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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Linchpin by Seth Godin (Book Review)
Seth Godin contends that the modern workplace has evolved such that many old jobs and functions have become automated, ossified, or completely eliminated.
So, to succeed nowadays, you must make yourself indispensable or an artist at what you do. To do this, Godin says that you need to become "the artist you already are. To make a difference. To stand for something. To get the respect and security you deserve."
I thought Linchpin was a personal book for Godin and appreciate that he wrote it. Intellectually, I agreed with him on most points, although, in full disclosure, I found myself more motivated and inspired after reading Rework.