Very encouraging for the outlier... the disagreeable, the entrepreneur, the risk taker... the one who goes against the grain and risks the promotion for the greater good.
The audiobook started out strong, but then tapered as it continued. Many stories that he referred to in various chapters, were never finished. After a while, it became hard to comprehend the point of the stories as they weren't addressed again. Then, only in the last four minutes of the story does Gladwell tie everything together. It would've been more helpful had he explained his reasoning behind the stories shared with more detail. I was left wishing for more closure.
Wonderful thesis and content written with an overwhelming amount of examples as is his usual.
Like other works of this author, David and Goliath is a collection of fascinating stories weaved together around some common themes which I believe are intended to generate further thought and discussion. The author is a great story-teller.
Yes. As a sociologist, I love listening to Gladwell's books. I often reference the studies citied in his work, but on a different level, his books are inspiring, funny, informative and well researched.
Outliers by the same author. I love how Gladwell provides a wide variety of examples that span across history.
There were no scenes, since it's non-fiction, but there are countless examples that illustrate his point.
I wouldn't say extreme, but I had to bookmark several sections in order to reference the studies cited in order to help facilitate my own work!
Great history lesson. A book every American should read. I thought it was excellent how Gladwell framed these stories in the context of the tale of David and Goliath. I have a much different view of the underdog and how one can use one's "disadvantages as advantages." Highly recommend.