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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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    Gare Washington, DC, USA 02-08-09
    Gare Washington, DC, USA 02-08-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Tribes make us special in our own minds..."

    Tribalism has evolved from the genetic, to the regional, to the religious, to the national...to the brand. A good book, but he should have hired a better narrator.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Khulan Pleasant Hill, CA, USA 01-14-09
    Khulan Pleasant Hill, CA, USA 01-14-09
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    "the worst audio book ever"

    I never write reviews. But this book was so bad I had to warn others.

    First of all the narration was awful. But I decided to listen further hoping the content is better than the narrator. It was a jumble of obvious and same old ideas. Do not waste your money and time on this book.

    23 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    Robin Olson Mayberry 05-30-09
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    "Seth! Seth! Seth! Seth!"

    If the world is formed of tribes, and if all tribes need a leader, then surely Seth Godin is the leader of leaders. This book is so fun, informative and easily digestible that when I got to the end, I immediately hit Play and started it again. Thanks to the ideas and concepts in this book, I've brushed off my blogs and my Facebook account, and I'm working harder than ever to bring my ideas into the world by gathering together those of like minds. Read this book and join the tribe!

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Keron 10-30-09
    Keron 10-30-09
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    "very thought provoking"

    great work - interesting regardless of your area of expertise. I will definitely be listening to this several times.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deep Reader 12-18-09
    Deep Reader 12-18-09

    Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.

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    "Okay Book"

    It's an okay leadership book. How to stand out from the crowd and whatnot.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Raymon F. Jackson Detroit, MI 07-24-17
    Raymon F. Jackson Detroit, MI 07-24-17 Member Since 2017

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    "great book!!!!"

    great book, very detailed for understanding. Most leaders need to take action and not waste there gift by not doing anything and this book will help

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    Kindle Customer 07-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Are you the status quo? Read this."

    I didn't get as much out of this book as hoped but I also believe I already had learned much of the knowledge prior and already think this way naturally. If you are someone who is comfortable with following rules and being status quo but want to make a difference and changes, then this is a good book for you. Or, if you are just beginning your career path/journey, this is a great book for you.

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    andre lafayette, co, United States 07-17-17
    andre lafayette, co, United States 07-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "brilliant"

    love Seth godin and his approach to business his experience and ability to teach. permission marketing next.

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    Lynn 07-13-17
    Lynn 07-13-17
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    "Read this book if you're looking to lead"

    Seth Godin nailed the concept of leadership in his book Tribes. When you listen you understand leadership in the correct context, which no other book has given. Looking to lead or a current leader, no matter what level, read this book

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    Michael Kole Ann Arbor, MI 07-08-17
    Michael Kole Ann Arbor, MI 07-08-17 Member Since 2017

    Avid reader, turning to avid listener.

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    "Never enough of Seth"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, anything by Seth Godin is "golden". His story telling ability and cognitive skills are fantastic. His analogies and examples really drive the points in simple terms. Makes you say hmmm quite a bit.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


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    "Absolutely Superb"
    What did you like most about Tribes?

    Brilliant, inspiring, an absolute tonic


    What did you like best about this story?

    very simple message, but rousing examples help overcome resistance for us to take our opportunity in the world!! lets go......


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

    as good as always, first class


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

    many, every 2 minutes Im saving a clip of inspiration, just too many good real examples to choose from


    Any additional comments?

    buy it, listen to it, act on it and pass it on, change the world for yourself and the people you care about.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • vincenzo cupello
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    "Brilliant"

    One of the best books I have bought in the last year. Could not stop listening to it. Well written, easy to follow and very interesting. One to listen over and over again. Thank you.

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  • monica
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    "Thank you for restoring my faith!"

    Thank you for allowing me to restore faith in my own vision and goals in leading my team to come

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jeff Anderson
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    "Incredibly Empowering"

    Seth masterfully works his way through the art of leading with driven purpose. With light humour, wit and great examples to bring points to life - it is an impressively inspiring book that can easily be listened to over and over again. At the time of writing this is my second time around and I suspect it will not be the last. Outstanding!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Webb
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    "I'll follow this book...mostly"

    I good insight into leadership. Very ambitious yet simple. I mostly agree with the guys philosophy over ideals & innovation, however at times it can be a 'one size fits all' and no plan B approach.
    Overall the passion and enthusiasm of the author is the books greatest strength. I took a lot from his examples but will not take away everything as gospel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
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    7/22/15
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    "Only you are holding yourself back"

    A little repetitive perhaps but a good book nonetheless. The core message is that progress is made by heretics and that you can be a leader of change.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charlee Allison
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    4/12/15
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    "An Excellent Book. A Must Read!"

    Bought this audio book which was recommended to me by Tai Lopez. Listened to it straight away and will be listening to it again to take some serious notes!

    This is a must read for anyone who wants to be a leader of men and build a tribe...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alastair Irvine
    3/25/15
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    "Inspiring"

    Truly motivational stuff from Seth, the worst bit is that I now have to decide whether I am going to be a Leader or not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    1/19/15
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L. Santer
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    "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 :- )

    9 of 18 people found this review helpful

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