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

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

Format:  Hardcover,

305 pages

Publisher: Little Brown & Co

Publish Date: Oct 2013

ISBN-13: 9780316204361

ISBN-10: 0316204366

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Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of "The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, "and "What the Dog Saw, " offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet.
Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He "shouldn't "have won.
Or should he have?
In "David and Goliath," Malcolm Gladwell""challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.
Gladwell begins with the "real" story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, "David and Goliath" examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms---all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity.
In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers---"The Tipping Point," "Blink," "Outliers" and "What the Dog Saw---""David and Goliath" draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.

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Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Publish Date: Oct 2013
ISBN-13: 9780316204361
ISBN-10: 0316204366
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 305
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.5 x 1.0

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Biography of Gladwell, Malcolm

Malcolm Gladwell, non-fiction writer and journalist, was born in England on Sept 3, 1963. He was raised in rural Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in History. Gladwell was previously a business and science reporter for the Washington Post and is currently a staff writer with the New Yorker magazine. He is well-known for his three New York Times bestselling books: Blink, The Tipping Point, and Outliers. His writing is often a product of sociology and psychology with implications for the social sciences and business. Gladwell became a successful public speaker after writing his best-selling books.

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Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw, offers his most provocative--and dazzling--book yet.

Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won.

Or should he?

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages-offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.

Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, David and Goliath examines Northern Ireland's "Troubles", the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms--all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity.

In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers--- The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw--- David And Goliath draws upon history, psychology and powerful story-telling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by David and Goliath is a great book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants is a great book by a great author who really knows how to tell a story. I loved this book and his previous work Outliers. This book tells the story of the underdog but with a twist. The underdog does win many times and the author Malcolm Gladwell shows exactly how the underdog wins more often than you think. The title was not picked because it was catching instead the author shows you how David was able to beat Goliath. There is a method to the madness with why misfits and underdogs succeed. I think you will love this book and I would definitely recommend it.Thank you for reading my review. 04/11/2014
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