“Linchpin” by Seth Godin

“Linchpin” is one of the most eye-opening books I have ever read.

Why?

Have you ever seen yourself as an exceptional person?

If your answer is yes, then you should read the book to realise how you should use that to make an amazing stuff at work, your hobbies, art and in life in general.

If your answer is negative, well, you should read the book to start seeing the massive potential you have in yourself that you are selfishly hiding from us. We need you!

Anyway, what does the title stand for?

Seth claims that we life in the era of factories. Even law firms are a type of factories, where most of the workers are replaceable, like cogs.

But here is the thing.

You are not here to be a cog. Being average is risky, it is boring, it doesn’t make sense. You should choose to become a linchpin, an irreplaceable part that holds everything together, that is indispensable.

There are two good things about the book.

First, I believe the whole idea of cogs and linchpins makes so much sense. Yet, it is so easy to understand and visualise. Who would like to be a cog, especially in the era of lay offs happening all the time?

Second thing, on purpose I said that you should choose to be a linchpin. Because it is a choice. You don’t born a linchpin, you make one.

How?

Read the book to find out 🙂

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