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David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, interestingly coiffed journalist, speaker and influential thinker.
Gladwell looks into what really makes society’s winners and losers and explodes a few myths along the way.
Why Being the Underdog Does Not Always Suck
As the title suggests Gladwell's book contains two leads:
Goliath - the misplaced assumption that power and money make for success
David - the misplaced assumption that the little feller cannot win
Goliath - a cigar-chewing Arnold Schwarzenegger (or possibly, if you want to represent orgiastic excess, a cigar-chewing Paris Hilton)
David - any actor who excels at unlikely heroes or love interests. Jay 'She's Out of Your League' Baruchel would be perfect.
Gladwell describes a world where being big, powerful and rich doesn’t guarantee you’ll win. I’m in!
Slightly off-topic but this quote encapsulates Gladwell's easy, engaging style:
Paul Cézanne, tall and gruff, would come and sit moodily in the corner, his trousers held up with string.
Read the rest of Cath Murphy's review here.