In Chap. 1, the scene for the book is set and the relevance of the concept of the “outsider” in today’s world is briefly explained. The authors outline the thinking behind their work, the focus being on “outsider leaders” in business. Although this topic has given rise to a number of interesting and important questions around such aspects as the implications of being an outsider, the potential benefits for organisations and the challenges to be faced, it has not yet been fully explored. In this regard, the introduction explains how the authors of this book have sought to further the knowledge of this contemporary topic through their research.