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Book Review: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin

I've been wanting to read one of Seth Godin's books for a while now. Since I didn't quite know where to start, I just checked Overdrive from my library. Linchpin was available, so I snagged it.

Let me start with two criticisms.

Consistently, I've read reviews that knock Godin's book for being repetitive. I would have to agree here. He browbeats every one of his main points.

That being said, I'm not certain if criticizing Godin exclusively for this repetition is entirely fair. The more non-fiction "self-help entrepreneurial productivity" books I read, the more I wonder if repetition is a curse of the genre rather than individual authors. As a teacher, I understand that restating the information in multiple ways helps students grasp concepts and internalize them. I'm going to err on Godin's side and make the assumption that his echoey writing style is merely meant to help a larger audience latch on to his ideas and make sense of them.