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I have enjoyed every book Mr. Gladwell has written. Mr. Gladwell has a terrific (soft) voice for the narration, and it is great to hear the author's intonation.
Becoming immersed into the story as Mr. Gladwell describes David's encounter with Goliath.
I have read or listened to every book Mr. Gladwell has published (I think) and he really has a unique perspective that he only espouses after meticulous research.
I just kept replaying the author's description of David as he walked toward Goliath.
Great perspective, and so well written that it lends itself to a very large audience.
Some may think that David's victory over Goliath was in the stones. That is incorrect.
As much as anything else it was in how he perceived the giant.
We all face giants... HOW we see them determines ahether or not we overcome them.
Speak well to any one overcoming difficulties in life, not pollyannic at all.
Chapter about dyslexia.
Provides confirmation on life experiences that would have been lost otherwise.
i don't think it could be scripted as a motion picture. It seems more conceptual than literal.
The book lives up to the tittle.
Robert Patrick Lewis
As an author who narrated my own first work, I love to hear an author who does the same. As the person who created the story, they are the only one's who can truly capture the nuances, emotions and meanings of each syllable, and Gladwell take the cake on this one.
I can only compare this to other Gladwell books, because of this extremely unique perspective, storytelling and research. I would put this one more on the level of "Blink," my favorite until this.
As a father, the stories of the parents whose daughters were murdered.
I actually teared up several times, especially hearing about the murdered children.
Speed over size
David's victory over Goliath was not surprising result. David had competitive advantage in the battle from the beginning. People tend to see the size more than the real competitive advantage.
Did not read the print version.
The book is very empowering.
I liked concept of the advantages of disadvantages.
When he discussed the influence of disadvantages in the classroom.
It was my first Gladwell's book. I would rate it higher but it grows a little tedious in the end. The initial topics that are covered are some of the best I have heard, especially the one about the students who feel like a small fish in a big pond. The second part feels a bit desperate from the initial narrative. Nonetheless a clear and fresh perspective.
Not his narration, lol. He is very dry and that makes it tough to get through what I might refer to the statistical portion of the book- but it is well worth it.
Gladwell writes from the educational perspective. He wants us to know that thinking differently is not bad- it is productive and we should treat those that do not think like us as a possible learning tool.
yes, I would. My schedule is such that I rarely have time to read an actual book or one on my Kindle- commuting is my time to enjoy books.
The proper take on David and Goliath and the real lesson that we need to revisit the way we see our influences.
I did not read the print version.
Loved this book. It really puts some things into perspective. Things you believe are advantages may not be and things you believe are disadvantages may not be.