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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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    The Mrs. Texas 03-29-17
    The Mrs. Texas 03-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "My first Seth Godin book definitely but not my last"

    The title is a little misleading. This book is truly about effective leadership and is full of examples of movements started by effective leaders. Should be required reading for anyone looking to make a difference in the world.

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    Amazon Customer 03-27-17
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    "good book on the very essence of leadership"

    good buck onthe the very essence of leadefship - finding people to follow you. great nuggets of wisdom throughout book but presented in somewhat uncohesive way.

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    Vinny 03-21-17
    Vinny 03-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I've gifted this book 3 times since reading it!!"
    Where does Tribes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks easily among my top 3 audio books. I have since purchased the physical book and refer back to it from time to time.


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    Ben Barlow 03-14-17
    Ben Barlow 03-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent book! Confirmed I'm on the right path!"

    Loved the book! great insight as to the reality of the world we live in and the way people think and purchase.

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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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    WIRRAL, United Kingdom
    12/15/13
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    "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


    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    7/21/17
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    "Galvanizing"

    Great galvanizing message. If youre ready for it, I think you'll agree. This was an amazing deal.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • M. Khimani
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    7/18/17
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    "Wake up call"

    Set has managed to dissolve the excuses I had to do what I believe in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/30/17
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    "Seth Godin gives me permission to be brave!"

    At a time when I am deciding whether to stay in my well paid comfortable job or go out on my own following my passions - Seths words have injected enough belief and confidence in myself not to be swayed by the status quo of popular opinion! I'm going for it! Thank you Seth

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  • kaisbadran
    6/23/17
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    "Great"
    Would you listen to Tribes again? Why?

    Yes, insightful and full of great ideas


    What about Seth Godin’s performance did you like?

    I always like to way he speaks and presents


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  • Amazon Customer
    8/24/15
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    "Emotional commitenta of leadership"

    Good book that covers a generic view of the key drivers behind leadership. Belief and wholeheartedness seem to be the orders of the day. Not a world changer for me... Lacked some inspiration which Seth so keenly talks about.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Grant
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    10/18/13
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    "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.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Owi
    1/30/17
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    "Lead with a strong clear manifesto"

    The author shares insight required to lead in this social media dominated times. The stories and examples also encourages involvement to influence changes.. A good read!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • John
    9/16/17
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    "Reads like a parody of self-improvent"

    Unfortunately I did not enjoy the content and ideas behind this book which ordered nothing new. It reads like a parody of the genre.
    The impression I had was that it was written through a systematic bunch of Google searches.

    I have to give credit to the author for managing to get me to buy it though with the impression it might have something profound beneath it's cover. Nice one Seth!

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  • Joshua Gerrard
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    8/31/17
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    "Could be even shorter"

    This book can be summarised as "get up and do it", littered with examples of people doing just that and why people are holding back.

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