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John Gianino

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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: 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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