Tag Archives: tribes

Movements all start somewhere, just look at Ferrari (before you turn the key)

July 15th, 2010

I was reading (yet again) another article on the latest Ferrari coming out and it struck me.  That this movement, the Ferrari movement, it started from somewhere.  Yes there was a time before Ferrari.

And I know that sounds dead obvious but step back a second.  And relook.

There was a time before Apple; before Ferrari, before Justin Bieber – and what that means is what they’ve created is entirely possible for anyone to achieve, that is, do not get intimidated by what these guys achieve, it is entirely do-able, they all started somewhere, from an idea.

[On] Extremists

March 25th, 2010

The reality is, no matter your beliefs, chances are you can find and connect with other people who share the same views.

That’s great, now you can have a club.

A place for all the extremists to hang out.  Being at the edge is good.  However when you realise that you can always find someone to reinforce existing beliefs… not so good.

You’d be better off chatting to other crazies.  Those that will debate and push back.  For they will ground you, keep you in check but also challenge.  Rather than reinforce.

Just a thought.


October 2nd, 2008

We all exist in little pods, groups, communities, tribes

I prefer pods, as they describe the structure, better.  separate distinct pods.

Here are some i belong to:

  • Last.fm 
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • This blog

There are some overlay between these (majorly twitter/myblog) however they are all separate.

Offline i belong to other pods, families, groups.  

We always have, but as interaction platforms change (from meeting a pub to online) our membership increases.

I wonder if over time we are only going to exist in more and more pods? how about in a crisis like a natural disaster?

What are you doing all the way down here? You could:
- View my about page
- Or for first timers the New Here? page
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