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    DescriptionDavid and Goliath is the dazzling and provocative new book from Malcolm Gladwell, no.1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw. Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey through the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty. From the conflicts in Northern Ireland through the tactics of civil rights leaders and the problem of privilege, Gladwell demonstrates how we misunderstand the true meaning of advantage and disadvantage. When does a traumatic childhood work in someone's favour? How can a disability leave someone better off? And do you really want your child to go to the best school he or she can get into? David and Goliath draws on the stories of remarkable underdogs, history, science, psychology and on Malcolm Gladwell's unparalleled ability to make the connections others miss. It's a brilliant, illuminating book that overturns conventional thinking about power and advantage. Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What The Dog Saw. "A global phenomenon...there is, it seems, no subject over which he cannot scatter some magic dust". (Observer).

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    David and Goliath
    Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Malcolm Gladwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 461 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846145810
    ISBN 10: 1846145813

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BIC subject category V2: VSP, JFCA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14810
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000
    DC23: 158.1
    Thema V1.0: JBCC1, VSP
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    03 October 2013
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    Author Information
    Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What The Dog Saw.
    Review quote
    When you read it, you feel like you can topple giants -- Jon Ronson I devoured it in a single reading, being a Gladwell addict for many years -- Richard E. Grant His most accessible book ... A Scheherazade for our time, talking to keep us going and make us think -- Gaby Wood Daily Telegraph His best yet ... intoxicating, powerful ... more socially and morally engaged than his previous work -- Oliver Burkeman Guardian A pleasure -- Tim Adams Observer Lovely ... as with most of Gladwell's books he had me at hello - the initial thesis is simply irresistible -- Leah McLaren Globe and Mail Truly intriguing and inspiring ... unforgettable -- Hector Tobar Los Angeles Times As always, Gladwell's sweep is breathtaking and thought-provoking ... I've long admired Gladwell's work -- Joe Nocera The New York Times Fascinating ... Gladwell is a master of synthesis. This perennially bestselling author prides himself on radical re-thinking and urges the rest of us to follow suit -- Heller McAlpin Washington Post David and Goliath readers will travel with colorful characters who overcame great difficulties and learn fascinating facts about the Battle of Britain, cancer medicine and the struggle for civil rights, to name just a few topics upon which Mr. Gladwell's wide-ranging narrative touches. This is an entertaining book -- Christopher F. Chabris Wall Street Journal What propels the book, like all of Gladwell's writing, is his intoxicating brand of storytelling. He is the master of mixing familiar elements with surprise counter-intuitions, and then seasoning with a sprinkling of scientific evidence ... Gladwell is a master craftsman, an outlier amongst authors -- Rob Brooks Huffington Post Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath, an energetic, counterintuitive exploration of why (and how) underdogs succeed, and how disabilities, traumatic childhoods, and other seeming lacks can sometimes trump power Guardian, Books of the Year 2013