Covert Ops

When freedom to build meets the prison of processes

My favorite stories are of underdogs overcoming enormous odds to emerge victorious. Think Luke Skywalker going from farm boy on a desert planet to defeating the dreaded Empire or Frodo Baggins from mild-mannered hobbit to defeating the dark lord Sauron.

Underdogs are the backbone of the hero’s journey. We cheer on the underdogs in feel good articles in the newspaper. The crowds rally around the challenger that survives near disaster to cross the finish line. When it comes to underdogs in the corporate world though, it’s a…