There has never been a better time to go against the grain and challenge the status quo.
As global connectivity gains fluency and businesses downsize it won’t be long until every one of us is a sole trader. Dan Pink coined this state, Free Agent Nation.
In the midst of this change, when everyone stands up, it is the heretics who stand out. They are the individuals who set movements in motion by pulling together a tribe and challenging the unwritten norms set by society.
Ignore traditional corporates who consider heretics a thorn in the side. They have built a house of cards by coasting and have everything to lose.
It is much more fun to make the rules than follow them and, in today’s climate, it is also much more productive and profitable.
There is by no means a shortage of tribes or people willing to follow. What we lack is leaders. Break the mould. The day of the troublemaker, rabble rouser and cavalier has arrived.