Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How to start a movement

One of my favorite websites is TED. TED is a nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading. You can find short videos on numerous topics given by outstanding people.

To introduce you to TED, below is one of my favorite TED videos delivered by Derek Sivers. In this short 3:00 video, Derek shares how to start a movement. 

Below are the major points that Derek shares in this video:

  1. Leaders need the guts to stand out and be ridiculed.
  2. The first follower is an underestimated form of leadership in itself.
  3. The first follower transforms a lone nut into a leader.
  4. New followers imitate the early followers – not the leader.
  5. Understand the importance of nurturing the first few followers and treating them as equals.
  6. When you find a lone nut doing something really great, have the courage to stand up and join in.
Question: Have you ever followed a lone nut to create a movement?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more, and points I have used in past efforts. Good post. Well done, Jason. Hope all is well! FM