The intermediaries and agenda setters and investors are less important than they have ever been before.
Without the spark of initiative, you have no choice but to simply react to the world. Without the ability to instigate and experiment, you are stuck, adrift, waiting to be shoved.
Note: Fittingly, Seth Godin's Poke the Box landed on Kindle yesterday. It's about the spark of initiative.
Life is a buzzer box. Poke it.
force or the money. But who is in charge of “yes”?
Note: Good way of reframing the underlying point, Tom.