Outlier = Uncommon ideas
In statistics, an outlier is an observation that is numerically distant from the rest of the data.
What we don’t get into conversations are outliers, outlying ideas, people who may think very, very differently. And with this kind of open platform you have a better way of capturing those outliers, those different ideas.
– Marina Gorbis, Putting a value on the future (Future Tense)
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Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
Much better to keep "outlier" polls in your average (as we do) than to ignore them. "Outliers" are right more than you'd think.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 8, 2016