"It's not about me, it's about you" suggested the (then) Junior Senator from Illinois, way back in the snowy presidential primaries some 18 months ago.
It's hard sometimes to remember that being successful is only ever partially the result of the successful person or company's actions: mostly it's a team game – a result of all those participating in the bigger picture. This I suspect leads to a number of problems for folk (like musicians) who suddenly get to be successful – they think it's mostly their own actions that drive their popularity so no wonder they find it difficult to cope with (the inevitable) subsequent lack of success.
So as I prep for a conversation tomorrow with a client whom I haven't seen for a few years now and ponder how far the HERD thing has come since we last talked, I just wanted to say thank you to all of those who have argued, debated, contributed and commented not just here but (rather more importantly) elsewhere in the big conversation.
This HERD thing wouldn't be anywhere near as resonant and topical today if it weren't for you – no matter what you think of the work I've been doing here and elsewhere.