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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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    DanMerrell 02-21-17
    DanMerrell 02-21-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Love it! Brilliant!"

    Brilliant content for anyone looking to make a tremendous difference and change in this world.

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    Tali 02-20-17
    Tali 02-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Hmmm..."

    Good book. Narrator is no good. Zero character. Content is okay though. Maybe I'm just not ready to hear what he is saying

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    Erik Britt-Webb Chestnut Hill, MA United States 02-12-17
    Erik Britt-Webb Chestnut Hill, MA United States 02-12-17 Member Since 2017
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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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    avid reader 02-08-17
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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. T. 02-02-17
    V. T. 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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    Happy 01-29-17
    Happy 01-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    Would you listen to Tribes again? Why?

    Inspiring and uplifting for anyone who is a maverick leader and anyone who sees that something better is possible in the world and is willing to do something about it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Seth's Authenticity and Passion.


    Have you listened to any of Seth Godin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    just his blogs which are great but I don't read them often, maybe now I will.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Seth's definition of leadership and other definitions which are changing as our world is changing.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you!

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    Deborah D. 01-19-17
    Deborah D. 01-19-17
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    "I would not recommend"

    I read this book for a post graduate course and I'm not sure what I was supposed to get out of it. The book was one idea told 30 only minimally different ways. The entire book could have been a paragraph... or maybe just a sentence. It read more like a self-help book... It was painful to endure... thankfully it is very short!!

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    Meghan 01-04-17
    Meghan 01-04-17
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    "All the things I suspected...."

    Put more eloquently than I'm able to state them with seeds of even more ideas sprinkled throughout.

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    "Makes you Think! Makes you Do!"

    Could make you feel guilty that you've not taken the decision to lead a tribe earlier!! Make the decision now. David

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  • G. Swann
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    "Rubbish"

    This book title leads people to believe it is about remote tribes that have never met the outside world & its modern day influences. The only thing this book has taught me is to thoroughly read the book description before wasting valuable credits on wasted material which both takes up money & wasted memory.
    Just beware people to read the total book description people so the same doesn't happen to you.

    3 of 18 people found this review helpful

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