tradition of Malcolm Gladwell’s previous bestsellers, David and Goliath draws upon history, psychology, and powerful
storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.
thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled
a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since
then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs
and giants. David’s victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn’t have
won. Or should he have?
In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell
challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new
interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against or cope with a
disability or lose a parent or attend a mediocre school or suffer from any
number of other apparent setbacks.
begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd
boy those many years ago. From there, David
and Goliath examines Northern Ireland’s Troubles, the minds of cancer
researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and
the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms—all to demonstrate how
much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks
like suffering and adversity. Download and start listening now!