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

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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

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241959596
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
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 Ronson

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“A Brief Summary and Review”

*A full executive summary of this book will be available at newbooksinbrief dot com, on or before Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

This book is not about underdogs and giants in any conventional sense of these terms.... More

Hardback edition
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“Championing the underdog.”

I found this book a fascinating, thought provoking read. Having heard some of the discussions about it, where Gladwell's conclusions on the effects of being the underdog were challenged because he draws them from... More

Hardback edition
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“Original and thought-provoking”

Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath offers a fascinating read into the world of underdogs that encourages a reassessment of common belief and perceived wisdom. Covering some amazing stories from a lowly teenage... More

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