David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Book by Malcolm Gladwell

This author, Malcolm Gladwell was recommended by my friend. I happened to see the book in the bookstore and I immediately bought it. This is my first book by Malcolm Gladwell.

In David and Goliath, the author encourages us to see a story from a different perspective from most people in general. I simply agree with the author’s view from his explanation because out of box thinking is what we need to succeed in every aspect of life. How underestimated are people with disabilities who become more successful than normal people! How often underdogs beat the favorites. All of that happened not because of miracles or luck.

When everything happens that is not meet with our expectation, we consider it a miracle, but if we look at it from a different point of view, Everything happens because there is a cause. Because they are underdogs, misfits do things differently from ordinary people. David fights the giant in an unexpected different way to win.

You certainly want to be different from others if you want to succeed because successful people are minorities. Of course, you do not need to be a person who has a disability or insulted and belittled by others, you just force yourself to try extra harder and do something in a way that no one else does.

“Giants are not what we think they are. The same qualities that appear to give them strength are often the sources of great weakness.”

Malcolm Gladwell in David and Goliath

Never underestimate yourself, anything or anyone by judging outer appearance as sometimes things are not as they seem.

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

Malcolm Gladwell in David and Goliath

The story of David and Goliath at the beginning is only a case of the many other people included in the book. If you had also read it you can tell me whether their success stories are just fairy tales or not.

After reading this book, we, as ordinary people, should be ashamed of ourselves for being laid-back and of course, have to be grateful for what he has and try even harder as someone who has a disability forced to do something with extra effort and ability to do the extraordinary things. Overall, this is a good book if you want to learn to see things from a different perspective, out of box thinking.


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