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4.0 out of 5 stars Flawed reasoning skills detract from interesting stories about underdogs
I have read and reviewed all of Malcolm Gladwell's previous books and consider him to be among the most talented and energetic of journalists, with most of his work featured in The New Yorker. He also has superb storyteller skills. His "discoveries" tend to be well-known to those knowledgeable about the given subject. In The Tipping Point, for example, he discusses a...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't quite pull it off
Gladwell has a formula: he picks a grand thesis - in this case that what are ordinarily perceived of as disadvantages might not be wholly negative - and then carefully arranges around it anecdotes of such simple humanity that one is forced, between dabbing the tears away and spontaneous rounds of applause, to swallow the damn thing whole.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Challenge what you believe!, 14 July 2014
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A good read - certainly worth the investment. Made me challenge the way I look at 'the norm'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read., 10 July 2014
This review is from: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants (Hardcover)
Fast delivery and excellent quality. Amazing book that ended too quickly!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 10 Aug 2014
Repetitious and platitudinous beyond compare.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Aug 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 July 2014
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Another great book from Malcom
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 25 Oct 2013
I really enjoyed reading this book and I was quite sad to finish it.
I am an admirer of Mr Gladwell's work
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5.0 out of 5 stars Understand the true causes of success, 23 Oct 2013
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Malcolm Gladwell once again surprises us. This book reveals the hidden stories behind the great things that apparently no one believes that to be successful, one of the components of life that bring more surprises to society. This book allows us to know some of these stories and more, allows us to understand the real reasons which result in these successes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding and inspiring, 21 Oct 2013
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Not a wasted word. CONTROVERSIAL yes but substantiated with interesting anecdotes and evidence. LIVELY, ERUDITE, EASY TO READ.Get this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant analysis, 21 Oct 2013
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This book is as thought provoking and stimulating as Malcolm's Blink. Malcolm is really utilising the power of his autodidact opinions on known principles across all aspects of life, from parenting to politics and medicine. Whether you agree with him or not, you have to read him if only to appreciate his critical analysis of each example. I bought the audio version of the book which was narrated by the Malcolm himself and really enjoyed the experience as Malcolm was able to convince me from the preamble to the hidden outcome of every so called perceived weak aspects of life.
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3.0 out of 5 stars bursty 70, 29 Mar 2014
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Interesting and thought provoking especially concerning the troubles in Ireland. Made me think if the the Goliath of the West.
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