- Incumbents compromise to please the committee and bend over backwards to defend the status quo.
- Insurgents have the ability to work without a committee and to destroy the status quo.
- The game is stacked in favor of the insurgents, except…they’re under pressure from boards, investors and neighbors to act like incumbents.
- It takes guts to be an insurgent, and even though the asymmetrical nature of challenging the status quo isin their favor, often we find we’re short on guts. … and then the incumbents prevail.
Couldn’t agree more, Seth! Insurgents: This is OUR Year!