Tribes

Tribes

We Need You to Lead Us

Audiobook CD - 2008
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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 joined tribes, be they religious, ethnic, 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 and enabling new tribes to be born--groups of ten or ten million who care about a political campaign, or a new way to fight global warming.

Who is going to lead all these tribes? 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 passion about something. Anyone who wants to make a difference now has the tools at their fingertips.

If you think leadership is for other people, think again--leaders come in surprising packages. Ignore an opportunity to lead and 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 for leading your fellow employees, customers, investors, believers, hobbyists, readers.... It's not easy, but it's easier than you probably imagine.

Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, 2008.
Edition: Unabridged, Library edition
ISBN: 9781423374107
142337410X
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK CD 658.4092 GODIN S
658.4/092 22
Characteristics: 3 audio discs (4 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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1aa
Jul 02, 2016

A brief and somewhat repetitive book about self-forming groups and how to participate in them, and to some extent lead them, as well as telling the listener what to avoid doing.

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bradenbost
May 24, 2016

I'm not sure if this book is overpraised or if I'm just dense. There were some interesting case studies here, and some insightful ways to look at leading and marketing in the internet era, but I'm not walking away with a whole new approach to anything.

Seth Godin's voice is pretty distracting, too.

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jlwayne6503
Feb 01, 2016

I was looking for ideas on Leadership and Seth Godin some what right about leadership is about making change and challenging the status quo. The quality of Tribes' substance is in line of fairy tale sales pitch you would get at an seminar. Bad business advice also pitching ivory tower jobs versus building a sound business. Factory jobs or dirty jobs have to be done too! Read or listen to John C. Maxwell's book or audiobooks instead for Leadership.

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jkrambeck
Feb 12, 2013

Great book about leaders and followers and why you should become your own leader.

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Feb 12, 2013

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