A great book - compelling insights; thought-provoking and helpful. So many intriguing topics encourage reflection and discussion.
… some of it was kind of "obvious" to someone grown up on scandinavian social democratic tradition.
The examples are good and illustrative.
The analysis of the Biblical story of David and Goliath was the most interesting in my view.
I have read other books by Malcolm Gladwell, but never found them to challenge my long held beliefs as much as this one did. So many ideas I have taken for granted were examined and turned on their sides. In this world of sound bites, Gladwell has delved deeply into ideas surrounding education, religion, society and the idea of what is and isn't a disability. I am a teacher and the. Other of four children. what I read here made me see how the struggles people face are often so important to their development and success. In my work as a teacher, I have seen how students who have had to struggle in their early school years often out perform their peers who found their early school years easy. I would recommend this books to teachers, parents, and anyone who is a student of society. I found myself wishing the book was longer because it was so engaging.
Malcolm Gladwell's book David and Goliath is an interesting book and does bring some fresh perspective to an old thought process. His performance of the reading delivers the tone and emphasis of his writing style quite well. I would say the most disappointing piece to me is that the focus seems to be on human effort and control of one's self. There is little hope for those who do not have the same traits as those push past convention. The book was enlightening, yet disappointing, because I am not like that.
Solid book. Excellent near this, there several good examples. It is worth your time. The author has an excellent speaking ability and grasp of the material