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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 Timesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 236g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241959594
  • 9780241959596
  • 15,584

About Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What The Dog Saw and David and Goliath.show more

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Breath-taking and thought-provoking The New York Times Truly intriguing and inspiring Los Angeles Times 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 When you read it, you feel like you can topple giants -- Jon Ronsonshow more

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Breath-taking and thought-provoking The New York Timesshow more

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