by Tyler Curtis
By nature human beings are drawn to a Herd Mentality. It can be evidenced in new fashion trends, technology, social norms, and even the stock market. Ideas and trends start small with only a few early adopters jumping on board. Then as acceptance grows the new trend starts to become the new norm. It is this inherent need to follow the herd that prevents some people from joining trends too early on.
Think about where you would be now if you would have joined in on the mobile phone and Apple technology boom early on? Or if you would have been the first on the scene during the internet boom of the nineties? These were incredible trends, but only a few people joined the movement early, why didn’t everyone jump on board when these ideas first came out? Looking back on it now they seemed so obvious.