Book Review: David & Goliath

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling GiantsDavid and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another interesting book by Malcolm Gladwell. The book argues that often in life the giants are not a large as they appear and the shepard boy not as weak. It is possible to find strength or advantages in aspects of our lives we may consider to be a downside or disadvantage. The book also describers how most progress can be made only through be disagreeable: by thinking differently from others and being willing to state that different position. I also like his point that a person, agency or government can only have successful authority if they have establishes legitimacy: that is the people the are trying to control must feel like they have a voice and the law must be predictable and fair.

I know that this book, like all of Malcolm’s other books, takes one point of view that he wants to get across and tell us stories to back up this point. He does not show the other side of the story, but he always has an interesting point of view and does and great job of captivating us with his storytelling skills.

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