The Dynamics of Human Tribes

At TEDxUSC, business professor David Logan talks about the five kinds of tribes that humans naturally form — in schools, workplaces, even the driver’s license bureau. Initially, Logan’s discussion may come across as a how-to for ascending ‘tribal stages’ and a bit reductionistic, but around 11:00 the message gels, and it’s a good one. 

Below that is a video, also from TED, with author Seth Godin discussing how the Internet has revived the human social need for tribes and people to lead them.  If you’re interested, you can download a free PDF “Tribes Case Book” from Godin right here.

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2 responses to “The Dynamics of Human Tribes

  1. Pingback: Wednesday Round Up #89 « Neuroanthropology

  2. jtwigge

    Hi, I found this post because word press thinks my posts are related and sent me a visitor. I agree🙂

    I love Seth Godin and his tribes, I think he captures a new age that is emerging. The funny thing is, i think that some of his very best posts sometimes get a lower ranking from his readers. If i am right that means that Seth is still one, or maybe two, steps ahead of even his own followers.

    My blog is about values and human development and how humanity can deal with complexity. It is based on a model of human development called Spiral Dynamics.

    http://righttobe.wordpress.com

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