I tried to write a typical review (what I loved, what I wondered about, so what) of Seth Godin’s Linchpin and I couldn’t. I just couldn’t.
Instead, to show you how I saw Linchpin, I must draw you a map.
If you know me personally, and frequent the space near me, you’ve likely watched me scrawl some version of this onto one white board or another. You’ll have to tell me if I’ve left out any of the good parts.
To the rest of you, I hope that over the imperfect medium of the internet, this somehow makes sense. I’m no Tolkien (really going out on a limb on this one), but I’m trying to draw for you my own Middle Earth, the map in my mind.
Here we go:
Before I read Linchpin, I was already thinking about maps, new maps. [Actually, new coordinate systems (but I'll just leave you with the link for now).]
Then, I found these lines in Linchpin:
Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back. They have become victims, pawns in a senseless system that uses them up and undervalues them.
It’s time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map.
Who am I to question Seth Godin? I drew a map. (more…)