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

In the Biblical story of David and Goliath, a shepherd boy defeats a giant using a mere slingshot as a weapon.  Gladwell uses this story to demonstrate the hidden advantages of obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to suffer a loss or experience any apparent setback. Through examples such as the political uprisings in Northern Ireland, the work of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, and classrooms that have been successful and unsuccessful, he gives dramatic evidence of how greatness is born from adversity and makes us rethink the way we see the world.  

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