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Dispensable And in today's world they get the best jobs and the most freedomAs 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 mus I have long suspected that Seth was a Communist evangelist and that his books propagated the gift economy Yes Here is the clincher and it is the best part of the book tooSeth s take on The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich EngelsThis book isn t about what you think it s about And it s certainly not about the USSR The key argument here is that small experiments in communism don t work because they are corrupted by the temptation to defect and engage in trade with neighbors that exploit their workers so you can benefit Only worldwide revolution and grabbed power by farmers and factory workers can upend the unfair bargain that kings and capitalists have put in place At one profound level they are right as long as the workers don t own the means of production the exchange will be inherently unfair A lot of what they pessimistically predicted has occurred to the workers at the bottom of the ladder
characters Linchpin Are You Indispensable?
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 artLinchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations They may not be famous but they're in Like many books in this genre this book suffers from being too long The core content however is fantastic Seth s thoughts on shipping beating the resistance and giving gifts were useful and inspiring I d recommend the audio book to anyone makes it easier to skip past the repetitive chunks once you ve got Seth s point
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This is what the future of work and the world looks like Actually it's already happening around you Tony Hsieh CEO ZapposcomIn 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 chooseThere used to be Not uite finished with this yet but it seems as if it could be condensed to a one page blog posting In fact I wonder if he just expanded a blog into this It is so incredibly repetitive without inventing any major insights Be indispensable and be artistic Give me a break that isn t even an insight it s a fact if life Try to be useful at your job and contribute than just the minimum Thank Seth Now that I finished I reaffirm the wasted hours I spent reading this book It is a boor and a bore I cannot believe so many people rated this book so high