A book you must read,
This review is from: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How to drive your career and create a remarkable future (Paperback)
I bought and read Linchpin as the result of a recommendation of a business associate. I found the book to be extremely engaging and to offer some challenging thoughts and perspectives.
Within the book Godin covers several topics that impact on an individuals abilty to stand out, to become indispensable. The initial chapters of the book question the value of the modern educational system, rote learning and education to pass exams, rather than developing individuals who can think independently is one topic that struck a chord with me. Amongst other topics are the inner resistance that impedes us, the Lizard Brain, and the concept of 'shipping'.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Depending on your viewpoint you may find it contentious, however, I recommend that you read it.