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

David and Goliath

Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

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What if everything we thought about power was wrong? What if, in the ancient story of the shepherd boy who topples a giant, David actually had the advantage?

This thought sets Malcolm Gladwell on an extraordinary journey that takes him from art to basketball, the brain to revolutions, along the way weaving unforgettable stories of misfits, outsiders, tricksters and underdogs who have faced outsized challenges and won. With his trademark warmth, humour and gift for showing us the world through new eyes, Gladwell lets us see why the powerful aren't always what we think they are - and that some of us have more strength and purpose than we could ever imagine.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • this is a must for all parents
  • Well Written

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    Comments about David and Goliath:

    Loved this book, must be a real help to parents whose children have dificulty at school, brilliantly written. It is For anyone who feels on the down side, or not good enough, they can only be empowered.

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    Intoxicating, powerful and morally engaged Guardian Breath-taking and thought-provoking New York Times Truly intriguing and inspiring Los Angeles Times Gladwell's most enjoyable book so far. It is a feel-good extravaganza, nourishing both heart and mind. Each of its stories ... has an ending that is both happy and surprising. What ostensibly unites the stories are the twin ideas that an advantage can sometimes be a disadvantage and that a disadvantage can sometimes be an advantage. Yet there is something more powerful and more uplifting that also links them. It is that good beats bad - just when you least expected it Financial Times When you read it, you feel like you can topple giants -- Jon Ronson An energetic, counterintuitive exploration of why (and how) underdogs succeed Guardian, Books of the Year Continuing to gently but persistently blow my mind -- Lauren Laverne I devoured it in a single reading -- Richard E. Grant The pre-eminent public intellectual of his age The Times Bloody good -- Gabby Logan

    Malcolm Gladwell

    Malcolm T. Gladwell, CM is an English-Canadian journalist, bestselling author, and speaker. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has written four books, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), Outliers: The Story of Success (2008), and What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (2009), a collection of his journalism. All four books were on The New York Times Best Seller list.

    Gladwell's books and articles often deal with the unexpected implications of research in the social sciences and make frequent and extended use of academic work, particularly in the areas of sociology, psychology, and social psychology. Gladwell was appointed to the Order of Canada on June 30, 2011

    Visit Malcolm Gladwell's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780241959596
    ISBN-10: 0241959594
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 320
    Published: 28th May 2014
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.8
    Weight (kg): 0.24
    Edition Number: 1