The FirstFollower is what Transforms a Lone Nut into a Leader
To create a movement, someone has to start and become the leader. But as long as this someone stays alone, s/he is not yet a leader, s/he’s a lone nut. There’s a specific person who transforms the situation: the lone nut becomes the leader when the First Follower joins hir and they start forming a movement or tribe. Derek Sivers did an amazing, 3min TED talk on this:
After I wrote this yesterday morning, I went to lunch with Thom Bradford and he told me of a new idea he had just started: Developer Anarchism. I had found my chance to become the first follower! Watch it grow!.