I'm excited to lead my own tribes. My favorite quote was: "people don't believe what you say, they barely believe what you do, they usually believe what their friends say, they will always believe what they tell themselves." Seth Godin
great motivational book for those that want to create change and success. summarizes many great concepts
I read this as part of an assignment for the leaders of our church. I enjoyed listening to the book and was very insightful and easy to listen to. Though I get a knot in my gut when I think about using marketing strategies to try to spread the gospel, I think it can be helpful to understand how the current culture functions.
Don't waste your time. Godin builds his tribal concept by repackaging old business cliches. Many of his examples assume today's status quo has always been. It ignores what is boring today was revolutionary yesterday. Think the Supermarket is boring, so does Godin, but a giant building filled with penny profit merchandise was unheard of before suburbanization, so what is revolutionary about people adapting to change and becoming rich, nothing. Google and Facebook did this in my time.
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Wow, what an inspiring listen. This should be required listening for all corporate leaders and employees! Seth does a great job narrating...in fact, I couldn't imagine anyone else doing it. Seth is a legend.
I honestly do not know who the target audience is for this book. As an IT professional who has been out of school for a dozen years, this book was not only incorrect in most of its assumptions, but would be outright dangerous for a recent college graduate to absorb. The author makes these broad sweeping generalizations about how Any and All change is beneficial. You are a Leader if you don't listen to your boss or follow the process! (what??)
I only made it two hours into the book, but he only gave one example where he himself led a successful 'tribe'. Unfortunately, he doesn't even consider the possibility that the idea behind his education software was something people wanted to work on. He just assumes Every single time you organize a tribe, you will get the same passion and fervor as he did. Or you simply didn't organize it correctly and you failed. I thought the book might have some redeeming qualities about how to get started organizing a group online, but instead his answer was literally "you already know how to do this", and said something about having Faith in yourself. Oh. Ok. Thanks?
I was expecting to read a how-to book, but was presented with an adolescent self-help book. I do not recommend this book for anyone beyond high school. It is rather patronizing if you have any higher education.