Transforming a Lone Nut Into a Leader

If you’ve never seen this video of the dancing guy at the Sasquatch Music Festival, I urge you to watch it. It’s pure pleasure. Add to it the insightful commentary from Derek Sivers’ 3 minute presentation from the TED Conference and it’s a must watch.  Derek says,

“The first follower transforms a lone nut into a leader. If the leader is the flint, the first follower is the spark that makes the fire. The 2nd follower is a turning point: it’s proof the first has done well. Now it’s not a lone nut, and it’s not two nuts. Three is a crowd and a crowd is news.”

I’m wondering about times when I wanted to step in and join something that intrigued me, but there wasn’t enough momentum to make me comfortable enough.

Here are a couple of other good posts talking about the video.

Kirsten Olson on ‘Cooperative Catalyst‘ and Joe Bower on ‘For the Love of Learning.’

1 Comment

  1. Rob Jones says:

    That’s a brilliant video and narrative. I’ve been the lone nut on occasion, the key to being the lone nut is accepting you’re the lone nut, followers just proves the lone nut is doing something interesting.

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