The significance of “Dunbar’s Number” in the age of social media

Understanding Dunbar’s Number “British anthropologist Robin Dunbar theorized that a typical person can’t easily have more than 150 people in his tribe. After 150 friends and fellow citizens we cannot keep track.It is too complicated.” In the modern age of social media where we have virtual friends and connections it is common to have 1000Continue reading “The significance of “Dunbar’s Number” in the age of social media”

Overcoming resistance of the limbic brain

The limbic brain or the lizard brain in human beings is the single biggest resistance towards change. Its inherent tendency is to anticipate fear and stay away from things that bring in a change to the status quo. A linchpin conquers the resistance of the limbic brain and is open to take calculated risks. “ItContinue reading “Overcoming resistance of the limbic brain”

Understanding the law of “Linchpin Leverage”

The law of Linchpin leverage states that: “The more value you create in your job , the fewer clock minutes of labor you actually spend creating the value” This separates a Linchpin from the GOOD Adopted from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin

“Great teachers” in schools is the need of the hour

Good teachers in schools teach students to obey rules and ensure compliance.This education is perfectly suited for grooming a group of well trained factory workers. In the modern age of a knowledge worker to groom “Linchpins” requires Great Teachers who teach the below most important aspects: 1) Solving INTERESTING problems 2) Leadership traits Adopted fromContinue reading ““Great teachers” in schools is the need of the hour”

What goes into a “Linchpin’s” persona

The image below adopted from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin aptly highlights the ingredients of a Linchpin’s persona. Noteworthy is the fact that a Prodigy is NOT a Linchpin

How does a Linchpin see the world?

“The linchpin sees the world very differently. Exceptional insight , productivity and generosity make markets bigger and more efficient. This situation leads to more opportunities and ultimately a payoff for everyone involved. The more a Linchpin gives , the more the market gives. Abundance is thus possible but only if we imagine it and thenContinue reading “How does a Linchpin see the world?”

One big truth about a “Linchpin”

“In every case the linchpins among us are NOT the ones born with a magical talent. They are people who have gone out of their comfort zone , who have decided that a new kind of work is important and hence trained themselves to do it.” Adopted from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin.

A Linchpin is indispensable

“You do not become indispensable merely because you are different. But the only way to be indispensable is to be different. That is because if you are the same so are plenty of other people.” Adopted from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin.

How the factory model is irrelevant in the modern era

When labor is dependent on management for the factory and the machines and the systems they use to do their work , the relationship would have issues associated with power and control. This way the factory needs labor for sure but labor needs a factory.In the factory age therefore it has always been easier forContinue reading “How the factory model is irrelevant in the modern era”

The evolution of human being and value creation

Adopted from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin the following image shows the human evolution with respect to value creation This outlines the need of a Linchpin in the modern era where creativity is the norm