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The Resource David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants, Malcolm Gladwell

David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants, Malcolm Gladwell

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David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants
Title
David and Goliath
Title remainder
underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Gladwell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? This title takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey through the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty.
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StDuBDS
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1963-
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Gladwell, Malcolm
Dewey number
  • 158.1
  • 158.1
  • 158.1
  • 158.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF637.S8
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Success
  • Decision making
  • Motivation (Psychology)
  • Decision making
  • Motivation (Psychology)
  • Successful people
  • Psychology
  • Self-help & personal development
  • Psychology
  • Popular culture
  • Education
  • Society & culture: general
  • Management decision making
  • Popular science
  • Popular psychology
Summary expansion
David and Goliath is the dazzling and provocative new book from Malcolm Gladwell, no.1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog SawWhy do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey through the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty.From the conflicts in Northern Ireland through the tactics of civil rights leaders and the problem of privilege, Gladwell demonstrates how we misunderstand the true meaning of advantage and disadvantage. When does a traumatic childhood work in someone's favour? How can a disability leave someone better off? And do you really want your child to go to the best school he or she can get into? David and Goliath draws on the stories of remarkable underdogs, history, science, psychology and on Malcolm Gladwell's unparalleled ability to make the connections others miss. It's a brilliant, illuminating book that overturns conventional thinking about power and advantage.Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What The Dog Saw.'A global phenomenon... there is, it seems, no subject over which he cannot scatter some magic dust' Observer
Label
David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants, Malcolm Gladwell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0019581636
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 305 pages
Isbn
9781846145810
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants, Malcolm Gladwell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0019581636
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 305 pages
Isbn
9781846145810
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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      6 Wood Lane, Lonodon, W12 7BF, GB
      51.5059745 -0.2241114
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