Community Wins: 21 Thoughts on Building a Thriving Online Tribe Kindle Edition
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He lives with his wife, Erica, and their two children, Kylie and Parker, in Lancaster County, PA.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is constructed in a workbook format in order to be the most helpful tool it can be. With 21 chapters, there's plenty of application to go around and with this insightful manual in hand, you can be well on your way to creating a thriving tribe of your own. I take notes on almost every book I pick up and I can't tell you the last time I took 5 pages of notes on one title. In two nights with Community Wins, I finished with 12 pages filled. If 12 pages of newfound insights aren't enough to jumpstart any project, then I don't know what is.
Community Wins was a fantastic, practical, and actively applicable read. I 6 Star recommend it. Amazon's holding me down.
(Just beware of the giant man-eating raccoons that Bryan subliminally hid in the text. He told me himself. But you should be good)
In a direct but positive way, Allain gives anyone attempting to grow a blog, website or platform of any kind a set of directions to building not just community, but online community. Much of it is taken from his own experiences of building communities, running conferences and juggling them a full-time job - and he has lessons which all of us need to hear.
Allain understands the importance of community in making a difference. None of us can go through life on our own, and we cannot make an impact on our own either. Allain gets this completely, and proceeds to show us exactly how we can both build community and make an impact.
What really makes `Community Wins' stand out is not simply in it's short, easy-to-follow chapters. It comes when Allain at the end of each chapter invites the reader to take on challenges of their own.
To answer difficult questions about the relevant topic.
Big questions, which demand honest answers.
The book demands you engage with it. It expects you to respond, not simply sit down and take it all in. If a person is to get the full benefit of this book, you have no option but to participate and engage with it.
Without doubt, I have learned more from fully engaging with this book than I ever would simply from just reading it and putting it down.
Allain hits you head on with questions like
"What drives me to get my ideas out there?Read more ›
I have read several books on the same topic and they have been useful. What I liked about Community Wins is the practical nature of the information.
There is a fabulous balance of inspiration and application. Anyone who has little or no knowledge about how to create a platform or find their own "tribe" will be guided in ways to start effectively. For the experienced, there is a whole new dimension for them to explore in what it means to go "deep", "wide" or even "higher" in their growth.
So, don't just take it from me, get your own copy and "get your read" on--you won't be disappointed!
The chapters are short enough to absorb quickly, and each one ends with a set of questions to answer about your own business, community or "tribe". He offers very practical suggestions, sprinkled with humor and good sense.
I really like the authentic and humble attitude that Bryan Allain writes with. It makes him feel like an approachable, honest and trustworthy friend who is happy to share his hard-won experience with you.
Brian Allain is hilarious. His writing is witty and if you follow each word as you read, you will find several random side comments, thoughts and references that are just brilliant. I have a feeling Mr. Allain and I could have loads of fun over lunch some day. His random "squirrel" moments remind me a lot of my often easily distracted self. When it comes to the author, great writing.
Community Wins is a great resource. It's not a book about community or a self-help book. This is a workbook of sorts to help you build, engage and grow an online "tribe". Based on my experience over the years, it's all legit. There are strong principles with each "assignment" to get you really thinking about what you need to do before you do it. It's so important to really understand your vision, gifts and passions before ever launching for example. The delivery is well done and it's worth the read. If you are looking to launch an online project or strengthen one that you have already started, I really do recommend Community Wins as a workbook to help you get going.
I found this a very good read because it's an area that I wrestle with. I find a tension that exists between building a community and simply chasing numbers. I think you need to be very, very careful as you build an online community around your blog and social media. I'm sure that I've made several mistakes in this delicate balance over the years. I regularly try to remind myself and stay grounded in the fact that this is an outlet for me.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this book a little basic, a little fun, and for the price, not so bad. Allain appears to be writing for maybe an older audience than myself (mid-20s) and those raised in a... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Skylar Goldman
I love love love the simple action steps on each chapter. What a helpful, thoughtful, challenging book. Highly recommended. Worth every penny.Published 15 months ago by Hans Schiefelbein
Pretty vacuous. Like this review. (Hey, if he can get away with writing a "book" like this, I can get away with a review.)Published 21 months ago by Rodney Johnson
I just finished Bryan Allain's ebook, Community Wins: 21 Thoughts on Building a Thriving Online Tribe, and if you like thought provoking questions along with action items for the... Read morePublished on December 11, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Bryan has effectively destroyed many of the obstacles I was allowing to hold me back from many projects. Without those excuses, I have nothing but to start.Published on June 9, 2013 by Jason
This is one of the best practical guides to building community I have ever seen! It's proven to not just be a quick read to help me understand certain ideas, but it's also a... Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by Dan King
This is a great ebook. I recommend it for anyone looking to engage more people online through their blog. Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by Beth Morey
A home run of a book about working to develop your personal tribe.
Contains suggested actions and also discusses the passions and dreams needed to develop a tribe. Read more
What a great book! I love the action steps at the end of each chapter. It's not just a read through. Brian makes you stop and think. Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by Sundi Jo Graham