Malcolm Gladwell truly makes you think outside the box here. An incredible read. I kept wanting to listen to what he had to say. I'm already reading another one of his books and love it, too.
Gladwell is always a great narrator to listen to, which is actually what brought me to download the audiobook. Te content is interesting and entertaining, full of stories and facts. However, there are no actionable takeaways that can be derived from the book.
as always, Gladwell weaves and entertaining tale with much to think about. As he is a Storyteller as much as a research journalist, I don't agree with all of the evidence or interpretation, but considerable New Perspective is gained.
Malcom Gladwell is a master story teller. When I first heard his voice as the narrator I thought he sounded somewhat mono toned but in no one at all I was hooked and I couldn't stop listening. I love how he weaves a fascinating story with intricate detail and description backed up with incredible research. He has a unique ability to make me question how we base many of our beliefs as a society on wrong thinking and has me realize that often times we are asking the wrong questions. I feel very uplifted after listening to this book and have vowed to read anything he writes.
This is a great book to help you see that many things we accept as default truth may not be at all. It encourages me to look again at assumptions and how I approach work and life.
Dutifully presenting the side who lost the coin flip, was playing on road before a hostile crowd, and without their best player. Gladwell beautifully highlights what we missed between the lines of historical hipocracy. The underdogs, black sheep, and misfits wind up exposing the soft underbelly of the bully and become our best sources of inspiration.
I was brought here by Gladwell's excellent podcast revisionist history. I blew through this book, which reads like an extended version of his podcast. Gladwell has a voice that is both calm and compelling. The message that what at first appears as a disadvantage can in fact be one's greatest strength is one which might come across to some as romantic thinking, but I think it is a message that our current generation needs to hold on to and consider deeply.