Outsiders and the “white male” problem

With The Outside Edge about to hit the shops, we’ve been trying to drum up some publicity. But we’ve hit a snag: one I’m calling the “white male” problem. “You’re a white male,” several reviewers have now stated. “That makes you the ultimate insider. So what do you know about being an outsider?” Of course, outsiders are often – perhaps …

Do outsiders have to be better? Just ask the man (not) from the Pru

The entire premise of Malcolm Gladwell’s best-selling book David & Goliath is that misfits and outsiders have inbuilt advantages they can exploit for personal gain. The book’s eponymous hero, David, is a case in point. David took on the warrior giant, not head to head, but by using his shepherd-boy guile. Declining the heavy armour offered to him, he instead …