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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Hardback)

By Gladwell, Malcolm

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In his #1 bestselling books THE TIPPING POINT, BLINK and OUTLIERS, Malcolm Gladwell has explored the ways in which we understand and change our world. Now he looks at the complex and surprising ways in which the weak can defeat the strong, how the small can match up against the g...iant, and how our goals (often culturally) can make a huge difference in our ultimate sense of success. Drawing upon examples from the world of business, sports, culture, cutting-edge psychology and an array of unforgettable characters around the world, DAVID AND GOLIATH is in many ways the most practical and provocative book Malcolm Gladwell has ever written. We all know that underdogs can win-that's what the David versus Goliath legend tells us, and we've seen it with our own eyes. Or have we? In DAVID AND GOLIATH, Malcolm Gladwell uncovers the hidden dynamics that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed. Gladwell takes us to the battlefields of Northern Ireland and Vietnam, into the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, and digs into the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms-all in an attempt to demonstrate how fundamentally we misunderstand the true meaning of advantages and disadvantages. When is a traumatic childhood a good thing? When does a disability leave someone better off? Do you really want your child to go to the best school he or she can get into? Why are the childhoods of people at the top of one profession after another marked by deprivation and struggle? Drawing upon psychology, history, science, business, politics and his own unparalleled ability to grasp the connections others miss, DAVID AND GOLIATH is a beautifully written book about the mighty leverage of the unconventional. Millions of readers have been waiting for the next Malcolm Gladwell book. That wait is over.
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ISBN 9780316204361
Publisher Little, Brown
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780316204361
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Little, Brown
Imprint Little, Brown & Company
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Gladwell, Malcolm
Category Psychology
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 206mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 155.24
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Success, Motivation (Psychology), Opportunity, Struggle - Psychological aspects
NBS Text Mind, Body & Spirit: General
ONIX Text General/trade