The first follower is actually an underestimated form of leadership in itself. … The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader.

Derek Sivers

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“How to Start a Movement.” TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "How to Start a Movement." TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: To be the first person to follow someone's lead takes courage; like the starter of a movement, being the first joiner of a new movement may subject you to ridicule or other risks -- that is the meaning of this quote from entrepreneur Derek Sivers' TEDTalk "How to Start a Movement." In this Talk, Sivers goes on to say that if you really care about a movement, you should have the courage to be an early follower. He illustrates this point by showing a video of a dance movement getting started. Watch the full TEDTalk here: Derek Sivers - How to Start a Movement