The Speed of Revolution

From the book, “Outthink the Competition: How a New Generation of Strategists Sees Options Others Ignore” by Kaihan Krippendorff.

When Paul Revere made his now famous horseback ride, shouting, “The British are coming!” to rally American patriots, his 13.5-mile trip took at least 2 hours. In a modern car, he could have made the trip in 45 minutes. With a telephone he could have spread the word in about 15 minutes. Today, one tweet or a Facebook update could do the job in 3 seconds.
Think about that.
The time for a revolutionary community to react to a threat has shrunk from 2 hours to 3 seconds.
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