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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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    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    V. T. 02-02-17
    V. T. 02-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "important message, little practical advice"

    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

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    Happy 01-29-17
    Happy 01-29-17
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    "Excellent"
    Would you listen to Tribes again? Why?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Seth's Authenticity and Passion.


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

    just his blogs which are great but I don't read them often, maybe now I will.


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

    Seth's definition of leadership and other definitions which are changing as our world is changing.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Keri W. 01-19-17
    Keri W. 01-19-17
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    "I would not recommend"

    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!!

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    Meghan 01-04-17
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    "All the things I suspected...."

    Put more eloquently than I'm able to state them with seeds of even more ideas sprinkled throughout.

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    Amin 12-21-16
    Amin 12-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Iconic!!! I almost listened to opinion of negative"

    comments, but just bought this book, to give it a try, and I can say, that this book is THE BEST BOOK ON LEADERSHIP, I'VE EVER READ.
    Prestory of buying this book, was huge lesson for me too. I just understood, that you have to listen to yourself, and don't listen to anybody elses opinion. It would be so ridiculous if I would miss this book, only because some negative guy, with no life and full of bs, said that voice was not that good, or context was only for newbies, or some another nonsense thing, just because he likes to live among his negative opinions. Ok, too much about this.
    Book itself is iconic, and I never heard, nothing like this before. I can say, that it definetly changed my view on leadership, people and life as a whole. Thank you soo much, Seth. There is soo much value that you provided in this book. I really appreciate your effort, and have to say, that it works!!! Thank you!!!

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    Ann Marie Moore Nicaragua 12-18-16
    Ann Marie Moore Nicaragua 12-18-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Challenged to Lead"

    Very encouraging to any area where you desire to make a difference in. It is a book you listen to with your personal vision in mind. Yes, you may encounter some resistance from your own self because taking this step in leading a tribe is a matter of faith. You won't get a step-by-step "how to" but you will recieve an energetic doze of making what you see as probable into a reality.

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    Michael 12-02-16
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    "A truly inspiring call to lead in the modern day"

    I love the inspiring nature of this book to call out and motivate leaders to rise up in our modern era. create a tribe and empower and allow leaders to be heretics for new growth and change for the organization

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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?<br/>


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

    Nope


    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    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 6 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.<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>


    Any additional comments?

    Don't expect a list of tips and tricks.

    8 of 12 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Khimani
    Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
    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.

    0 of 0 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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  • MR51CUK
    6/29/17
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    "His way or the highway"

    Throughout the book the author touched on some great ideas then unfortunately rambled on aimlessly.
    Very negative ideas and I got the impression that if you didn't agree he thinks you're an idiot!
    Lots of quotes and stories that have been told hundreds of times before.
    Great idea but far too much waffle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Niall
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    6/24/17
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    "Not what i expected."
    What could Seth Godin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing, i don't think.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Seth Godin?

    Yes.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment and confusion.


    Any additional comments?

    Not the kind of topic i thought it was about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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


    0 of 0 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!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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