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Tribes Audiobook

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

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A tribe is any group of people, large or small, who are connected to one another, a leader, and an idea. For millions of years, humans have been seeking out tribes, be they religious, ethnic, economic, political, or even musical (think of the Deadheads). It's our nature.

Now the Internet has eliminated the barriers of geography, cost, and time. All those blogs and social networking sites are helping existing tribes get bigger. But more important, they're enabling countless new tribes to be born - groups of ten or ten thousand or ten million who care about their iPhones, or a political campaign, or a new way to fight global warming.

And so the key question: Who is going to lead us?

The Web can do amazing things, but it can't provide leadership. That still has to come from individuals - people just like you who have a passion about something. The explosion in tribes means that anyone who wants to make a difference now has the tools at her fingertips.

If you think leadership is for other people, think again - leaders come in surprising packages. Consider Joel Spolsky and his international tribe of scary-smart software engineers. Or Gary Vaynerhuck, a wine expert with a devoted following of enthusiasts. Chris Sharma leads a tribe of rock climbers up impossible cliff faces, while Mich Mathews, a VP at Microsoft, runs her internal tribe of marketers from her cube in Seattle. All they have in common is the desire to change things, the ability to connect a tribe, and the willingness to lead.

If you ignore this opportunity, you risk turning into a "sheepwalker" - someone who fights to protect the status quo at all costs, never asking if obedience is doing you (or your organization) any good. Sheepwalkers don't do very well these days.

Tribes will make you think (really think) about the opportunities in leading your fellow employees, customers, investors, believers, hobbyists, or readers....It's not easy, but it's easier than you think.

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    Gare Washington, DC, USA 02-08-09
    Gare Washington, DC, USA 02-08-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Tribes make us special in our own minds..."

    Tribalism has evolved from the genetic, to the regional, to the religious, to the national...to the brand. A good book, but he should have hired a better narrator.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline Harris 11-11-09 Member Since 2016
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    "No innovative scaffolding, one super-trite thesis"

    A 20th century discourse on "Tribes" seemed so promising. This book was a horrible let down, even when buying it using the half-price promotion offer.

    The author states the obvious and employs the phrase "we need you" ad nauseum.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Robin Olson Mayberry 05-30-09
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    "Seth! Seth! Seth! Seth!"

    If the world is formed of tribes, and if all tribes need a leader, then surely Seth Godin is the leader of leaders. This book is so fun, informative and easily digestible that when I got to the end, I immediately hit Play and started it again. Thanks to the ideas and concepts in this book, I've brushed off my blogs and my Facebook account, and I'm working harder than ever to bring my ideas into the world by gathering together those of like minds. Read this book and join the tribe!

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Keron 10-30-09
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    "very thought provoking"

    great work - interesting regardless of your area of expertise. I will definitely be listening to this several times.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deep Reader 12-18-09
    Deep Reader 12-18-09

    Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.

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    "Okay Book"

    It's an okay leadership book. How to stand out from the crowd and whatnot.

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    Amazon Customer Chestnut Hill, MA United States 02-12-17
    Amazon Customer Chestnut Hill, MA United States 02-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "very inspiring and a pretty quick listen.."

    very inspiring and a pretty quick listen. excellent perspective on what it means to be leader

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    "a great pep talk for everyone"

    anyone upset with the status quo needs to listen or read this book. I have relistened to it a couple times while training for a half marathon - it pumps me up!

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    Kate Lockhart San Francisco, CA, US 02-06-17
    Kate Lockhart San Francisco, CA, US 02-06-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic pep talk!"

    If you're looking for inspiration to jump off the cliff because somewhere inside you know you can fly, this short disjointed narrative will give you the umph to do it!

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    Joshua J. 02-05-17
    Joshua J. 02-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Super easy and super motivating"

    I've never been a leader but now I feel that it is possible. Recommended by Omar Zenhom. Did not disappoint.

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    V. Taras 02-02-17
    V. Taras 02-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "important message, little practical advice"

    it is a great message, a great book overall. However, it contains little practical value. It sounds more like a TED talk or an intro to a book.. I'd like to see more information on how to Lea tribes in a modern digital age. tools. examples. DOS and donts

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  • Tamsin Flack
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    "This is my all time favourite book!!!"

    Have you ever stood out from the crowd? Stood up for something you believe in? Gone against the status quo and delivered a win for humanity? If so then this is book is for you. If not then read this book!

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  • Thomasson
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    "An Inspirational Kick up The Backside"

    I'm now doing what I always wanted to do. Leading a small tribe of musicians. Speaking up has never been easy, but with the words of Seth ringing in my ears it's just got a whole lot easier. I no longer feel repressed as I once did, but empowered to lead in a world where women are still denounced and discouraged from taking strong stances and roles that change the world. To hell with the status quo. Life's too short to renege on my vision any more. This was just the catalyst I needed to spark things off. Highly recommended but you'll have to come out of the leadership closet in order to really benefit. This is a book for Doers... Enjoy.😀

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  • Gizmo
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    "inspiring"

    This book, as all Seth Godin programme's, is inspiring especially if you have a passion you want to share.

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  • vincenzo cupello
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    "Brilliant"

    One of the best books I have bought in the last year. Could not stop listening to it. Well written, easy to follow and very interesting. One to listen over and over again. Thank you.

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  • monica
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    "Thank you for restoring my faith!"

    Thank you for allowing me to restore faith in my own vision and goals in leading my team to come

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  • Jeff Anderson
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    "Incredibly Empowering"

    Seth masterfully works his way through the art of leading with driven purpose. With light humour, wit and great examples to bring points to life - it is an impressively inspiring book that can easily be listened to over and over again. At the time of writing this is my second time around and I suspect it will not be the last. Outstanding!

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  • Paul Webb
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    "I'll follow this book...mostly"

    I good insight into leadership. Very ambitious yet simple. I mostly agree with the guys philosophy over ideals & innovation, however at times it can be a 'one size fits all' and no plan B approach.
    Overall the passion and enthusiasm of the author is the books greatest strength. I took a lot from his examples but will not take away everything as gospel.

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    "Only you are holding yourself back"

    A little repetitive perhaps but a good book nonetheless. The core message is that progress is made by heretics and that you can be a leader of change.

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  • Charlee Allison
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    4/12/15
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    "An Excellent Book. A Must Read!"

    Bought this audio book which was recommended to me by Tai Lopez. Listened to it straight away and will be listening to it again to take some serious notes!

    This is a must read for anyone who wants to be a leader of men and build a tribe...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alastair Irvine
    3/25/15
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    "Inspiring"

    Truly motivational stuff from Seth, the worst bit is that I now have to decide whether I am going to be a Leader or not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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