Anyone want some fame being a leadership philosopher?
Last week I gave a 3-minute talk at the TED Conference called “How to Make a Movement — Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy”.
I expected nothing, but it got a standing ovation. Peter Gabriel came up to me afterwards and said it was “funny, profound, and important.”
Some powerful people have told me the ”First Follower” is a hit idea — that I should develop it and turn it into a book or a series of talks — the next Tipping Point, Purple Cow, etc.
Only problem is: I don’t want to.
I don’t want to drop my other projects to dive into this subject, even though it seems it would be successful. I don’t have any special insights. I’ve said all I have to say about it.
So although it’s usually understood that ideas are up for grabs, I should state it clearly:
If this “First Follower” idea inspires you to elaborate on it, please do. Feel free to write a hit book about it, tour the corporate speaking circuit talking about it, or anything else. I won’t.
You don’t have to ask my permission, pay me, or even credit me.
I’ve been very lucky with lots of opportunities. This one’s all yours.