This is my first Seth Godin book. I plan to listen to this again, listen/read more of his stuff, and recommend Linchpin to my innovative friends. Check it out yourself.
Seth covers himself by predicting that bad reviews will be written by our "animal brain" we should be fighting against. I understand where he is coming from being super productive entrepreneur, but there is very little the people with other path could apply. The style is also very bitter and negative. Not a good one from otherwise strong list of Seth's books.
What made for factory efficiencies and for rooting out anything "different/unwelcome" - also swept the school system (also a "factory" by this time). So creativity, new ideas and innovation was suffocated by the system - preventing the development of people who later would be described as "lynch-pins" - unique, important and indispensable!
Before reading this book, I had described myself as an artist of the telecommunications industry for many years without ever feeling the legitimacy of it. After reading this book, I have developed confidence in my indispensability. Seth Godin in Linchpin, is appealing to those of us who are willing to share the path of sustainable progress with others and explains how to set the stage for wealth creation in today's knowledge economy. You will also hear Seth's own voice in this Audible publication.
A wonderful book. I have listened to it twice. It redefines how we should look at our personal careers and our customers. More than that, it defines how we should define the success of a business.
Seth does a great job reading the book himself.
My Rating Scale
Exceptional. This is the very best in writing and narration. I will listen to this book more than once and eagerly recommend it to family and friends. This book left me wanting more from the same author and narrator.
Very Good. I found it entertaining and engaging. It's worth the Audible membership price I paid. Based on this book I would purchase others from the same author.
This book has merit but some combination of elements (writing style, narration or length) made finishing it a challenge for me.
I found this book to be either poorly written or narrated. I couldn't finish it.
The audio quality or narration is so poor the content of this book couldn't be understood.