Bad Read: Linchpin

Seth Godin

My old product leader Brendan Sweeney ask his team to read this book and report back. His heart was in the right place, he was empowering us, believing in us to do great work. But I don't respond well to this sort of encouragement. This book felt like a self-help book, a shoddily put together one. One that tries to motivate you into believing your better that your work is art and that you should continue to do art in the face of fear or forever be unsatisfied with your career.

So I've read this book, and threw it in the bin. I listened to it on audible but couldn't bring myself to throwing my phone away. It wasn't much better the second time around despite me willing it on to be better. I just don't like being told, I'll tell myself if I really have to.

Ty Fairclough

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