DAVID AND GOLIATH BY MALCOLM GLADWELL
We think we are logical, adequate, and rational. But often, our vision is distorted by various biases, illusions, misconceptions, and stereotypes. I call this phenomenon ‘mental illusions’. This theme is deeply analyzed and studied in a famous book ‘David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants’ by Malcolm Gladwell.
Another international bestseller by Malcolm Gladwell teaches us to look at the world from different perspectives of views. Sometimes, our weaknesses become our major forces. Oppositely, something that obviously seems to be our major advantage becomes the main reason of our defeat and failure. The book starts with the Biblical story of David and Goliath. You all know that in that battle, despite the big disadvantage in strength and size, a young boy named David defeats a gigantic hero-warrior Goliath. Malcolm Gladwell examines and analyzes the battle between David and Goliath, and makes a conclusion that David’s disadvantage turned to be his main strength. On the other hand, Goliath’s huge mass and size become the main reason for his defeat. In ‘David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants’, Malcolm Gladwell combines elements of psychology, philosophy, politics, business, and captivating storytelling to reveal the main idea of the book.
As all book written by Malcolm Gladwell, this work is also awesome. I loved the book for several reasons. This works shifts your worldview, thinking, and improves your analytical skills. It is important to mention that the book is packed with a lot of historical and scientific information. The storytelling style is stunning. From both cognitive and entertaining points of view, I give this book 10 out of 10.
‘David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants’ by Malcolm Gladwell is a must-read masterpiece. These types of books are written once in a decade. It is a mainstream book that will appeal to people of all interests, genders, nationalities, religions, and financial income. If you love deep thinking and if you enjoy reading books that make you contemplate about this life and the world, then, ‘David and Goliath’ will be an ideal choice for you. Fans of ‘Outliers: The Story of Success’ by Malcolm Gladwell will fall in love with this book two. Even though the two books explore different topics, they are very similar in style.