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Derek Sivers How to Start a Movement

Here is a video from TED where Derek Sivers is talking about the importance of the first follower.  To start a movement you must have a leader, the person with the idea and the willingness to go out on a limb to get things started.  However, until someone else steps up and joins in, you just have a lone person.  Once you gain a follower the movement starts and more and more people join you.  The fence sitters get involved.

This was a great (and quick) demonstration of the power of that first follower and how leaders must embrace them.


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