Sunday, April 18, 2010

It Takes Two to Tango: How to Start a Movement

We stumbled upon this excellent presentation by Derek Sivers at TED on How to Start a Movement.

This video-presentation dissects what's involved in starting a "movement." In about three minutes, you will learn that starting a movement takes a leader who is not afraid to take risks, a second kind of leader (a peer, a lieutenant leader so to speak) who will lead the execution and act as the head-influencer in getting others to follow.

Also greatly appreciated is the always useful, value of brief, concise, storytelling... :)

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing people together from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Original TED post can be found here. | Derek Sivers in a musician and entrepreneur; the founder of CD Baby. You can connect with him on twitter: @Sivers


  1. Great video clip. Thank you for sharing. I am thankful to all my early followers in Twitter.

  2. Great video. I will share on my little blog as well.

  3. You know, I never looked at it that way, but now that I do, I am not as reluctant to step out and look like a "lonenut."

  4. You are so right. A leader is someone who steps out and takes risk to create change. Change is normal, natural, and ever present. Yet many fear it. A leader overcomes her or his own fear and helps others to surmount theirs.
    I will RT this post on Twitter. It is a simple YET powerful reminder.
    I welcome your comments on my recent post on leaders building this trust:

    Best wishes,
    Kate Nasser

  5. Great video to make your point. So simple, yet so powerful.