Linchpin

Are You Indispensable?

The book review for this week is Linchpin by Seth Godin.

Godin is simply an outstanding author and this book proves it once again! Linchpin describes how each of us needs to approach how we deliver our unique genius to the marketplace. Linchpins are the mapmakers of society. They are the people who drive our world forward through the application of their skillsets and talents. Each of us needs to strive towards this mindset and build our organizations to create and develop Linchpins.

My takeaway from this book is that everyone can be a linchpin. Godin suggests that we need to do the following seven things in our quest to become an indispensable linchpin:

  1. Provide a unique interface between members of the organization
  2. Deliver a unique creativity
  3. Manage a situation or organization of great complexity
  4. Lead customers
  5. Inspire staff
  6. Provide deep domain knowledge
  7. Possess a unique talent

 

Note that I have previously reviewed the following books in 2018:

  1. Tim O’Reilly’s Whats the Future and Why Its Up to Us
  2. Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art
  3. Timothy Ferriss’ Tribe of Mentors
  4. Richard P. Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman!
  5. Bernadette Jiwa’s Hunch
  6. Scott Galloway’s The Four
  7. William Mougayar’s The Business Blockchain
  8. Fredrik Haren’s The Idea Book
  9. David Burkus’ Friend of a Friend
  10. Stay on Top of Your Work podcast episode #15
  11. Blue Ocean Shift by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
  12. Ideas and Stuff Podcast episode #50
  13. Tom Peter’s The Excellence Dividend
  14. Travis Christofferson’s Tripping Over the Truth
  15. Michael Zipursky’s The Elite Consulting Mind
  16. Mike Michalowicz’s Profit First
  17. Vanessa Van Edwards’ Captivate

 

 

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