Contrary opinion by Henry Van Kessel
ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Contrary opinion
by Henry Van Kessel
A contrarian is a person ahead of the times. He sees things others don't. Like a master chess player, he
observes more pieces of the situation, looks further on the horizon. When the situation is right, he plays a
big hand because he has done his homework and is not relying on anyone's opinions.
The few lead, the many follow. But the followers don't know who the real leaders are. Rather than trying
to find the leaders (who appear too elusive) one popular idea is that, since the followers are statistically
losers, perhaps it would be best to follow the fol...