“who are you upsetting?”

amy posted this May 19th, 2009 | filed under: booky things, discovery, general, inspire me! | no comments »

so despite being a librarian, i read very few books. i get most of my information from blogs, magazines, journals, podcasts, and talking to people (some of whom are writing books). some days i think this is a huge failure on my part, and i remember hearing something about multitaskers actually being unable to focus on anything for longer than 5 minutes…

<bad pun> wow, i’d really like some candy right now. </bad pun>

i own Clay Shirky‘s Here Comes Everybody – but i read maybe a few pages at a time, because they are just so dense. (i’m not the only one that feels that way. one of the Media Hacks guys – Mitch Joel maybe – faces the same issue.) and i have a copy of Seth Godin‘s Tribes (bit of a fangirl since seeing him speak at SLA last year) but again… yet to break the spine on the book.

but TED just posted Seth Godin’s most recent chat about tribes, and it rocks as much as i hoped it would. at the end he posts three questions about leading a tribe.

  1. who are you upsetting? if you’re not upsetting anyone, you’re not changing the status quo.
  2. who are you connecting? cuz that’s what a lot of people are in it for.
  3. who are you leading? cuz focusing on the leading is where change comes from.

i need to think about a few things…

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