"A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate."
- Seth Godin -
Genghis Khan's united all the Mongolian tribes under one goal and created one of the biggest empires on Earth, conquering territories as far apart as Afghanistan and northern China. Khan's Mongolian tribe is a great example of how shared interests can unite and empower diverse people to achieve big things.
Since ancient times, the advancement of technology and tools has helped push humanity forward - from the discovery of fire to the invention of wheels, from paper to printing press or from steam machines to electricity. In recent years, Information Technology and the Internet have been deeply integrated into and radically transformed nearly every aspects of our lives. We eagerly anticipate the “abundance” and “singularity” that technology will bring, while remaining cautious about its impact on politics, religion and society.
The Seventh Sense
Ramo's book highlights the need for all of us to develop that “Seventh Sense” to better understand and participate in the opportunities of our connected world, “to look at any object and see the way in which it is changed by connection.”
Here at Silicon Straits, we continue to hone our “Seventh Sense” as we navigate networks, participate in or develop platforms and gatekeepers and in so doing, stay foolish and stay hungry.