Occupy Wall Street Revisited

Almost two years ago, I wrote up a UX critique of the Occupy Movement.  Sadly, I was right.  The movement faded away and hardly anything has changed.  Banking is the same, the 99% is still the same.  Corporations are still considered people with rights.  Nothing substantial changed.  There were some conversations, but no laws.

On The Newsroom (good show) they are also revisiting the topic. The writers have the luxury of 20/20 hindsight, but we all know where it goes.  Lots of movement, lots of energy, no leaders, no coherent message.  No results.

I boil this down to people all the time at work.  Have a top 1 list of things you want.  Not a top 10.  Not a top 5.  Have a top 1.  The one thing.

If you could only have one thing, what would it be?

It’s hard to ignore alot of energy behind ONE thing.  It’s easy to ignore it when its a dozen.  Have a consistent single message and you can make a change.

Interestingly, once you finish the top 1 list, then you get to make the list again.  With a new top 1. Try it out.

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