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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There are no silver bullets in this book. Not three step guide about how to generate change. This is a book of beginnings, starts, propolutions, ideas to ignite the fire in all of us to take up the opportunity and lead. You may not agree with everything Godin writes or says, but you certainly can't ignore it.
I believe this book is a must for anyone involved in or starting a movement. There so much more than just an idea, lots of people have ideas but to create a Tribe that shifts the tide is key.
Definitely enjoyed and felt encouraged by this book. Great author with many real world insights. Would recommend this book to anyone who is feeling called to be a leader but unsure of the path.
Nothing groundbreaking and presented in a boring way.
Hard to say because it didn't feel like it had been arranged into 'scenes'.
A waste of time listening to this and I can't work out how to return it!
Everything in the book is great, and goes along with many other books that I have read.
His accent is pretty heavy and it just killed me every time he said "huge," or "human." Because he says "Yuge," and "Yuman." I know I'm being really picky, but I just really didn't like the way he read this book.
Tribes is the kind of book that seems good at first. Seth Godin provides a great concept and a few examples right away which bring you lots of value. But then, the book really just starts to drag on after that. The remaining 2/3 of the book is Godin telling you the exact same thing, over and over. This book would have been better as a long-form blog post. The concept is good, but once it's laid out, there's nothing left but filler.
It is really difficult to concentrate on a book. Just this repetetiveness of the word "huge" without an "h" ... the way he reads it with so much "pointing out" and exclamations everywhere. They need to hire a proper narrator. He gives too much of his heart into it.
As for the subject. It seams so "old news" and would be enouf to post it in his blog or write an article. And so many names were used just for the sake of using them, without actually getting somewhere.
This is a kind of a book you'll drop in the middle and will not give a @#$ about what is he going to tell next.
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