Linchpin is a vital person for an organization or an enterprise. It is about producing art, producing things that the world has not seen yet pushing hard yourself and not being afraid that you might fail. That’s the major topic of the book.
It does not tell one story but offers a plethora of short stories or descriptions which support the general principles that should be followed by a true Linchpin. It is a very inspiring book that makes one take a serious look at themselves and ask the questions “how am I impacting the day of those who are affected by my work?” or “when I leave this job, will it matter that I’m gone?”. The book inspires the reader to leverage inner genius such as passions or talents in order to create a powerful and meaningful life. It also emphasises the importance of genuine relations in our life and career.
However, as I’m 34 right now, and considerably experienced in business, sometimes I found the book pretty shallow. I think that some early business students might build castles in the sky after reading this book.
Anyway, it was a great pleasure to retrospect my career and my employers and to come up with some new potential prospects.
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
by Seth Godin
Size: 244 pages
Other information and reviews of this book on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7155145-linchpin
Other useful links:
Godin’s blog: https://seths.blog/
Seth Godin’ website: https://www.sethgodin.com/
Godin on TED: https://www.ted.com/speakers/seth_godin
Seth Godin on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_Godin
Other book about freelancing: Gigged by Sarah Kessler