<Embed>
List Price: $26.95
Save: $10.52 (39%)
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Arrives: Wednesday, Aug 12
Fastest delivery: Tuesday, Aug 11 Details
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Used: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: This item shows wear including the dust jacket is missing.

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$9.50
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: W I L K I N S O N - B O O K S
Add to Cart
$9.50
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: Middle River Books (MD)
Add to Cart
$14.99
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: SamaCo
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Hardcover – January 26, 2010

4.4 out of 5 stars 1,014 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$16.43
$9.49 $1.50

Amazon Book Review | Discover your next great read
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
  • +
  • Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
  • +
  • This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See
Total price: $44.01
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Amazon Exclusive: Hugh MacLeod Reviews Linchpin

Hugh MacLeod is an artist, cartoonist, and Web 2.0 pundit whose blog, gapingvoid.com, has two million unique monthly visitors. His first book, Ignore Everybody, was an Amazon Top Ten Business Book of the Year and a Wall Street Journal bestseller. Read his exclusive Amazon guest review of Linchpin:

This is by far Seth’s most passionate book. He’s pulling fewer punches. He’s out for blood. He’s out to make a difference. And that glorious, heartfelt passion is obvious on every page, even if it is in Seth’s usual quiet, lucid, understated manner.

A linchpin, as Seth describes it, is somebody in an organization who is indispensable, who cannot be replaced—her role is just far too unique and valuable. And then he goes on to say, well, seriously folks, you need to be one of these people, you really do. To not be one is economic and career suicide.

No surprises there—that’s exactly what one would expect Seth to say. But here’s where it gets interesting.

In his best-known book, Purple Cow, Seth’s message was, “Everyone’s a marketer now.” In All Marketers Are Liars, his message was, “Everyone’s a storyteller now.” In Tribes, his message was, “Everyone’s a leader now.”

And from Linchpin?

"Everyone’s an artist now."

By Seth’s definition, an artist is not just some person who messes around with paint and brushes, an artist is somebody who does (and I LOVE this term) “emotional work.”

Work that you put your heart and soul into. Work that matters. Work that you gladly sacrifice all other alternatives for. As a working artist and cartoonist myself, I know exactly what he means. It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it.

The only people who have a hope of becoming linchpins in any organization, who have any hope of changing anything for the better in real terms, are those who have the capacity to do “emotional work” at a high level—to be true artists at whatever they set their minds on doing. The guys who just plod around the office corridors, just turning up for their paycheck.... Well, those guys don’t have a prayer, poor things. The world is just too interesting and competitive now.

And Seth then challenges us, the readers, to become linchpins ourselves. To make the leap. To become artists. To do emotional work, whatever the sacrifice may be. It’s our choice, and it’s our burden. Seth won’t be there to catch us if we fall, but to become the people we need to be eventually, well, we probably wouldn’t want him to, anyway.

Congratulations, Seth. You have penned a real gem of a book here. Rock on.

--Hugh MacLeod

Review

"It's easy to see why people pay to hear what he has to say."
-Time

"Thousands of authors write business books every year, but only a handful reach star status and the A-list lecture circuit. Fewer still-one, to be exact-can boast his own action figure. . . . Godin delivers his combination of counterintuitive thinking and a great sense of fun."
-BusinessWeek

"This book is a gift."
-Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder, The Acumen Fund

"If Seth Godin didn't exist we'd need to invent him-that's how indispensable he is! You hold in your hands a compelling, accessible, and purpose-filled book. Read it, and do yourself a big favor. Your future will thank you!"
-Alan Webber, Founder, Fast Company

"This is what the future of work (and the world) looks like. Actually, it's already happening around you."
-Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com

"Thousands of authors write business books every year, but only a handful reach star status and the A-list lecture circuit. Fewer still - one, to be exact - can boast his own action figure....Godin delivers his combination of counterintuitive thinking and a great sense of fun."
-BusinessWeek

Product details


Beyond your wildest dreams
From DC & Neil Gaiman, The Sandman arises only on Audible. Listen free with trial

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5
1,014 customer ratings
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2017
Verified Purchase
45 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2014
Verified Purchase
22 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2017
Verified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2020
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2015
Verified Purchase
11 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2020
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2018
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top international reviews

Kleshtrem
2.0 out of 5 stars ugh.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2017
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
LedZepTT_
4.0 out of 5 stars Prepare for the rise of the robots!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 28, 2016
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
J. S. Hardman
4.0 out of 5 stars Read it rather than listen to the audio version
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 16, 2010
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amechatclotho
5.0 out of 5 stars Top appraisal at work - all because of this book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 14, 2013
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Tekman
5.0 out of 5 stars How to make your 'mark' in the changed world of work
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 24, 2013
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
S. Pashley
5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling and inspirational read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 8, 2010
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Doug Shaw
1.0 out of 5 stars So boring
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 4, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Veronica
5.0 out of 5 stars The 'it' book foe every time
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 22, 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Strategist
3.0 out of 5 stars Seth's strengths are also his weaknesses
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 20, 2012
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Lemwn
5.0 out of 5 stars Brill
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 28, 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Books4Life
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books on the subject of work and personal fulfilment ever written
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 28, 2015
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Mr X Stitch
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book - unmissable!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 15, 2010
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Carol Mapley
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 24, 2013
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars First book I read by Seth, brilliant
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 19, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Conn
4.0 out of 5 stars An informative read. Very good
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 21, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: simple gift ideas