On Thought Leadership

Earlier today, I was accused of considering myself to be “a thought leader”. Let me hasten to make it clear that I do not consider myself a thought leader, nor do I even believe it is possible for me to become a thought leader. Over the last five decades, I have reliably observed that most people are constitutionally incapable of following my thought processes for various reasons that are usually, though not necessarily, related to the Bell Curve.

Communication is very difficult across two standard deviations, which is why most “thought leaders” are, by necessity, midwits. I’m not a thought leader because I’m one of the various individuals that the thought leaders read in order to formulate their thoughts.

As I have said many times, I don’t expect you to agree with me. I don’t even expect you to understand.