"This is what the future of work (and the world) looks
like. Actually, it''s already happening around you." -Tony Hsieh,
In bestsellers such as Purple Cow and Tribes,
Seth Godin taught readers how to make remarkable products and
spread powerful ideas. But this book is 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
labor. Now there''s a third team, the linchpins. These people
figure out what to do when there''s no rule book. They delight and
challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour
their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of
Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great
organizations. They may not be famous but they''re indispensable.
And in today''s world, they get the best jobs and the most
As Godin writes, "Every day I meet people who have so much to give
but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back.
It''s time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map.
You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the
art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you