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Annals of Innovation How David Beats Goliath When underdogs break the rules. by Malcolm Gladwell May 11, 2009 Summary *note: this summary does not linearly follow the article Basic idea: o The theory of this article is related to the biblical story of David and Goliath – the central example is the way that a girls basketball team plays and wins against technically much stronger teams The biblical story: David used smooth stones rather than swords and armour Basketball example: Vivek Ranadivé coached his daughter's basketball team which was not strong technically and won through the use of alternative strategies - he used effort rather than skill or might to win. Basics of the basketball theory (the full court press): most teams only play in half the court - once the other team gets possession they 'retreat' into their own court. Ranadivé used the strategy of the 'full court press' to win against all these teams - the other teams were not using all the potential time and space to pressure the other team for the ball. By using all the potential time and space to pressure the other team Ranadivé's team was able to win. Full court press utilises the rule that after one team scores, a player from the other team will have 5 seconds to pass the ball to a team mate, otherwise the ball goes to the other team. Then, if the team manages to pass the ball, they then have 10 seconds to advance it across mid-court, if they do not, the ball goes to the  other team. The 'full-court press' is a well-known way for David like teams to beat Goliath
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