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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

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Language English
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Penguin UK
About the Book: David and Goliath A dazzling and provocative new book from the #1 bestselling author of the Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw Why do underdogs succeed so much more than they should? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey to uncover the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty. From the conflicts in Northern Ireland, through the tactics of civil rights leaders and the problem of privilege, Gladwell demonstrates how terribly we misunderstand the true meaning of advantage and disadvantage. When is a traumatic childhood a good thing? How can a disability leave someone better off? And do you really want your child to go to the best school he or she can get into? Drawing on the stories of remarkable underdogs, history, science, psychology and his unparalleled ability to make the connections others miss, David and Goliath is a brillia ... See more
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  1. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     Good theme, Bad content, Insufficient analysis 6 January, 2014 On
    After reading other books of Malcolm, I had much more expectation from this one. But, alas, 'David and Goliath' disappoints the reader in me. It talks about a good (and already well known) concept. But, there is hardly any analysis or value-add provided by the author. This book is a fine example of - lot of pages of mere words and not enough meaning. The entire content of this book can be written in just 1 page. The full book is just a lot of waste of pages.

    What I did not like:
    * There are too many words and too less meaning.
    * Low in depth, due to which after reading each example/chapter, I felt - "Yeah, but..."
    * Selective mention of facts. Due to this, as a reader, I felt myself disagreeing to a lot of stuff in the book.
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  2.  Not the best one 13 May, 2015 On
    I have read Outliers and Tipping Point by David Goliath, but this is not of the best books by him. I was very eager to read this book when it released, but was not very impressed with the cases and instances mentioned in the book.

    By far, the best book by Malcolm Gladwell is Outliers.
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