Leadership…It Is Not So Complicated

There are thousands of books written on leadership. I don’t read them. I don’t trust books and long form videos about leadership. A good leader should not need books in the twenty first century. I understand why they do it, I just won’t participate.

Blogs and Twitter I do trust. I can filter them, get to know the authors quickly.

Reading blogs and tweets I get surprised so often. I need that.

Today I was surfing twitter and found the best clip on leadership I have seen in a while. Sahim is a long time community member at Stocktwits and has started blogging. He is good at both. Here is the link to a YouTube video on Leadership.

If you want to bog yourself down in books and thesis papers go ahead. You will be hard pressed find better focus and info the subject than this video.

If you find what you are passionate about, you CAN be this leader. If not, get wasted and it may surface. Makes sure someone films it though.

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  2. actually, soren was a long time reader of the blog and had the guts to call
    me and pitch me on my blog post about a financial twitter and said 'i will
    build it'. i was in no way going to undertake it but I had confidence in
    him and he started…so not exactly but yes you get why i lopved this. it's
    how shit starts.

  3. gregor.us says:

    Well spotted Howard. The guy doing the voice-over deserves credit too. He himself is, in a way, one of the early followers that he speaks of. He re-writes the meaning of the video very effectively, and gets you and me to join in on the verbal essay about leadership.

    G

  4. ivanhoff says:

    You were the first follower, who had the guts to join that “lonely nuts with a great idea” – Soren. At the beginning people joined, because they trusted you. After a certain turning point, the growth became exponential as everyone wanted to join the crowd. Ingenious video.

    • actually, soren was a long time reader of the blog and had the guts to call
      me and pitch me on my blog post about a financial twitter and said ‘i will
      build it’. i was in no way going to undertake it but I had confidence in
      him and he started…so not exactly but yes you get why i lopved this. it’s
      how shit starts.

  5. ivanhoff says:

    You were the first follower, who had the guts to join that “lonely nuts with a great idea” – Soren. At the beginning people joined, because they trusted you. After a certain turning point, the growth became exponential as everyone wanted to join the crowd. Ingenious video.

  6. Guilherme Orabona says:

    Well, if you want people following you for more than shaking your ass you’ll need to do a little more..

  7. Guilherme Orabona says:

    Well, if you want people following you for more than shaking your ass you'll need to do a little more..

  8. baba says:

    being the loan nut requires some courage.Now most of the people who are on Wall Street are arrogant folks who happen to not be leaders but use the power of their wealth as a means to get things done and others to follow cuz they give them incentives in form of money. Wonder if they make good leaders/followers etc cuz I think they are all just unidimensional.

  9. baba says:

    being the loan nut requires some courage.Now most of the people who are on Wall Street are arrogant folks who happen to not be leaders but use the power of their wealth as a means to get things done and others to follow cuz they give them incentives in form of money. Wonder if they make good leaders/followers etc cuz I think they are all just unidimensional.

  10. Mark Essel says:

    Great vid I caught it a while back while it was bouncing around the net and dug it’s “message” -> keep at something long enough and you’ll either end up exhausted, successful, or both ;).

    Hey I’ve had recommendation engines on the brain today and was thinking about the database you and Soren are compiling at Stocktwits. How’s about a simple linked data one, start clustering your user base on historic trades, then suggest a trade that a user may like based on those in his/her cluster? Go with pearson coefficients or something like DirectedEdge.com

    • we like that idea. juist working on the new launch you will see by
      thursday…shhh

      get the kinks worked out and than its all about data and viauslaization.

      lets chat next week

      • Mark Essel says:

        Groovy. Thur-Fri are my open days, can call or hop on a train. I’ve got (Twitter) lists on the brain now, profiling/firebug to see why they take so long to chew through.

      • Mark Essel says:

        Groovy. Thur-Fri are my open days, can call or hop on a train. I’ve got (Twitter) lists on the brain now, profiling/firebug to see why they take so long to chew through.

  11. gregor.us says:

    Well spotted Howard. The guy doing the voice-over deserves credit too. He himself is, in a way, one of the early followers that he speaks of. He re-writes the meaning of the video very effectively, and gets you and me to join in on the verbal essay about leadership.

    G

  12. Mark Essel says:

    Great vid I caught it a while back while it was bouncing around the net and dug it's “message” -> keep at something long enough and you'll either end up exhausted, successful, or both ;).

    Hey I've had recommendation engines on the brain today and was thinking about the database you and Soren are compiling at Stocktwits. How's about a simple linked data one, start clustering your user base on historic trades, then suggest a trade that a user may like based on those in his/her cluster? Go with pearson coefficients or something like DirectedEdge.com

  13. we like that idea. juist working on the new launch you will see by
    thursday…shhh

    get the kinks worked out and than its all about data and viauslaization.

    lets chat next week

  14. Mark Essel says:

    Groovy. Thur-Fri are my open days, can call or hop on a train. I've got (Twitter) lists on the brain now, profiling/firebug to see why they take so long to chew through.

  15. SharelOmer says:

    Are you a leader? You know it when you write your book of how to be a leader, after so many people keep on asking you to write a book of how you made it :) great post and great movie… thanks Howard.

    Only yesterday it talked to a good friend about it, we got to a conclusion that making your own game is a very good way to change reality and be a leader, and by making your own game.

  16. SharelOmer says:

    Are you a leader? You know it when you write your book of how to be a leader, after so many people keep on asking you to write a book of how you made it :) great post and great movie… thanks Howard.

    Only yesterday it talked to a good friend about it, we got to a conclusion that making your own game is a very good way to change reality and be a leader, and by making your own game.

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