How David Beats Goliath When: underdogs break the rules. / by Eric Dacus

"If a businessman waits until the end of the month to collect and count his receipts, he’s “batch processing.” There is a gap between the events in the company—sales—and his understanding of those events[…] Everything in the world is now real time[…] The world runs in real time, but government runs in batch."

We tell ourselves that skill is the precious resource and effort is the commodity. It’s the other way around. Effort can trump ability […] because relentless effort is in fact something rarer than the ability to engage in some finely tuned act of motor coordination.

From finance, to basketball to Lawrence in Arabia and back again.  Great article.