Stephen Davis

Marketer/Podcast Host/Comedian

There’s power in the ability to influence others, but it’s complicated. My recent reading of War and Peace by Tolstoy observes that power does need to be accepted by those ‘below’ the wielder, in order to take effect.

Sometimes power is manifested in the zeitgeist and whoever is in the leadership chair gets the illusion of power. Often the zeitgeist has its own momentum, true power, and resultingly, people in leadership simply are fortunate enough to don the robes of power outwardly.

In my role as a member of the media, when you are ‘known’ by an audience, you have some power bestowed upon you. My theory is that this sort of power, loosely related to ‘fame’ boils down to familiarity. We pay attention to those we know.