The Power of Leaderless Organizations
The Hacker Chick has some ideas about people who are catalysts for change and how they unleash the unstoppable power of people and community. Her examples are from the world of open source and the Free Software Foundation, but they apply to catalysts of every stripe. She says,
In 1935, Bill Wilson – an alcoholic whose doctor had given him 6 months to live if he didn’t quit drinking – had a vision. His vision was that while experts were ineffective in curing alcoholism, the addicts themselves were the keys to helping one another overcome the disease.
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