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- Listening Length: 7 hours
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 3 Oct. 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FA4LSFM
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Drawing on examples from education, policing, civil rights, and much else the book provides numerous anecdotes as well as statistical evidence to show that inverse U shaped curves apply to the effectiveness of most fields of human activity.
I thouroughly enjoyed this book, although there is not much that is revelatory, and read it in just one day
The style is long-winded and over-sweetened for public consumption and I kept saying to myself "get to the point"- it never did.
The premise that the small can take on the big and mighty and win in today's fast paced and rapidly changing world is compelling. But his book fails to inspire and that is a disappointment. The premise had been well laid out early in the book and I expected it to progress to great current day learnings but the entire book labours a point that most readers will get and agree with early on. Gladwell would then have done better to show the learnings and pitfalls of the analogy rather than spending chapter after chapter proving a point that had already been proven.
Some good stories, well written and easy to read but could've delivered so much more. A decent book but from Gladwell I expected something more.
3 1/2 stars.
Malcolm Gladwell has put together a clear and comprehensive amount of information in David and Goliath. The book kept me captivated throughout, it also challenged a lot of my perceptions regarding this matter. Well done Gladwell!!
I particularly loved the description of the David and Goliath story, it was told so vividly, I could see it in my minds eye, it made sense and created a series of paradigm shifts in my head regarding the way I have heard the story in the past.
I will read this again and again, just like watching a good film, to spot the subtle nuggets I may have missed on my first reading.
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