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An entertaining essay ruined by being dragged out into a book,
This review is from: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants (Paperback)
As with all of Gladwell's books, this is a reasonably good page turner as he knows all too well that anecdotal stories are entertaining. However the stories in this book are far far too drawn out and one wonders what is he trying the say or indeed achieve. At times I wondered if the headline of David vs Goliath had anything to do with what he was talking about.
There are some excellent thought provoking points such as is questioning if it is actually worth going to a top university. However overall it seems this was an essay that was dragged out into a book.
If you liked his previous books, I would still say it is worth a read as it will give you food for thought and another way of looking at things. Just not his best effort.