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

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                                                             Malcolm Gladwell

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    28 October 2013
    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 brilliant, illuminating book that overturns conventional thinking and brings home the incredible leverage of the unexpected.

    About the Author

    Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with the New Yorker magazine since 1996. He is the author of The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers, all of which were number one New York Times bestsellers. Prior to joining the New Yorker magazine, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business, science and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. Gladwell was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario and now lives in New York City.

    Product details

    • Hardcover: 320 pages
    • Publisher: Allen Lane (28 October 2013)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1846145813
    • ISBN-13: 978-1846145810
    • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 13.8 x 3.4 cm

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