Good book, lots of common sense in there about leadership Did he tell me anything I didn t know, not sure But I definitely feel inspired after reading it I like to think of myself as a heretic, which is why the book resounded so well with me I agreed with his philosophy and loved all the examples in the book too It was amazing and awe inspiring to read about so many different leaders ones who s businesses I already knew of and yet hadn t heard their stories This is a great book for anyone who has an idea and wants to lead a change. 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 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 ReadersIt S Not Easy, But It S Easier Than You Think A collection of thoughts and blog posts Didn t really develop the idea of building a tribe or how to do it Not Seth s best work Buy his, Icarus Deception instead The key messages that I ve come away with are 1 Responding to new changing environments is better than reacting, but even better is to initiate Very true whether over a business plan or change in plan initiating is the 21st century way to go.2 It s never been so easy to lead google, blogs etc and it s better for your tribe to find you and to give them what they want rather than trying to artificially create a tribe for your own purposes Seth correct me if I ve misunderstood.As a Godin fan I m happy to read his open style on almost any subject Any longer and the book would be repeating itself just the right length to read on a plane. I loved This book and every leader should read it It s very inspiring and gives motivation that we need to go forward with vision and ideas The only reason I don t give 5stars is because it gets repetitive towards the end but very happy with it Did you ever feel so passionate about something you wanted to start a movement.I know I have and this book will show you that the world needs people like you and me to do just that The world needs people with well meaning passion to bring like minded people together to find new ways of being, new ways of living, new ways of making the most out of this beautiful world we can call our own.Have you ever heard the one about no man is an island and how much we can achieve if we do things together, if we join forces to collaborate to achieve things we know are right and we want for ourselves and our communities This book will encourage you to step off your island and gather your people to you How to reach out to people who are hungry to make connections and change things for the better.Do you ever feel you are sleep walking through life and it s passing you by far too quickly That one day you ll look up and it will be too late to do anything meaningful that you can look back on and treasure This book will show you how you can t afford to keep on complying and accepting the status quo, making do and putting up with things that get you down and make your life a misery.If you have a passion for what you want to do and the drive to make it happen, there is a tribe of fellow employees, or customers, or investors, or readers, just waiting for you to connect them with each other and lead them where they want to go.Go build your tribe and make something truly remarkable happen I BOUGHT THIS BOOK for three main reasons Seth Godin has a good reputation in the blogging world I had heard him on Tribes in a TED talk and I was looking for some helpful basics on how to think about putting a Blog community of supporters together.My focus isessentially on book writing, reviewing, publishing and marketing, so initially I found Tribes less helpful than I d expected.In historical and anthropological terms, a tribe is a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognised leader Google defn A traditional tribal group generally has no written language, only the spoken word and not unusually, there are different recognised roles for men and women and children in traditional societies.But I also understand the general direction in which Godin s Tribes is heading, and with a different definition A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea Godin s understanding of present day tribes in advanced societies focuses on members who are in possession of sophisticated hardware and software to create on line rather than face to face communities These are Godin s Tribes who might never meet face to face, and are vastly different to older, anthropological communities where the lives of tribal members are constantly at risk and total commitment to a tribe is vital.For one thing, in the new world of Godin s Tribes , we can simultaneously belong to any number of different tribes if we so choose We can drop in and out as each one chooses The commitment level feels very different, as the modern Tribes are much communities of mutual interest than communities of kinship With so much done for free and given freely, creating a new Tribe becomes, in Godin s words an act of generosity.What struck me most is the role of leadership in the Tribes that Godin refers to.Here, leadership is not traditional command and control, etc, but someone or someones who has the vision, pursues it, and draws together a community of mutual interest for the journey It takes a great deal of leadership vision and commitment to start a new Tribe, which presumably is what every present day author now needs to do and the new tools are, in essence, the shifting landscape of social media platforms.So the encouragement and vision that Godin gives is worth the 4 stars I ve given Tribes.But, whether I am closer to my own goal to draw together and createa new Tribe around a new theme that has multiple dimensions, is still far from clear Rob Mackintosh