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Tribes Audiobook

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Romaine Harris 08-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing"

    My thoughts are that Seth Godin has the future of business and movements accurately described.

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    Aunt Tee Tee 08-12-16
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    "Such a good recording I ran to buy the book."

    This is a recording I will listen to over and over again. I also had to buy the book. Inspirational and thought provoking. Reminds me of a quote from John Lewis - If not us, then who? If not now, then when?

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    Daniel 08-10-16
    Daniel 08-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good reading!!"

    Excellent book. It is a must read for future leaders. Specially for those who think that leaders are born and not made.

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    g_luck 07-27-16
    g_luck 07-27-16
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    "Rip off of the classic "Good to Great""

    I typically don't take the time to write reviews, but I truly despise people with the gall to rip off true innovators and pass it off as their own. In my opinion: "Tribes" is an un-original rip off of the business classic "Good to Great" by Jim Collins. "Good to Great" was an MBA staple back when I was in business school. Seth Godin should be ashamed. He seems to have taken the core principles from Good to Great and simply created silly new buzz words as his addition. There used to be a time when a persons unique work was respected rather than ripped off. Sad.

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    Michael 07-25-16
    Michael 07-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Overall great"

    I would say overall this was great. But slamming organized religion I believe was not necessary. My religion helps me develop my faith in Christ that helps me overcome obstacles and encourages me to seek truth. I have found peace and happiness through it. The irony of Seth Godin's 'tribes' is that they ultimately do take the form of religion in a sense. If one were to found any old tribe and become obsessed over it would that not be there god and religion? Still overall a great read about leadership and making a change.

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    William Bryan 07-22-16
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    What would have made Tribes better?

    I spent an hour waiting for analysis or support to come along. None came. Its as if Seth was just some guy at the lunch table ranting about his idea on Tribes. Worst part is that instead of his ideas being engaging, they are repetitive and boring.

    Irritating/Frustrating would be the best words to describe this book. The thesis makes sense, Seth Godin just doesn't defend or support the idea in depth. The delivery of the content does not help at all. It is as if Godin is trying to sell the listener on the ideas the whole time like the ideas are a used car. I would much prefer if Godin had laid out a logical, detailed idea. Instead, Tribes comes up lacking. This is the first book that I had to stop listening to because it was just so terrible.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Seth Godin again?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It was like he was hard selling the content the entire time.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Frustration, Irritation


    Any additional comments?

    First book I have stopped listening to because it was so bad.

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    George 07-17-16
    George 07-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "If you think outside the box, you are not alone."

    Enjoy this book then go and change the world. Don't let the bastards get you down! Thanks Seth, we really enjoy your vision.

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    Joi 07-01-16
    Joi 07-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    Very informative. Filled with great examples of leadership. Directs you to a path to become a leader.

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    Raoul Nijmegen, Netherlands 06-22-16
    Raoul Nijmegen, Netherlands 06-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A great thought leader"

    Seth has the ability to really tell a story with practical examples. Thank you for your great books!

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    Donnie 06-21-16
    Donnie 06-21-16
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    "Great perspective on leadership"

    Seth once again hits a relevant issue without getting bogged down in fluff. Will listen to again!

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