Outliers and Competitive Advantage

Competitive advantage is often driven by outliers. However, betting on outliers can be risky business. This video illustrates that average performers might be better over the long haul unless you are able to really identify who the outliers are (and it is not based on luck). Denrell and Fang have a nice paper on how trying to pick extreme outliers will mean that you are wrong most of the time.

Contributed by Russ Coff

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