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That may be part of it, but it's certainly not the only reason.

Why else? The trends are interesting, but the why matters more than the what for teaching HN members how to pivot.

Here's a hypothesis partly based on facts in the article: The trend setters are early adopters and the power of the network effects sees quick adoption of the new trends.

If true, it's not about pivoting, but figuring out how to connect with the relevant trend setters.

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