As a Carbon partner, I can't help but wonder who our CEO is talking about, when he says he's inspired by "misfits" and "mavericks".

As a corporate lawyer I have had the privilege of seeing clients who come up with ideas that seem a little off the wall, that show they see the world through a different prism, or in the half-light. 

They don't follow the herd (or flock, to continue the metaphor of the title). 

It is these clients who see light where others see shadows, and gaps through which they can seize the main chance. 

If we lawyers could be more like those misfits and mavericks, the world would be a better place.

So you're right, Michael, but it takes one to know one.