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11 Jul, 11 tweets, 4 min read
Just finished reading Get Together.
Brilliant and necessary read for anyone building a community.

With any, the goal is to bridge different people together so they can share resources, ideas, skills, info, and form a bond with each other. 🌏 #GiveFirst… Hand holding the yellow, or...
“People participate in communities for a variety of reasons—to sing, to lose weight, to read stories that speak to them. But regardless of what drives people to show up for the first time, the relationships they form are what will bring them back.”
“For any community to flourish, it's essential that members have a space where they can speak directly to each other, without having to depend on a founder or leader to play intermediary.”
In order to grow a community, it’s not enough to measure retention. You need to dig into who keeps showing up and why.
"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity."

–Simone Weil

Having a community gather together to give and receive. To see each other on this common ground is beautiful. But it can’t be ignored that this is also how dangerous groups form.
“Pay attention, acknowledge, and listen to your core group. The passionate people who will likely delight in the chance to get more involved. Passing the torch to the folks who are raising their hands is how you multiply efforts as a leader and grow together as a community.”
“Growing a community isn't about management. It's about developing leaders. With their help, your community will affect more people and sustain itself longer than you could have managed on your own.”
“Breaking leadership up into manageable chunks and distributing those nuggets of ownership effectively is part of being a creative, inspiring leader.”

This is applicable to the community you build as a team in your company as well.

Leadership != Management
"The dream of a peaceful society to me is still the dream of the potluck supper. The society in which all can contribute, and all can find friendship."

-Ursula Franklin
This was a fun fact to discover in this book. And then the other day @InstantPot followed me, so I know I made it.
A lot of tips in here we already do with @getstarkco (see below) and I’m proud this general ethos is baked into us as a team. But the book gave tons of insight in how we can enhance this, provide resources, and further bridge members (agnostic of us).

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