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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“How David Beats Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

Another big theme of the book is that there’s such a thing as a “desirable difficulty. They think they succeeded because of it.

Underdogs win a lot more often than you think. Helen Nguyen marked it as to-read May 20, For instance, your likelihood of dropping out from science and math is not a function of your intelligence, it’s a function of the intelligence of those around you.

Which is the story of David and Goliath, right? In his new book, “David and Goliath: Goliath in the biblical story does, if you look closely, sound like a guy who can’t see. Instead of playing to the strengths of opponents, the adopted a relentless full-court press strategy and crushed the better-abled competition. This really interesting notion comes from this husband and wife psychology team at UCLA called the Bjorks. Follow comments with the RSS feed for this post.


Golliath here we have a big, lumbering guy weighed down with armor, who can’t see much more than a few feet in front of his face, up against a kid running at him with a devastating weapon and a rock traveling with the stopping power of a. 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.

This is the classic story of the business world. Are there any common threads you found between successful underdogs? It is because ofand not despite, David’s size and unorthodox choice of weapon that he is able to slay the lumbering giant. Lisa added it Mar 27, This is a book that does ask a similar kind of question, but in a very different way. Your email is kept private.

“How David Beats Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell – Hyde School

Now, it’s hard to see that their dyslexia would as easily be a desirable difficulty. Holly Noun marked it as to-read Apr 28, Nicole rated it it was amazing Jun 13, How did this research for “David and Goliath” grow out prior research you’ve done for books like “Outliers”? Jean Martin marked it as to-read Feb 23, Sree marked it as to-read Jun 02, You write that underdog strategies are hard or at least harder than giant strategies. What GM suffered with in terms of decision making and innovation was that they were on the wrong side of this curve.


How David beats Goliath (more often than you think)

That’s not a story of an underdog and a favorite. Michael Ray marked it as to-read Jan 15, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That’s the crucial part about why he was able to do this incredibly disruptive, innovative thing because he wasn’t someone who spent anytime worrying about his reputation. I may not be able to outspend you, but I can outwork you. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Only two of the Redwood City girls could dribble and shoot the rock. Malcolm Gladwell, in an article for The New Yorker, argues that this simple act of adjusting strategy is the key for weaker opponents — the Davids — to win against foes that greatly overpower them. Lyza Valenzo marked it as to-read Nov 19, And they started with learning. We require a certain level of adversity.