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Sunday, May 10, 2009
Malcolm Gladwell's new article in the New Yorker is called "How David Beats Goliath: When underdogs break the rules." It's worth reading, but the main narrative is about a twelve-year old girls team that uses the full-court press to beat opponents. Ethical issues aside, a running theme here is the use of risky strategies that underdogs can use to beat teams that overmatch them. Sound familiar? I made the same argument recently, though in slightly more (though only slightly) technical terms: See Conservative and risky football strategies (and kurtosis).