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It could have been so much better,
This review is from: Tribes: We need you to lead us (Paperback)The difference between a book and a blog is that a book has a narrative or an argument; whereas a blog is a series of thoughts, not necessarily connected.
And narrative is what's lacking in this book. Like Seth's other works, it seems to have been taken from blogs written over time. Many of the headings cover similar ground, so the book becomes repetitive.
And because there's no argument, the central idea of the book never really develops. Seth just keeps looking at the subject from different angles.
This is frustrating, and it's a shame, because Seth Godin is an original thinker and this book is a good example of the clarity with which he can see 21st issues, especially as they relate to the online world.
Seth also shies away from making any practical suggestions about how to create a Tribe.
However, the book is good on Leadership. If you're interested in that subject, it's not a bad read.
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Initial post: 18 Mar 2012 16:21:15 GMT
G. Weirs says:
a) Seth isn't shying away from anything. It's typically the reader who shies away from tackling the implementation of good leadership within the context of their own businesses. I don't believe the onus should be on the author to solve our problems for us. I believe it's the author's job to provide food for thought, seeds of creativity and perhaps the tools to solve a problem with, but the onus is on the reader to think for themselves, to solve their own problems creatively, and to implement what they learn into their businesses, personal lives or whatever they're struggling with.
b) Seth should be looking it the subject from different angles because there isn't any one right way of doing things.
c) Of course it's been taken from blog articles. He's just put the main points together into a neat format so the reader won't need to Google information that has been scattered across the Internet.
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