Audie Award Winner, Non-Fiction, 2014
Malcolm Gladwell, the number-one best-selling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw, offers his most provocative - and dazzling - book yet.
Three thousand years ago, on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won.
Or should he have?
In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.
Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, David and Goliath examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms - all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity.
In the tradition of Gladwell's previous best sellers, David and Goliath draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think about the world around us.
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Desde que vi la presentación de este libro por Malcom en TED, despertó mi curiosidad por leer esta obra y mis expectativas fueron superadas más allá de sus vagos límites.
Cada capítulo era una nueva perspectiva de como afrontamos nuestras supuestas capacidades y discapacidades ante los "Goliath" que nos imponen la sociedad, nuestros propios pensamientos y costumbres.
Narrado por el mismo autor fue algo que me gustó aun más, porque sabía donde dar el énfasis necesario con su voz para transmitir el sentimiento de las personas de los relatos.
Gladwell's books have gotten progressively more anecdotal and his claims have become less substantiated. He Cherry picks examples and facts that barely support his claims. However, he is a great story teller. He may have decided that he need not be a statistician to tell interesting stories. If so, he should switch completely to biographies or historical fiction.
The only thing better than reading a Gladwell book is listening to Malcolm Gladwell read a Gladwell book. Definitely a five star read and reading.
I deeply appreciate the way Gladwell weaves storytelling and research together. In his hands heartbreak and a closer, longer look at humanity reveal unexpected truth. These are practical revelations I will immediately apply. Very well read! Will listen again certain to learn more.
I love all of Malcolm Gladwell's writing. this again made me really think and ponder how we can easily underestimate the underdog.
Gladwell's other books seem to be based on facts rather than looking for facts to support a narrative.
As in his other books, he tells the story with conviction. He is easy to listen to.
I love the way Gladwell tells stories and induces theories from the stories. I don't always agree with his theories - they sound convincing but they're just theories - but I love the way he communicates and makes me think.
I really good listen.
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