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A real shame,
This review is from: Tribes: We need you to lead us (Paperback)I think the 5 star reviews of this book must have been from friends, family and publishers, because this book is a real wasted opportunity and I'm surprised that this kind of work still gets published.
The concept and approach is interesting, but the way that it has been covered is very poor.
The book is basically made up of a series of personal observations and anecdotal evidence. Where is the research? Where are the original insights? Where are the statistics to back any of these observations up? And most importantly, where is the self-awareness or grace to realise that just because your own "tribe" hangs on your every word, does not mean that a wider audience will.
Perhaps this is the main lesson of the book. Easily accessible mass communication tools have given people with little experience or skill the chance to appeal to a group of like minded people by sharing mutually relevant experiences. The major communications channels still need filling with real insight, authenticity and dedication their topic.
This book is missing all of these because the author simply isn't up to the job.