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INSUBORDINA TE by Seth Godin
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INSUBORDINATE Linchpins Everywhere You Look (vol 1.) by Seth Godin
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This ebook is a personal addendum to my book Linchpin . It’s about linchpins I’ve had the pleasure (the joy) to know and work with over the last twenty- five years or so. I’ve left out far more than I could include. I hope that after you read Linchpin , you’ll find that this short ebook makes it even more real. Doesn’t matter where you were born or what your job title is, the act of becoming indispensable is available to you. The amazing (but not surprising) thing is just how unrare these people are (I’m not going to denigrate them by using the word common ). Everywhere you look, you’ll discover people who have some of these traits, some of the time. The trick is having the will and the love to push yourself to do it as often as these people do. Right here and right now, the ability to be insubordinate when it matters is a critical one. Thanks for reading. Seth
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Quick bio to get us started: I started my first real business in 1976, when I was sixteen. I ran a large student-run business in college. Went to business school in 1982 and started my first job in 1983. Along the way, twenty seven years into this thing they call my career, I’ve figured out that there are three kinds of people: Linchpins Supporters Leeches, Advocates for the Devil, and Bystanders (aka people in a pre-linchpin state) I lump the last three together as one kind, because I don’t think they deserve categories of their own. Even though they’re the majority in terms of numbers, they don’t matter so much in terms of getting things done. The first group, the Linchpins, are the people who make a difference, the ones that ship, the rare ones that truly have an impact. This group of people, in that moment of time, change everything. The second group, the Supporters, are eager and willing to help. They respect and admire the work the linchpin is doing, and they’re ready to supply leverage or money or just a smile to help get the job done. Even better, they challenge the linchpin to do more, dig deeper and make an
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even bigger difference. The third group, as you’ve probably guessed, are the pessimists, the obstructionists and the protectors of the status quo. Driven largely by fear, they set out to slow you down, whittle you down and average you down. Mostly, it’s not their fault, though, because they’ve been brainwashed and don’t yet realized how powerful and productive it is to take a different route. It’s tempting to call these people out by name and to demonstrate how their fear is robbing so many people of a chance to make a difference. I won’t, though, because it’s not productive. People don’t end up in this third group because they choose to be there.
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2011 for the course TAP 2344 taught by Professor Bruno during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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