Early Adopter, Safety in Numbers or Tail Ender?

Posted on December 6, 2010 by

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Which are you?

Early Adopter

You like new ideas and pushing boundaries. You don’t try to keep up with the Jones’, they desperately try to keep up with you. You’re always willing to try new things. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but you don’t care as the sheer excitement of trying something new that works out well is worth all the risk.

Safety in Numbers

You like ideas that are tried and tested. You don’t like taking big risks on something new in case it doesn’t work out. You are happy to tag along after the path ahead has been well trodden. You’d rather let other people make mistakes in the early stages so you can benefit from them down the line.

Tail Ender

You always seem to be the last person to catch up with things that everyone else seems to have done for ages. You’re resistance to change has been worn down and you have finally given in. You eventually join the bandwagon just as it is becoming obsolete.

So, which one are you? Truthfully.

My prediction is you won’t be a tail ender – quite simply tail enders don’t read blogs yet!

Chances are you’re a safety in numbers type – most people are.

A small percentage of you will be early adopters. And to those who are, I salute you. Keep doing what you do as life would be very dull without you. It’s not easy being an early adopter – we know how hard that can be…

A closing thought to all you Safety in Numbers types – next time you see a new idea that’s not yet fully proven or tried and tested, just give it a go. Just this once. You know you want to…..

Campbell Urquhart

Managing Director

The Urquhart Partnership Ltd.

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