This is a unique and unusual book.
It contains many worthwhile lessons expressed in beautiful and simple way. This book is fascinating. I am sorry it isn't longer. It has inspired me to think deeply and perhaps even to become a better person.
This book is extremely well written and performed, but was simply not what I expected. The author seems to drift back and forth between different qualities of underdogs while seeming to suggest that abandoning moral true north for the accomplishment of a goal is a golden standard to be emulated. This author is obviously well read and articulate, but the mix of messages left myself as a reader a little bewildered.
Hi My name is Rae and i love to read and also a very shy person.
no, because reading this book was only good for school, so no i would not
Randive because he and his girls basketball team are underdogs.
yes and again very boring , because it was school related.
ya it was and very boring
Occasionally, individual suffering leads to the. strength to minimize the suffering of others. These instances come, not by chance, but because of lifetimes, and at times centuries, of preparation so subtle it is nearly impossible to recognize immense power in the moment of its use.
Perhaps this is an argument for the problem of suffering that seems at the heart of conflict between the atheist and the believer. Does God allow suffering in order to prepare salvation for others.
Gladwell always helps me be more willing to see things differently. His reframing of situations always opens my heart and mind to new possibilities.
This one is especially good. As someone who is dyslexic I highly identified with his descriptions of how tough it can be. I love the way he tells stories and also gives the statistics and studies. It's gripping and fascinating and like all of Gladwell's books it will leave you with new perspectives with which to view the world.
As a big fan of Malcom Gladwell, I was really looking forward to reading this one, but have to say I was pretty disappointed with it. A few chapters are very interesting but overall, the thought behind the concept of a David and Goliath theme was all over the place.
Performance was fine. Malcolm has a great speaking voice.
While I learned some new historical facts and stories I hadn't heard before, I felt the chapters and flow of the book was disjointed and didn't seem to connect with the overall theme of what the story of David and Goliath is all about.
I gained essential insight on disadvantages in general.
I'm really happy to have read this book. I will keep its wisdom in mind, and I would recommend it to everyone who wants some insight on the matter, while listening to these incredible stories following the one about David and Goliath.