Buy, Borrow or Bypass: Linchpin by Seth Godin

  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Mar 26, 2017
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I wanted to love this book. Then I wanted to hate this book. Seth Godin has a very strong reputation and when this title appeared at the library prior to my vacation, I eagerly downloaded it to my reader. There are some very good nuggets in this book, however, you have to really dig to find […]


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