There are few courageous “smart men” making mistakes today from whom a follower might learn. The fashion in a “We” is to shamelessly copy the “best practices” of others. Most people in a “We” lack the courage to embrace what isn’t yet mainstream.
First followers and early adopters
are extremely important leaders in a “We.”
Most people don’t want to take any chances. That’s why we’re all drowning in data. Our original mantra was to “bring the best of the past forward, don’t reinvent the wheel,” and there is certainly some wisdom in that good advice. But we always take a good thing too far.
That mantra was chanted until it became a religion with smug little analysts as its priests. Welcome to the dark side of “We.”
(If you’ve never seen Wizzo or one of his partners explain the Pendulum of Society, none of this talk about “Me” and “We” is likely to make any sense to you. Sorry about that, Pinkus. You can read about Pendulum here or you can wait until the book is published on September 4. Your call. – Indy)