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    Not uite finished with this yet but it seems as if it could be condensed to a one page blog posting In fact I wonder if he just expanded a blog into this It is so incredibly repetitive without inventing any major insights Be indispensable and be artistic Give me a break that isn't even an insight it's a fact if life Try to be use

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    Whenever we went to the McDonald's near my college campus it was like dining at a five star restaurant At this particular Mickey D's every single customer was greeted by the most cheerful and friendliest guy I have ever encountered He held the door open asked you about your day stopped by your booth to see how your Big M

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    It is indeed true most of books such as these can be summed up in few paragraphs Let me try and summarize 242 pages of this bookLinchpin is the person who is indispensable in the organisation who doesn't do what heshe is being told

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    Like many books in this genre this book suffers from being too long The core content however is fantastic Seth's thoughts on shipping beating the resistance and giving gifts were useful and inspiring I'd recommend the audio book to anyone makes it easier to skip past the repetitive chunks once you've got Seth's point

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    Seth Godin draws on his experiences in business and life to convince the reader to be a linchpin rather than a cog in the machine of workHe says it better than I did This book is about love and art and change and fear It's about overcoming a multigenerational conspiracy designed to sap your creativity and restlessness It's about le

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    “An artist is someone who uses bravery insight creativity and boldness to challenge the status uo And an artist takes i

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    Seriously if you want to know why your children's school seems to not be teaching them to think if you want to know why you

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    I have long suspected that Seth was a Communist evangelist and that his books propagated the gift economy Yes Here is the clincher and it is the

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    I'm ambivalent on this one A few years ago I read another of Godin's books Meatball Sundae which explained that you cannot use sundaes web 20 marketing to sell meatballs old school average products for average people Which was a good argumen

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    First book name is wrong It should be Are you a valued worker? or something like that Author himself says no one is indispensable and uses the uote Cemetery is full of indispensable people Advices he gives do make sense to give small gifts t

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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 artLinchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations They may not be famous but they're in. Seth Godin draws on his experiences in business and life to convince the reader to be a linchpin rather than a cog in the machine of workHe says it better than I did This book is about love and art and change and fear It s about overcoming a multigenerational conspiracy designed to sap your creativity and restlessness It s about leading and making a difference and it s about succeeding pg 2You have our attention Godin What do we doThrough a series of blog like sections Godin explains that there is no road map or simple answer Our world no longer fairly compensates people who are cogs in a giant machine Leaders don t get a map or a set of rules Living life without a map reuires a different attitude It reuires you to be a linchpin pg 19Essentially you have to embrace the uniueness and drive that is inside of you You have to create a platform of work rather than a resume You have to decide to discard mediocrity The very system that produced standardized tests and the command and control model that chokes us also invented the resume The system the industrialists the factory they want us to be cogs in their machine easily replaceable hopeless cheap cogs if you don t have than a resume you ve been brainwashed into compliance Great jobs world class jobs jobs people kill for these jobs don t get filled by people e mailing in resumes pg 72That s so outside the usual paradigm of work for most of us that it can sound scary Often when people hear about my radical ideas for how you should train for a career as well as the best way to present yourself they object They point out that not fitting in is certainly going to be an ineffective way of getting one of these average jobs They remind me that not having a resume is all fine and good but how will that help them get a job at a place that reuires a resume If you need to conceal your true nature to get in the door understand that you ll probably have to conceal your true nature to keep that job The linchpin says I don t want a job that a non linchpin could get pgs 78 79It seems like he s asking a lot but the alternative is to give up and conform Godin says that this mindset isn t impossible My fundamental argument here is simple In everything you do it s possible to be an artist at least a little bit pg 94 We can do that rightI didn t agree with everything in Linchpin I thought that Godin was far too hard on journalists it is easy to look at an industry or any situation really from the outside and criticize the people in the thick of itNews agencies know that they have to embrace the future or die Just how to do that is up for grabs and adding Godin s toolbox of how to excel at work couldn t hurt I don t think that reinvention or evolution is an impossible task It s just tricky because as Godin noted there is no roadmapRecommended for people who may be bored with where they are and can see a glimmer of where they want to be but aren t sure how to get there Also recommended for those who work in the newspaper business because we clearly need linchpins Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung 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 Sponsor. 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Seth Godin draws on his Absolute Banking English experiences in business and life to convince the reader to be a linchpin rather than a cog in the machine of workHe says it better than I did This book is about love and art and change and fear It s about overcoming a multigenerational conspiracy designed to sap your creativity and restlessness It s about leading and making a difference and it s about succeeding pg 2You have our attention Godin What do we doThrough a series of blog like sections Godin Jewish Life easily replaceable hopeless cheap cogs if you don t have than a resume you ve been brainwashed into compliance Great jobs world class jobs jobs people kill for these jobs don t get filled by people Sex Toys 101 e mailing in resumes pg 72That s so outside the usual paradigm of work for most of us that it can sound scary Often when people hear about my radical ideas for how you should train for a career as well as the best way to present yourself they object They point out that not fitting in is certainly going to be an ineffective way of getting one of these average jobs They remind me that not having a resume is all fine and good but how will that help them get a job at a place that reuires a resume If you need to conceal your true nature to get in the door understand that you ll probably have to conceal your true nature to keep that job The linchpin says I don t want a job that a non linchpin could get pgs 78 79It seems like he s asking a lot but the alternative is to give up and conform Godin says that this mindset isn t impossible My fundamental argument here is simple In The Joy in Business everything you do it s possible to be an artist at least a little bit pg 94 We can do that rightI didn t agree with Stuffed everything in Linchpin I thought that Godin was far too hard on journalists it is Cotas Claim easy to look at an industry or any situation really from the outside and criticize the people in the thick of itNews agencies know that they have to The Captured Princess (Taken by Vikings, embrace the future or die Just how to do that is up for grabs and adding Godin s toolbox of how to Pamięć - brzemię i uwolnienie. Niemcy wobec nazistowskiej przeszłości (1945-2010) excel at work couldn t hurt I don t think that reinvention or Fakers, Forgers Phoneys evolution is an impossible task It s just tricky because as Godin noted there is no roadmapRecommended for people who may be bored with where they are and can see a glimmer of where they want to be but aren t sure how to get there Also recommended for those who work in the newspaper business because we clearly need linchpins

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Dispensable And in today's world they get the best jobs and the most freedomAs 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 mus. Seriously if you want to know why your children s school seems to not be teaching them to think if you want to know why you hate your job read this bookOur entire education system is built around creating good factory workers who have no initiative and do what they re told You may sit in a call centre or push numbers into a computer all day but it s still a factory think about it Guess what the factories are all gone or on their way and cost cutting means that you can t compete with folk from other countries The race to the cheapest is one you can t win The race to the most useful caring innovative well you re competing with the cheapest they re going to loseEnter the linchpin someone who adds value who cares about doing a good job who thinks about how to get things done uickly and to a higher standard a game changer Your boss will employ a competent drone if no one else is available but would prefer a linchpin Someone who is difficult to replace If you don t want to be easy to replace then read this book and follow Seth s adviceThe latter half of the book gives a whistle stop tour of the human brain and goes into some detail about how the lizard brain tends to sabotage the thinking brain and choose short term comfort over long term success It needs to be tricked to get out of the way and allow you to succeed Godin talks about how the lizard brain made him stop writing the book several times because it was hard work The paradox is the lizard brain likes comfort but is scared of successRead this book if you want to escape the whole post industrial my job went to India fear and find your way to a future where you enjoy what you doJust read it it s the 21st century euivalent to How to Win Friends Influence People which you should read as well Absolute Banking English enough or frightened Jewish Life entire Sex Toys 101 education system is built around creating good factory workers who have no initiative and do what they re told You may sit in a call centre or push numbers into a computer all day but it s still a factory think about it Guess what the factories are all gone or on their way and cost cutting means that you can t compete with folk from other countries The race to the cheapest is one you can t win The race to the most useful caring innovative well you re competing with the cheapest they re going to loseEnter the linchpin someone who adds value who cares about doing a good job who thinks about how to get things done uickly and to a higher standard a game changer Your boss will The Joy in Business employ a competent drone if no one Stuffed else is available but would prefer a linchpin Someone who is difficult to replace If you don t want to be Cotas Claim easy to replace then read this book and follow Seth s adviceThe latter half of the book gives a whistle stop tour of the human brain and goes into some detail about how the lizard brain tends to sabotage the thinking brain and choose short term comfort over long term success It needs to be tricked to get out of the way and allow you to succeed Godin talks about how the lizard brain made him stop writing the book several times because it was hard work The paradox is the lizard brain likes comfort but is scared of successRead this book if you want to The Captured Princess (Taken by Vikings, escape the whole post industrial my job went to India fear and find your way to a future where you Pamięć - brzemię i uwolnienie. Niemcy wobec nazistowskiej przeszłości (1945-2010) enjoy what you doJust read it it s the 21st century Fakers, Forgers Phoneys euivalent to How to Win Friends Influence People which you should read as well

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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 ZapposcomIn bestsellers such as Purple Cow and 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 chooseThere used to be. Whenever we went to the McDonald s near my college campus it was like dining at a five star restaurant At this particular Mickey D s every single customer was greeted by the most cheerful and friendliest guy I have ever encountered He held the door open asked you about your day stopped by your booth to see how your Big Mac was and engaged you in some witty repartee People loved this guy The Husband and I certainly did Its been 20 years since I last laid eyes on the guy and while I can t remember his name if indeed I ever knew it to begin with I think of him every single time I walk into a McDonald s Any McDonald s It s like I expect him to be there because he has made an indelible impression on my mind I ve connected him with that experience so strongly that he has come to be part of what I associate with the McDonald s brand even two decades and two kids laterSeth Godin would know the name of this guyLinchpin In his latest book Godin writes about the ualities and characteristics of linchpins those people in every organization who are the go to people who are the ones who seem essential and indispensable who don t know the meaning of the phrase not my jobThere 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 from the book jacket Godin s view is that as managers we have the ability and some might say the responsibility to develop linchpins among our employees But importantly as employees we have the ability to develop linchpin characteristics within ourselves This is becoming essential in order to survive in the workplace because the days of being a cog in the wheel are over Back in the day we bought into a mentality of work where in exchange for doing what we were told and what was expected of us without any resistance we were rewarded with a paycheck with health insurance with job security with the gold watch upon retirement As we all know those days have disappeared taking with it our paychecks our health insurance our security our gold watches but that factory mindset still persists Factory being a term for workplaces and organizations of any type not just assembly line style processing plants According to Godin one of the only ways to survive this new world of work is by becoming a linchpin After all think about the people who usually survive the layoffs get the bonuses and the perks others don t They are people considered to be essential to the organization or the brand They re indispensable Not irreplaceable Indispensable There s a difference Linchpins produce art says Godin Not art in the Michaelangelo sense but art as it relates to our work Delivering or shipping three grant proposals in one day as I did on Monday It needs to be consistent and often And we need to give our art away as a gift Kind of like we do here on our blogs There are so many stories like the one about the McDonald s guy like the one I m about to tell you about my Uncle Warren that I could keep to myself or perhaps store up so that they become fodder for some of my writing work that someone somewhere might pay a couple pennies for And maybe it will but in the meantime giving it to you as a gift makes me feel good I like that my posts are being read enjoyed retweeted It s a gift to recommend a great book that I loved In doing so those of us who do this often are becoming the linchpins to readers This is what Ron Hogan was talking about at the Book Blogger Convention when he referenced Linchpin in his talk When we start giving gifts we become identified as a person who gives freely of him or herself People who give gifts do so often Godin says that you have to and people gravitate to that person making himher a linchpin My grandfather s family did this constantly They were the ones who were always at church usually fixing something like the heater or volunteering on some committee I spent many a Saturday of a my life reading or writing in an empty Sunday School classroom while my Dad checked on some plumbing issue or did some other sort of maintenance job at our church At my Uncle Warren s funeral which was a packed house and I swear standing room only and the man was pushing 90 they told a story about how they found him climbing on the newly repaired church roof just checking on whether the contractor did things correctlyUncle Warren was known for giving gifts He d shake your hand or embrace you and you d look down in your palm and there was a peppermint candy He was so subtle so uick that you didn t even feel the peppermint being offered If you didn t like peppermints he would have your favorite candy the next time he saw you For every single person he met there was always a piece of candy even at the foot of his open casket where a basket of peppermints was there for the taking Think about it These are really not uniue concepts be good with people connect with them in a memorable and uniue and powerful way provide joy don t be a cog in the wheel do great work and do it often deliver the unexpected and give people something unexpected for free We ve heard much of this before and Godin admits just as much The reason it hasn t stuck is because our brains the lizard brain have resisted this new way of thinking We re scared stiff that we ll lose our jobs if we take a risk try something new speak up in meetings We think that we don t have the authority to be bold yet the irony is that our bosses want these sorts of ualities They hire for these sorts of intrinsic ualities because it is almost impossible to teach them In some ways I think you ve either got it or you don t And those who have are going to be the ones leading us out of this gawd forsaken economy we re in I m a fan of Godin s I ve been one for uite some time now primarily through Seth s blog He has the ability to take the whole concept of marketing and other communication whether it is in the workplace or personally or whatever and explains it in such a way that makes sense for the average person Linchpin is a little bit of a departure from that while still being written in the straightforward no nonsense style Each chapter is divided into short blog post like subheadings Seth Godin has been getting a lot of press lately good and bad for his decision to make Linchpin the last book he publishes via a traditional publisher Personally I don t care whether Godin publishes his next book traditionally exclusively on an e reader via subscription on his blog or by scrawling on papers delivered piecemeal by carrier pigeon Just as long as the man keeps writing stuff like this as well as his previous books they were darn good too then however he thinks is the best way to get them into my hands or my eyes to the screen it doesn t matter I mean who the hell am I to tell him what to do or how he should do it Instead I say good for him After all that s exactly what being a linchpin is all about