Jim Osman, the founder of The Edge Group, thinks about investing differently than most. He’s a pure-blooded contrarian.

“If people are all going right down the line, I might hang a left,” he said in an exclusive interview with Business Insider. “I just don’t go with the crowd on stuff. More often, I’ve found that pays off.”

Osman, who is set to publish a book detailing his strategy this spring, made a name for himself sniffing out opportunities that have mostly gone overlooked. He’s what you would call a “special-situations” investor. Circumstances like corporate restructurings, insider buying, recapitalization, managerial incentives, and spin-offs top his list of attractive opportunities.

Read the full interview…