I had big hopes for this book, but it was fairly commonplace and ordinary. No purple cow here ... Just a cow. To make things worse, Seth Godin narrating this book was awful. I've heard Seth speak, and he can be great. For whatever reason I found his performance here tough to endure.
I love this book. Seth Godin always has his finger on the pulse of the times. Great book to read after Permission Marketing. We are in an age where social is everything where marketing is concerned, and Tribes shows us how to leverage the power of all things social while empowering others.
This is one of the best leadership books I have encountered. It doesn't give you a formula rather challenges you to develop your own leadership and lead a cause.
For any of us who wish to better alter their lives & that of those around them, this is most definitely a book worth reading/listening. The book is filled with anecdotes of indivuals which have, as Seth puts it himeslf, the "chutzpah" to have challenged the status quo.
The ultimate point that I personally took from this piece of work is that we are now in a time which we have no excuses to manifest our inner visions. All the tools we need to do so are all before use eagerly waiting to be used more then just to play "Angry Birds."
I highly recommend this book to any those who want to embrace the inner Leader we all have in us.
At the end of the book, Seth Godin basically says that his intention in writing was not to give a "how to" but to inspire more leaders. I might have been lost without already knowing where my application of this book was going & ultimately I feel inspired & motivated to stand up and be a better leader. Guess it worked.
One of the most valuable statements of this book has changed my life and my approach to creating value for the world. A highly recommended book for anyone who knows that they have more to offer than what's being asked of them.