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The way "motivational" books ought to be made,
This review is from: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? (Audio CD)My latest LinkedIn status says something along the lines of: in these supposed times of economic uncertainty, the last thing we want is to feel insignificant. As a freelancer and a former employee, no matter how good I got at my job, many of my previous clients saw me as a dispensable slave.
This book is all about becoming indispensable at work, exposing a theory I've had and nobody wanted to understand: that we have all been sold - and scammed into - the "ideal" of being cogs in a machine.
But rather than solve all your problems for you, as "self-help" often books claim, Linchpin provides the reader with food for thought. The book focuses heavily on creativity and "art" to become indispensable, both of which are unique to everybody - so dishing out advice on how to do things would be useless.
Although Seth Godin makes occasional references to Buddhism, he does a very good job at making his points without sounding preachy or self-important. It's very much left up to the reader to decide what they will do with the information given.
I would recommend this book to anyone who no longer wants to be a "good little boy/girl" and do what they're told, which would be a select few people. It will provide a good amount of motivation to get you thinking about your situation.