David and Goliath

David and Goliath

by Malcolm Gladwell

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 03/10/2013

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Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell, no.1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw, takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey through 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 we misunderstand the true meaning of advantage and disadvantage. When does a traumatic childhood work in someone's favour? 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?


David and Goliath draws on the stories of remarkable underdogs, history, science, psychology and on Malcolm Gladwell's unparalleled ability to make the connections others miss. It's a brilliant, illuminating book that overturns conventional thinking about power and advantage.


'A global phenomenon... there is, it seems, no subject over which he cannot scatter some magic dust' Observer

ISBN:
9780241959602
9780241959602
Category:
Psychology
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
03-10-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist and the author of five New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, What the Dog Saw, and his latest, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.

He has been named one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time magazine and one of Foreign Policy magazine's "Top 100 Global Thinkers."

Gladwell has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has won a National Magazine Award and been honoured by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society.

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