Derek Sivers on TED

TEDWatched a couple of short, unrelated videos on TED today from entrepreneur Derek Sivers.

When starting a movement, it takes a leader but the first follower is actually an underestimated form of leadership in itself. … The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader! There job is to make it OK for others to join and to make it more safe.

Whatever brilliant ideas you may have or hear, the opposite may also be true. He gives the example of naming streets in Western culture, but blocks in Japan and how eastern doctors get paid for keeping you healthy, not treating you when you are sick.

Keep your goals to yourself because telling someone your goal makes it less likely to happen.