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I'm going to keep this book review fairly short because it won't take much to convey whether you should read Seth Godin's new book.
You probably already know who Seth Godin is, so I'll skip that.
Maybe you heard he has a new book out. It's called Linchpin. The most remarkable thing about it, and Seth loves talking about being remarkable, is how he marketed it. He offered 3,000 preview copies to anyone who donated at least $30 to his pet cause The Acumen Fund, which helps address global poverty. I was more interested in the cause than the book, and I'm very happy I donated a little more than the minimum and participated. I wasn't the only one who gave more, as Seth raised over $100,000 just for this, and probably much more.
So about the book…
You should read it if…
- You hate your job
- You hate your life
- You just need some kind of pick me up
- You like self-help
- You will read anything that Godin writes ever
You should not read it if…
- You're reasonably happy
- You can't stand self-help books
- You don't get why people are so into self-help books
- You were expecting a marketing book and not a self-help book
Okay, I'll admit it, I'm not a huge devotee of the self-help genre. But I do appreciate that there are times when anyone needs someone to motivate them to do a little more, be a little better, live life a little fuller – stuff like that. If you need this, read it. If not, eh…