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.
©2008 Do You Zoom, Inc.; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
very inspiring and a pretty quick listen. excellent perspective on what it means to be leader
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!
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!
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
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.
Seth's Authenticity and Passion.
just his blogs which are great but I don't read them often, maybe now I will.
Seth's definition of leadership and other definitions which are changing as our world is changing.
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!!
"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
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.
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