Becoming indispensible

Josh Bernoff: ”Read Seth Godin’s Linchpin. Or be a cog in the machine”:

Seth’s premise is that today’s organizational structure is a throwback to the days of factories, with interchangeable parts and interchangeable workers. Basically, this means that if you do your job as you’re told, then you’re easy to replace. Seth wants you to "become indispensable" instead.

…In my mind, one of the most valuable things in this book is a chart on page 181. There are two axes. The x-axis goes from passive to passionate. The y-axis goes from attachment (that is, inflexible dedication to your own world view) to discernment (knowing what to live with and what to seek change in). I would call that y-axis "wisdom". Seth wants you to aim for the upper left, high passion plus high wisdom, the realm of the linchpin.

I haven’t read this one yet, but I’m intrigued by the premise.  May have to pick this one up.  (It’s not on the Kindle yet, though, which is a shame, or I might already own it.)

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