I have a fascination with people who accomplish the impossible or improbable because they were unconventional in their thinking and actions. Typically also an underdog, unconventional thinkers do things other can’t, or won’t, do to accomplish their goals – whether that is to win a game, dominate an industry, win a battle or war, or achieve their personal goals.
The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines unconventional this way:
not conventional : not bound by or in accordance with convention : being out of the ordinary <an unconventional outfit> <an unconventional thinker>
I believe everyone has done something at some point in their lives that could be deemed unconventional. I would like to explore past examples of unconventional thinking and underdog stories that may help to inspire us all to begin to think and act a little (or a lot!) differently.
A good place to start is Malcolm Gladwell’s book David and Goliath: Misfits, Underdogs and the Art of Battling Giants.