Are You Indispensable?

Seth Godin

Publisher: Piatkus, 2010, 244 pages

ISBN: 978-0-7499-5335-5

Keywords: Personal Development

Last modified: July 28, 2021, 11:04 p.m.

Seth Godin's powerful new book is all about you — your choices, your future, and your potential to make a huge difference in whatever field you choose.

There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labour. Now there's a third team: the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They figure out what to do when there's no rule books. They love their work and pour their best selves into it. Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations. And in today's world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom.

Have you ever found a shortcut that others missed? Seen a new way to resolve a conflict? Made a conncetion with someone others couldn't reach? Even once? Then you have what it takes to become indispensable. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. Only you can do it — and you must.

  • Introduction
  • The New World of Work
  • Thinking About Your Choice
  • Indoctrination: How We Got Here
  • Becoming the Linchpin
  • Is It Possible to Do Hard Work in a Cubicle?
  • The Resistance
  • The Powerful Culture of Gifts
  • There Is No Map
  • Making the Choice
  • The Culture of Connection
  • The Seven Abilities of the Linchpin
  • When It Doesn't Work
  • Summary



Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Excrement * (1 out of 10)

Last modified: March 25, 2012, 11:28 a.m.

Drivel! This book makes Tom Peters sound serious. The message of the book is: Be indispensible, but he wont tell you how!

And he tries to convey this message by repeating it over-and-over again. If you find this book enjoyable, I can nearly promise you that you will fail to achieve the authors message, as you're too stupid.

Avoid at all costs.


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