phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Out-of-the-left-field thinker

Posted by Franz Waldenberger on May 18, 2004

Please tell me what really means an
out-of-the-left-field thinker, where this phrase derives.
I read about in a papaer from Havard Business School, March 2004 about IBM:
...managers,... who challenge assumtions, who are unconventional, out-of-the-left-field thinkers.
Thank you!