Seth Godin recently wrote a book called Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us. He’s using the word “tribe” in the general sense to mean any community with a shared bond. (Kyeli’s face is on the inside front cover of Seth’s book! It’s so cool!) As soon as the book was pre-released, Seth also launched an invite-only social networking site called Triiibes, open only to readers of his blog who pre-ordered the book.
Triiibes turned out to be a friendly, fun group of people with an amazing talent for getting shit done. And here, my friends, is an example of that. We co-authored an e-book on the concept of tribes, which Seth released today as a counterpart to his book. Each of the co-authors wrote a case study on a particular tribe or a particular aspect of the nature of tribes.
You can download the e-book in PDF format here, or by clicking on the burning building. Feel free to share it, but don’t change it or sell it.
- My case study, Bi Poly Kinky Pagan Gamer Geeks, is on page 139.
- Megan’s, On Diversity, is on page 77.
- My friend Joe Noonan wrote one called A Pitcher of Heroes on page 143.
- Anne McCrossan, Galaxy Zoo – The Tribe That Looks Out For Us, page 34.
- Lori Hoeck, The Tribe That Deals With Life, Death, and Chaos, page 213.
- Becky Blanton, The Butterfly Effect, page 140. She’ll be making a guest post here soon!
- Trish Lambert, Bluewater Cruising, page 168.
- Ed Welch, KOTOR – When Star Wars Tribes and Gaming Tribes Overlap, page 12.
- CoCreatr Bernd Nurnberger, The Ride of Silence, page 25.
There are over 100 case studies in the e-book; those are just the ones written by my friends. I plan on reading a couple each time my feed reader runs out of the internet, until I make it all the way through. (: