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1.0 out of 5 stars Incoherent Ramblings, February 22, 2009
This review is from: Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us (Hardcover)
I am giving this book one star because I have nothing positive to say about. I gave the book a serious go but after a while it became irritating to continue reading. Allow me to elaborate.

One of my biggest complaints with this book is the author's tendency to make sweeping claims which in itself isn't entirely bad. The bad kicks in when the author does not even make an effort to back up these claims. In between these generalities, Godin throws in every day statements which shows no insight whatsoever.

There is no logical sequence to the different sections. I cannot even call it a true stream of conscious writing because one section does not logically lead to another. Godin suffers this fault even within a section. Reading the first paragraph of certain sections and the last paragraph will serve only to confuse as they often do not belong together.

I did gather from my reading that the author believes we all have what it takes to be a leader - each and every one of us. Why be a follower when you could be a leader? Gather fans - true fans. Exactly 1000 true fans will cut it no matter what field you're in. Out with the old and established. In with the new and stylish.

That's a sample of the rubbish that Mr. Godin proposes. I did him a favor by organizing it into a more coherent message. He seems to level his support behind being a bandwagon jumper. He embraces new technologies and in the next section, claims that Twitter's popularity is short lived.

Please heed this warning and do not waste your time with this book of ramblings.
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