Nassim Taleb says in his new book, Skin in the Game:
Things work thanks to a handful of people; the rest operates by situational imitation, narrow mimicry, and semi-conscious role-playing.
People who bring changes are on the edges, not mainstream.
At any gathering of people, from a high school assembly to the United Nations General, from a conference to a rehearsal at the orchestra, the really interesting conversations and actions almost always happen around the edges.
If you could eavesdrop on the CEO of a big corporate, homecoming queen or the sitting Prime Minister, you would hear very little of value.
These folks think they have too much to lose to do something that feels risky, and everything that is interesting is risky.
Change almost always starts at the edges and moves toward the center.
The edges lead, the majority imitates and follows.