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4.0 out of 5 stars 10% genius, 90% filler, 26 Mar. 2010
This review is from: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How to drive your career and create a remarkable future (Paperback)
I enjoyed the book, thank you Seth, and here is my review:
The book's basic ideas are:
* Be creative and you will become indispensible in your job. By being creative he means go above and beyond what is required and put some emotional effort into your job; become an artist.
* You will have to fight "the resistance" i.e. the part of your brain that tells you not to do this, and is related to your internal "fight or flight" part of your brain (the lizard brain). This is probably the best part of the book.
* As part of becoming an artist you will need to give away your work - eventually this will be its own reward.

That's about it... then Seth spends most of the book with anecdote after anecdote. Most of these are not needed and feel like blog posts (in fact many of them appear in similar form on his blog). This leads to the book feeling somewhat disjointed.

If you are the kind of person who is looking for a well argued point backed up with facts then this isn't the book for you; there is a lot of conjecture in here.

If you are the kind of person who thinks the ideas above sound like a good idea - then the book is very self affirming and confirms your world view; which is nice.

For its many faults, the section on the resistance was great and made the book worth reading.
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