An anniversary is usually the time when people say: "has it been a year already?". This one is different: has it been just a year?
Yes, it's been a year since Seth Godin launched Triiibes.com, an invitation-only online network of randomly chosen people who subscribe to his blog. I am lucky to be one of the so selected Triiibes members. My profile page is still as I set it up on day one, and what I wrote about my expectations was that I wished for a sounding board for marketing ideas, to play with good ideas and make them great. It is exactly what I found.
Triiibes is the best example I have ever seen at work to iteratively make a good idea great: people will chime in on a topic from hundreds of different angles which all add quality or eliminate aspects that the author hadn't thought of initially. The result in every single case is a unique concept or answer that goes beyond what the originator had started with. Plurality at work.
Moreover, our group is pushing into the real world, with individual meetups on different continents and - soon - conferences in the USA and Europe. Amazing.
What has Triiibes done for me? Hard to quantify but my business activities look better than in a long time. If this is the worst crisis in a century than I'd like more of it. I attribute this to a general change in the way I approach things. Tribes are part of my world view now, and it works.
What have I done for Triiibes? I enjoy contributing to fellow Triiibster's discussions but it never seems enough - know the feeling?
Thanks so much to everyone at Triiibes - you have given so much more than I could ever give you back. Seth used a similar phrase once and I thought it was nonsense: he has given us Triiibes, and within Triiibes he is giving us inspiration and motivation. We all do that for each other. And yet it is overwhelming to see what we as a group are capable of.
And to you, Seth: HAPPY TRIIIBES ANNIVERSARY. thanks for giving us Triiibes.
All the best to all of us,
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If you don't know Seth Godin's book "Tribes" you should. Go get it - it might change your life.