The Power of Four

"…If merely four people of out of a hundred can make gridlock go away by choosing not to use their car, imagine the other changes that can be wrought just by four of us out of a hundred. Take a hundred musicians in a  depressed port city in Northern England, choose John, Paul, George and Ringo and you have "Hey Jude."

Take a hundred computer geeks in Redmond, Wash., send 96 of them home and the remainder is called Microsoft. Take the Power of Four and apply it to any and every area of your concern. Politics: Four votes wrung from one hundred into another hundred is the difference between gaining control and losing clout…"

Tom Hanks, speaking at Vassar