Transform a lone nut into a leader

“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

I found this quote on TED Quotes while searching for talks on innovation. There are many excellent presentations on this subject at TED, but this quote resonated with me. It has been said that many in the mineral processing industry prefer to be first to be fourth. CEEC's Resource Centre is designed to encourage everyone to be a lone nut, or to be the first follower!