Book Review: Tribes

You have to read this book!!! I would rank it in the top 3 leadership books I’ve ever read! I just recently heard of and started following the author, Seth Godin. I would strongly recommend you reading his blog on a daily basis.

Here are some of my key take aways from the book:

  • For the first time ever, everyone in an organization – not just the boss is expected to lead
  • Suddenly, in today’s world – the oldest brands are no longer the fastest growing, the most experienced business people are no longer the most successful, and the safest jobs are not safe anymore.
  • Life is too short to make mediocre stuff and hate what you do all day
    • You don’t have enough time to be unhappy and mediocre
  • We choose not to be remarkable because we’re worried about criticism

  • Trying to lead everyone results in leading no one in particular
  • You can worry about most people all day, but I promise they’re not worried about you
  • The only one holding you back from becoming the kind of person who changes things is: lack of faith
  • The art of leadership is understanding what you can’t compromise on
  • When you hire amazing people and give them freedom – they do amazing things
  • The organizations that need innovation the most are the ones that do the most to stop it from happening
  • Being charismatic doesn’t make you a leader, being a leader makes you charismatic
  • If you organization requires success before commitment, it will never have either
  • We need You to lead Us!

Final Grade: A+ – a Must Read!! Buy it here!


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