Saturday, 23 October 2010

Creating a social movement

I'm seeing this clip in lots of presentations at the moment. Notably at the 30th IFC in a session by Bill Toliver entitled 'From Google to Gandhi' If you ever get the chance to hear Bill speak, do it, he's great.

The video is very good in it's own right, very funny and always makes me smile.

But what on earth is the point trying to be made. Well the basic idea is that every movement needs a leader. The first follower is as important as the leader and it takes guts to get involved at the beginning.

It's explained much much better over here . Best line - the first ‘follower’ is what transforms a lone ‘nut’ into a leader…

And while I'm at it. Read Steve Bridger's blog. It's brilliant.

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