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How Can Your Organization Change The World?

Tribes are groups of people that have associated themselves together from the beginning of mankind. These groups/organizations usually range in size from 20-150 people. Tribes also range in developmental stages 1-5 (1...prison gangs to 5...world treaty authors). Research suggests that we can only "hear" or influence one stage up or down.
My question was derived from "Will Your Tribe Change The World?" which comes from David Logan at the end of is talk.

I chose this question because, my tribe divided. I moved back to the city where my tribe formed and now the city needs to be rebuilt but, I am alone. I am at stage one but I came from stage four, if you watch the TED talk: Tribal Leadership, you can get more insight into the stages.

My idea is to form a city social network in which we can "hear" the nearly 500,000 citizens at stage two. You can find out more about my idea if you view my profile.
So again, "How can your tribe change the world? Your answers may help form a solution to our local problem.

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    Mar 8 2013: Do you have a plan written or a video that can help people learn these skills? Do you feel these skills would be assimilated into all tribes at all levels of development?
  • Mar 8 2013: My tribe is continually growing and sharing skills, goods and services with others in and outside of our tribe. Changing the world is a tall order but changing the way in which one interacts with it is manageable. The world doesn't need to be changed. Industrial humans need to change or we will perish just like any other species. The problem is we are taking many other species with us. So if we want to change we could start with learning how to live on our land base without destroying it...ya know, like we did fir the first two million years of our existence.
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    Mar 7 2013: One man can save the world
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      Mar 8 2013: Casey,
      What exactly do you mean one man save the world?
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        Mar 8 2013: One man can save the world ... its about choices.... I guess I am not sure what more you are looking for?
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          Mar 8 2013: What choices? What actions can a tribe of one make to change the world specifically?
  • Mar 7 2013: My tribe is chasing a different carrot so to speak. We are replacing our wants with our needs and forging a durable set of living skills. We bring others in to see what's possible.
    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=u-o-w_dcoCQ&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Du-o-w_dcoCQ
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      Mar 8 2013: Mike,
      Your video presentation addresses issues that exist within our global culture. There are many people that feel things should change. You decided to create your own tribe with your wife as many family units do but, we are all still linked together at different stages of development. My question to you is, How can your tribe change the world? Is your tribe trading with other tribes and if so, how are you both developing?
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    Mar 6 2013: What do you base your conclusion on? You may have an outlook on how society should be organised what is that?
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      Mar 6 2013: if this is for me, freedom and personal merit. belonging to a tribe should mean nothing. achievements of a group should not directly transfer to members of the group regardless of personal contribution. but it is exactly how tribes work. you can feel accomplished just by being a member. you feel kinship to members, and a sort of hostility to non-members. these are irrational, and should go. you should only feel accomplished if you actually contributed something. what you do is (should be) what you are.
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    Mar 6 2013: i believe that this newtalk about tribes is the next item in the "embrace stupidity" list. won't help.
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      Mar 6 2013: Why do you believe this?
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        Mar 6 2013: tribal thinking is a relic of our past. just like the drive to steal form the weak, rape women, and similar outdated behaviors of our animal history. but for some reason, we always find ways to find excuses for ugly, evil or irrational behavior. that's what i call an "embrace stupidity" idea.
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          Mar 6 2013: Tribes, tribes... I wonder what has happened to all the tribes around the world that they have virtually disappeared. And to the civilisations that once worshipped the sun? Were they inefficient or what?
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