What makes a thought leader? On the surface it has a lot in common with what you’d look for in a cult leader – charming, charismatic and strong. But you want something more when it comes to a legitimate movement; the courage to leave room for debates and arguments. Being perfectly comfortable being confronted by those who critique whatever he/she’s put forward.
The Audacity of Hope was a phrase used by President Obama (then still a senator) in 2004 during a keynote speech at the Democratic convention in Boston.
It is an act of rebellion in a world that suppresses hope in so many ways. It is to dare to believe in a better future. You dare to find a higher purpose, higher values and higher expectations than perhaps society allows you to.