Linchpin Are You Indispensable?

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/26/2011
  • Publisher: Portfolio Trade

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"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."

Author Biography

Seth Godin is an entrepreneur, a sought-after lecturer, a monthly columnist for Fast Company, and an all-around business gadfly. He’s the bestselling author of Permission Marketing, Unleashing the Ideavirus, The Big Red Fez, Survival Is Not Enough, and Purple Cow.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Editionp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The New World of Workp. 7
Thinking About Your Choicep. 28
Indoctrination: How We Got Herep. 39
Becoming the Linchpinp. 49
Is It Possible to Do Hard Work in a Cubicle?p. 80
The Resistancep. 101
The Powerful Culture of Giftsp. 150
There Is No Mapp. 174
Making the Choicep. 189
The Culture of Connectionp. 210
The Seven Abilities of the Linchpinp. 218
When It Doesn't Workp. 225
Summaryp. 231
Acknowledgmentsp. 237
Bibliographyp. 238
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