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When Everyone Is A Contrarian

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Okay. So this is totally true. Everyone says they are a contrarian-innovator. So do you trust the guy who says he follows the flock because that would be truly contrarian?

On Wall Street everybody says he's a contrarian, and nobody is. It is so hard to recognize the moment when you are caving to conventional behavior. I've seen over and again in my subjects - and there is greatness in this - a trigger that goes off in their mind, a switch that flips when they sense that everyone is going one way, and it's stupid. And they take pleasure in taking a bloody-minded stance against it.

Going beyond 'Moneyball' [Fortune]