen a new way to resolve a conflict? Made a connection with someone others couldn't reach? Even once? Then you have what it takes to become indispensable, by overcoming the resistance that holds people back.
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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Get a kick-start with Seth Godin

If you like Seth Godin, then you'll love his book. If you don't know Seth, then either The Idea Virus or Linchpin are great reads to get to know him. If you are feeling frustrated by life, then I recommend this book as it might be the thing that helps you get back on track, get a grip of yourself and fight to make a difference.
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- Helen Dunnett

Must have must listen must pass on

Great to have the author read this rather than someone who doesn't have passion the subject . Great book. Easy to listen to 😄
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- Fiona

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2010
  • Publisher: Random House Audio