How David Beats Goliath has 8 ratings and 1 review. When underdogs break the rules. Malcolm Gladwell is one of our favorite modern authors. Reading his “David can beat Goliath by substituting effort for ability,” Gladwell writes. Underdogs win a lot more often than you think. Malcolm Gladwell explains how. We’re all familiar with the story of David and Goliath, where.

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Grace Kim marked it as to-read Apr 09, What GM suffered with in terms of decision making and innovation was that they were on the wrong side of this curve.

That’s not a story of an underdog and a favorite. This really interesting notion comes from this husband and wife psychology team at UCLA called the Bjorks.

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Another big theme of the book is that there’s such a thing as a “desirable difficulty. Joseph Paladino marked it as to-read Jan 07, That’s the kind of conversation I want to start with this book. Your email is kept private.


I have a chapter about a software mogul in Silicon Valley, an Indian guy who coaches his malcom daughter’s basketball team, and they are without talent.

What do you say to that? Andrew Broere marked it as to-read Mar 11, That’s the million dollar question.

Anyone who has worked in a start-up knows that’s one of the stressful parts of it. This is a book that does ask a similar kind of question, but in a very different way. Puzzled by why teams retreated to the other end after making a field goal, he taught his unskilled crew to press full-court after every possession.

How do you figure? It’s the other way around. This book is an attempt to appreciate those gifts for what they are, and I think that’s something that every entrepreneur would be interested in.

How David beats Goliath

It is because ofand gloiath despite, David’s size and unorthodox choice of weapon that he is able to slay the lumbering giant. Elizabeth Liz marked it as to-read Feb 16, To what extent can disadvantages be advantageous and vice versa? Refresh and try again. Caleb M marked it as to-read Apr 14, Return to Book Page.


Books by Malcolm Gladwell. Samantha marked it as to-read Jun 09, Effort is the route available to the underdog. Kami marked it as to-read May 04, Goliath in the biblical story does, if you look closely, sound like a guy who can’t see.

“How David Beats Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

Sheila Darden marked it as to-read May 11, And that’s exactly why nimble, upstart companies, with their new solutions to old problems, often can best Goliaths. You note there are also a disproportionate number of dyslexic people in prison, though.

One alarming theme of the book for a lot of business owners is that once you reach a certain point of success or a certain point of wealth, it actually can work against you and become a disadvantage. Freddi Rivera marked it as to-read Jan 28, And they started with learning.

What about being a big fish in a little pond?