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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 Godi Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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"The only way to get what you're worth is to stand out, to exert emotional labor, to be seen as indispensable, and to produce interactions that organizations and people care deeply about."

In bestsellers such as Purple Cow and Tribes, Seth Godin taught readers how to make remarkable products and spread powerful ideas. But this book is different. It's 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 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. Linchpin will show you how to join the likes of...

*Keith Johnson, who scours flea markets across the country to fill Anthropologie stores with unique pieces.
*Marissa Mayer, who keeps Google focused on the things that really matter.
*Jason Zimdars, a graphic designer who got his dream job at 37signals without a résumé.
*David, who works at Dean and Deluca coffeeshop in New York. He sees every customer interaction as a chance to give a gift and is cherished in return.

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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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Guilherme Monteiro | 2/11/2014

    " Just what i needed to read in this moment. Seth is brilliant and I recommend this book for everyone who wants to make a difference in your life, community or whatever they want it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mark Garrison | 2/8/2014

    " The book has some interesting concepts but is too long winded. I like the message of taking chances and fighting mediocrity, but I got bored half way through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Darrell | 1/25/2014

    " Not sure about this one. Mixed opinions here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marc | 1/25/2014

    " This book resonated with/made me uncomfortable/challenged me on about 12 different levels at the same time. Really hits on and underlines what it means to be an artist/indispensable/worship daily/be generous/engage more humanly/do emotional labor. About pushing against barriers you impose on yourself and others impose on you. About giving gifts w/o any expectation of reciprocation. About shipping and creating connections between people. Spectacular. "

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