1. NEVER TRUST A KING. The time of the sole man on the throne is pretty much over in the 21st century. No longer is it about a single hero standing at the top of the heap expected to have all the answers. Today it's about collaboration and a brand new kind of collective genius fusion that will take us into a future beyond imagining.
2. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A SMALL BLOND WOMAN, THE SMALLEST GUY IN THE ROOM OR AN 8 YEAR OLD WITH A SWORD. Leadership can pop up in anyone today, from genius babies to super inventive teenagers to 90 year olds living life like never before. Expect GREATNESS from everyone regardless of their size, age, sex, colour or any other differentiating factor.
3. SHE WHO WALKS THROUGH FIRE AND RIDE DRAGONS COMMANDS BIG RESPECT! Today, we're starting to see some unusual talents, abilities and genius pouring through in brand new ways. Don't discount something brilliantly new just because it's not been done before. Be in awe of those who dare to brave the new and ride with the wind into bold new visions.
4. DON'T THINK THE GAME IS OVER IF SOMEONE CAN'T WALK OR SEE OR IS DYING! Everyone has enormous potential to amaze us all, to take us further than we've ever been before. Expect awesome things from anyone regardless of their circumstances.
Let's hope that in the end good will triumph in Game of Thrones, but in case it doesn't, let it spur us into doing good things to make the world a better place. In my books, that's a great way to play the game.