To be or not to be a Goliath? 30 nuggets from Malcolm Gladwell

David And Goliath.

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

To be or not to be a Goliath? It’s an almost Shakespearian question. We all aspire to become giants, associating this concept with greatness and success.

But are we wrong to do that? Read on and browse some nuggets if you’re searching for an answer.

Malcolm Gladwell’s book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, is ready to provide you with some wise words on this topic.


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You may think that the basis of Gladwell’s book is the biblical story of David and Goliath. I also bet that at least one thought crossed your mind: is this book about choosing what you want to become: a giant or the small fellow?


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You’d be right on the first point. Inspired by the biblical story, Malcolm Gladwell creates the modern mindset story. It’s a story about underestimating, overestimating, focusing on the wrong or right goals, and choosing our models.

I dare to tell you the conclusion: being a giant may be a great disadvantage. Being a giant makes you slow, makes you a large target. Makes you think you’re invincible. But reality will hit you at some point: you are just weak.

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The little fellow has, from the beginning, the great advantage of being underestimated. He’s fast, slips easily through the enemy’s net. He’s eager to learn more and aspires to become stronger. In other words, he’s a difficult target.

Do you want to find out how the modern mindset fits in the biblical story? Start by checking out the nuggets below, and then read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.


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