What I’m Reading: Tribes by Seth Godin

A more accurate post title would be: Tribes: What I Read Last Week

I’m a binge reader. I’ll go months without reading, then read one book after the other for several weeks in a row. I also apply the same method to the consumption of Haribo Gummy Bears. Don’t judge.


“It’s a great book! A quick read! I learned a bunch!” -The FIH

Tribes is about leadership. Whether you like it or not, you’re probably a leader.

You can’t really talk about leadership without talking about fear and criticism. Here’s a snippet from Godin:

We choose not to be remarkable because we’re worried about criticism.

If a critic tells you, “I don’t like it” or “This is disappointing”, he’s done no good at all. In fact, quite the opposite is true. He’s used his power to injure without giving any information to help you do better next time… he’s being a coward, because there’s no way to challenge his opinion.

Here’s one of my favorites about failure:

The desire to fail on the way to reaching a bigger goal is the untold secret of success.

Finally, as someone who is SO SICK of the status quo (YUCK! BOO. HISS.) I particularly appreciated reading this:

Once you choose to lead, you’ll be under huge pressure to reconsider your choice, to compromise, to dumb it down, or to give up.  Of course you will.  That’s the world’s job:  to get you to be quiet and follow.  The status quo is the status quo for a reason.

How did I discover such a great book? When my former OPRF Life blog was reborn into Fashionista In Hiding I had lots of help.  Lindsay Humes designed this site and is also the founder of White Oak Creative.  She recommended Tribes to her tribe in this post.

How I’ve missed you so, Dear Reader.  Thanks for reading!

Reconcile Your Style!

xo The FIH

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    1. Jim

      I for one would never judge anyone for consuming Haribo Gummy Bears (even with both fists)!

      Thanks for the addition to my 2017 reading list! Happy New Year and happy blogging!

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