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  • David and Goliath

  • Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,521

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Art of (Unconventional) War

  • By Cynthia on 10-04-13

Be Grateful for Life's Setbacks

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-17

David and Goliath is filled with stories about people who have losses but are able eventually to see their losses as gains. Their loss or disability changes them, opens their perspective and enables them to use their liabilities in fruitful ways, to be grateful for defects setbacks, tragedies, rather than victims of them. I was ready to listen for 6 more hours, to not only readily forgive but thank anyone who had ever harmed me!

  • Book Summary: Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

This is a book summary of Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell. In his landmark best seller The Tipping Point, Gladwell examined how we understand the outside world; in Blink, he considers the ways we understand our interior lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Bad

  • By mcpal on 07-17-16

Not Bad

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-16

M. Palm
It's hard to summarize a book no doubt. I.wonder why this 17 min. summary seemed to have so few ideas. I'm sure it had more but I can only remember 2. For some decisions:
1. We can gather too much information and become unnecessarily confused by it.
2. We are better off making snap decisions, realizing that our subconscious has provided us with the informatio

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