One of the most important ways we communicate our values is by following someone. But you can't choose who to follow based on their destination. If you're trying to innovate, you may not even want to follow someone who's successful. Follow someone who's making decisions you admire.
Four Transformative Ways to Make More Money, 2013-Dec-2 by Penelope Trunk
It’s best to watch the people who are first and then do what they do but with less risk. Which means there’s someone who is earlier than you. A leader. So many self-appointed leaders have no followers, so it’s really the first group of followers that make the movement; the bleeding edge is not as optimal a place to be as next to the bleeding edge.