Day 176: How to start a movement

In this TED talk, featuring footage of a crowd flocking to join a random topless man dancing on a hill, Derek Sivers explains why all it takes to create a movement are two people.
Interestingly, while the leader must make himself approachable at the start, this video shows that most of the crowd really follow the movements of the first follower.
The most important lesson, according to Sivers, is that leadership is overrated. Instead, having the courage to follow and teach others how to follow a movement is what builds momentum. So when you see a lone nut doing something, have the courage to stand up and join in.


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