We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us | [Seth Godin]

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

Tribes are groups of people aligned around an idea, connected to a leader and to each other. Tribes make our world work, and always have. The new opportunity is that it's easier than ever to find, organize, and lead a tribe. The Web has enabled an explosion of all kinds of tribes - and created shortage of people to lead them. This is the growth industry of our time. Tribes will help you understand exactly what's at stake, and why YOU can and should lead a tribe of your own.
Regular Price:$14.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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.

©2008 Do You Zoom, Inc.; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (1047 )
5 star
 (386)
4 star
 (344)
3 star
 (203)
2 star
 (76)
1 star
 (38)
Overall
4.0 (487 )
5 star
 (190)
4 star
 (167)
3 star
 (82)
2 star
 (32)
1 star
 (16)
Story
4.0 (494 )
5 star
 (191)
4 star
 (170)
3 star
 (98)
2 star
 (19)
1 star
 (16)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    11-07-10
    11-07-10 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Money better spent elsewhere"

    I am usually satisfied if I get 1 useful idea from a book like this. I listened to this book waiting for a punchline that never came. You know how sometimes when a book is published the author is interviewed on the radio or in print. Often the best parts of the book are contained in that interview. This is one of those cases. If you find a good interview or article about this book you'll get all you need to know. I'll bet you'd get even more from those than from the book itself. Save your money/credits for something else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christine Gin Gin, Australia 06-25-10
    Christine Gin Gin, Australia 06-25-10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    "Inspiring"

    I have studied social science for 20 years. This should be taught in Uni. in this format.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Eric Woodard Alexandria, VA 01-21-09
    Eric Woodard Alexandria, VA 01-21-09 Listener Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    60
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "I really enjoyed this audiobook"

    Seth Godin really hit this one out of the park. I thought he did a great job narrating the text - and the content was new and useful. It was easy, fun, and interesting to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    12-24-09
    12-24-09 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great Book!"

    As a long time entrepreneur I found this book refreshing. Great ideas and very well delivered.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Daniel Basel, Switzerland 10-03-12
    Daniel Basel, Switzerland 10-03-12 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The best audiobook I have ever purchased"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It inspired me to launch my blog that has become highly successful within 4 weeks!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jose Luis Robles Valdes Miami, Florida, US 01-27-09
    Jose Luis Robles Valdes Miami, Florida, US 01-27-09 Member Since 2000
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Tribes"

    In my opinion this book is bad and boring.

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 41-46 of 46 results PREVIOUS145NEXT
Sort by:
  • Grant
    Limekilns, United Kingdom
    10/18/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Tremendous"
    What did you like most about Tribes?

    Godin makes it very clear what won't work, what will, and distils the necessity of leading.

    I'd recommend his blog first if you're not convinced enough to buy. And if you're not convinced because you think it's not long enough (value for money), consider it like a single malt whisky. It'll age well, it's not dilute, and it's invaluable.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't expect a list of tips and tricks.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • L. Santer
    Farnham
    11/3/12
    Overall
    "When the student is ready..."

    I had to drive 15hrs in one day, this book is less than 4hrs long, it contains so much thought provoking information that I didn't have time to finish it; on my drive I was either listening or thinking!



    I have known of Seth for many years, however I have never really 'noticed' Seth, until now. His style is infectious with a perfect balance of left hemisphere and then right hemisphere - like Brian Tracy suggests when communicating; 'windscreen wipers'... left then right then left etc.



    Before reading this book I knew something was required, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Now I know the missing piece of the puzzle is leadership. If you are at the point in your career where you have so much to give but you are still not sure on the 'how' then this book is for you. Although Seth avoids 'how-to' information he provides just enough rope for you to work it out yourself.



    Would I recommend this book? Absolutely. But only if you are ready to hear/read what it means to you - no more hiding, no more shying away, no more fear. I knew I should admire Seth, now I know why I do.



    Enjoy :- )

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • CD
    Meggen, Switzerland
    12/15/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "simplistic motivational book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    American style motivational book: you can do anything of you overcome cour fears.. Unrealistic.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    WIRRAL, United Kingdom
    12/15/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Terrible"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Take one semi common sense idea and repeat over and over and over and over. The whole thing could have fit in one paragraph. Fleshed out into a book in order to con people and make money which sums up Mr Godin's philosophy really.


    What could Seth Godin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Some concrete ideas and steps to succeed would have help. Don't recommend people walk out of their jobs here and now if they are unhappy. Don't tell people not to worry about the product. We don't need factories? How were your books produced and marketed? Who made your smart phone and computers Mr Godin?


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Nope


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • G. Swann
    Morecambe, United Kingdom
    3/3/12
    Overall
    "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.

    1 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-5 of 5 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.