Outliers drive organizations forward.

If everyone is striving for novelty or positioning themselves to be an outlier, then what happens to the people occupying the mainstream?

The mainstream will always exist as the foundation of our culture and society. People may swing back and forth from the edge to the middle at different points in their career or life and that’s fine.

It takes people on operating on the edge to develop ideas that direct and steer the mainstream. This action drives our civilization forward.