on October 1st 2013
In his #1 bestselling books The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell has explored the ways we understand and change our world. Now he looks at the complex and surprising ways the weak can defeat the strong, the small can match up against the giant, and how our goals (often culturally determined) can make a huge difference in our ultimate sense of success. Drawing upon examples from the world of business, sports, culture, cutting-edge psychology, and an array of unforgettable characters around the world, David and Goliath is in many ways the most practical and provocative book Malcolm Gladwell has ever written.
I’ve already talked about a Gladwell book, Outliers, so read that to hear what I think about his books and his podcast.
The book starts with a description of the biblical battle of David and Goliath that I had never heard before even after being a weekly church-goer for over 20 years. Funny enough, I heard the same description in a sermon a few months after reading this book!
This book is more of the same and is enjoyable if you enjoy this style.
This was book number 22 of 52 for 2017.