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Linchpin Summary

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Linchpin SummaryAre You Indispensable?

If you ever wondered what your boss or colleagues think of you, perhaps it’s time to ask that same question to yourself.

We summarize essential features on how to become a true Linchpin!

Who Should Read “Linchpin”? And Why?

Seth Godin tries to encourage each individual, that they wasted too much time on mediocrity. The time has come to do something about your unhappy life. Even though today, we have numerous possibilities in the digital world, still we must become the creators of our destiny, without our desire and dedication a person cannot achieve anything.

Although it is not easy to quickly transform the way of living and thinking things, it is an opportunity that every individual should take. “Linchpin” book is not for those people who spent their life reminiscing. If you feel trapped in a routine, always remember that you have a choice.

You decide your worthiness; no one can do that thing for you. Every morning you wake up with the same notion- freedom or prison; uniqueness or mediocrity; creativity or routine. It is up to you.

About Seth Godin

Seth Godin is an American-born author, businessman, motivator, marketer and an entrepreneur. He was born on July 10, 1960, in Mount Vernon, New York U.S. Godin obtained a degree in computer science from the Tufts University.

After graduation, he worked for Spinnaker Software as a manager for three years. In 1995 Seth launched Yoyodyne and sold it three years later to Yahoo for 30 million dollars. Yahoo also offered him an executive role in the company- vice president of direct marketing.

biography is rich with series of entrepreneurial activities after his expedition in Yahoo. He is the author of Tribes, Purple Cow, Linchpin and All Marketers Are Liars.

“Linchpin Summary”

Every person encounters a choice: You can perform your routine job, or you can inject creativity into every activity that you face daily and become a “linchpin.”

The majority of workers in the world are unhappy, uninspired and average employees. Probably, this situation is not their fault however we must do something about it. The physical evolution in combination with survival instincts, environmental training and education have created an unsatisfying workforce guided by the rule cynical leaders and owners.

The beginning of the struggle:

At the beginning of the 20th century, the workers started fighting for their rights by creating syndicates. As a result of strikes, companies guaranteed more decent wages, better working hours, social security benefits and job stability in exchange for devoted workers able to meet certain expectations.

However, today that contract doesn’t exist in practice. The digital era and the advanced technology have created an apprehensive workforce victimized by the globalization phenomenon.

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