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

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'A feel-good extravaganza, nourishing both heart and mind ... What unites the stories are the twin ideas that an advantage can sometimes be a disadvantage and that a disadvantage can sometimes be an advantage. Yet there is something more powerful and more uplifting that links them' Kate Kellaway, Financial Times

'I devoured in a single reading' Richard E. Grant

'When you read it, you feel like you can topple giants' Jon Ronson

'An energetic, counterintuitive exploration of why (and how) underdogs succeed' Lisa Appignanesi, Guardian, Books of the Year

'Breathtaking' The New York Times

'Truly intriguing and inspiring' Los Angeles Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 236g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241959594
  • 9780241959596
  • 9,586

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Breath-taking and thought-provoking The New York Times
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When you read it, you feel like you can topple giants -- Jon Ronson Gladwell's most enjoyable book so far. It is a feel-good extravaganza, nourishing both heart and mind. Each of its stories ... has an ending that is both happy and surprising. What ostensibly unites the stories are the twin ideas that an advantage can sometimes be a disadvantage and that a disadvantage can sometimes be an advantage. Yet there is something more powerful and more uplifting that also links them. It is that good beats bad - just when you least expected it * Financial Times * Truly intriguing and inspiring * Los Angeles Times * Breath-taking and thought-provoking * The New York Times *
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About Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five international bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History and is a staff writer atThe New Yorker. He was named one of the 100 most influential people byTime magazine and one of the Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers. Previously, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science, and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.
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