Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

24 Jul 2012    

Recently, I read Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin. While I certainly don’t agree with everything in the book, I tought it was a very interesting read. After reading the book, I took some time to make a couple of notes to reflect on what I’ve read (which I tend to do). Since a large part of the book is about “giving”, I will write them down here. Maybe they’re useful to someone .. maybe the’yre not.

  • Problem -> Opportunity
  • Art
    • More then work
    • Don't follow scripts
    • Passion
    • Don't follow/think along established rules
    • Know what to work hard for
    • Make a difference in someone's life
  • Honest gift: create a connection with someone
  • Personality: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, emotional stability (Five Factor Model)
  • Linchpin:
    • Unique interface between members of the organisation
    • Unique creativity
    • Managing complexity
    • Leading customers
    • Inspiring staff
    • Providing deep domain knowledge
    • Posses a unique talent