The Power of “More Than One”

I saw this post from Fred Wilson’s “A Gift for the AVC Community. I think it deserves a much better name. So I am calling it “The Power of “More Than One.”  As leaders, especially when relationships get crazy, we can forget this.  But Fred is reminding us what we can do with the people resource that we have at hand.  Want to make a difference, get a bunch of people together and you are half way there.  Think that you should do it alone? You are in for a long lonely journey.

Thank you Fred for your brilliant words.

Alone, you can fight,
you can refuse, you can
take what revenge you can
but they roll over you.

But two people fighting
back to back can cut through
a mob, a snake-dancing file
can break a cordon, an army
can meet an army.

Two people can keep each other
sane, can give support, conviction,
love, massage, hope, sex.
Three people are a delegation,
a committee, a wedge. With four
you can play bridge and start
an organisation. With six
you can rent a whole house,
eat pie for dinner with no
seconds, and hold a fund raising party.
A dozen make a demonstration.
A hundred fill a hall.
A thousand have solidarity and your own newsletter;
ten thousand, power and your own paper;
a hundred thousand, your own media;
ten million, your own country.

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