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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,223 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Seth Godin Narrator: Seth Godin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Amy Angerer | 2/20/2014

    " I found this book profoundly redundant. The concept was weak - cogs are as important to the sucessful functioning of any system as the linchpins. The whole book could have been more effectively presented in a single (rather boring) article. However, the discussion it sparked in my work group was very interesting. I would have prefered to have wasted less of my life on the book and more in the resulting conversation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jan | 2/11/2014

    " Read this for my work book group. A lot of great ideas on living up to your own potential and a lot to digest- a book you can study! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Swavek B | 2/6/2014

    " Couldn't get through the first quarter of the book. If there are good non-obvious ideas in it, I just couldn't see them past the "you are so brilliant, and this world has sapped your creativity from you, and all your problems are somebody else's fault" nonsense. People used to work in factories and took orders and now they have to take initiative to be successful. Yep, I think most of us already know that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Roy Nickerson | 1/31/2014

    " A life-altering book if you let it. "

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