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

byMalcolm Gladwell
Rating 8.5 /10 Readability
Read Time 8 hrs Readible On
Published: 2013Read: November 27, 2013Pages: 320
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by Juvoni Beckford@juvoni

The core message of turning adversity into strength was something that truly resonated with me as I grew up in disadvantaged circumstances. David & Goliath is a very well written book, although I can see how people can get with Gladwell's style of writing as his books seem to rhyme with each other. Regardless, the story has many twists and tales to take hold of your attention, and the content is very relevant in a world that has become so unbalanced in regards to opportunity and resources.

Motivations to Read

I am a fan of Gladwell's work, so I had high expectations for this book as well. Judging off of the title, summary and some early reviews, I knew that he would be talking about important issues that I care about.

3 Reasons to Read

  • Learn how to turn certain disadvantages into advantages.
  • Learn how advantages or too much of a good thing can harm you.
  • Great stories on how certain people with disabilities or other disadvantaged individuals have overcome adversity.

Notable Quotes

Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave when the tough times start. Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all. - Malcolm Gladwell

Giants are not what we think they are. The same qualities that appear to give them strength are often the sources of great weakness. - Malcolm Gladwell

Notes for this book are still being transcribed.
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posted May 6, 2015

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