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October 2017: Society > David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

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Jason Oliver | 2063 comments Rated this book 3 but very close to a 4.

This is a book about how qualities or circumstances considered disadvantages can really give you an advantage and vise versa. It reevaluates David vs Goliath situations including the original David vs Goliath. Exampes used are dyslexia, loss of a parent, class room sizes

Though I view some of Gladwell's examples to be stretches or looked at through a narrow lens, others are spot on. Overall, the book reshaped how I view certain disadvantage and how I can use it as an advantage.

A good and interesting concept and read.


message 2: by Susie (new)

Susie | 4488 comments This sounds quite fascinating!


message 3: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6546 comments I love Gladwell, but haven't picked up this one yet. Thanks for sharing your balanced review. It had fallen off my radar, but still think I would get something out of it!


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