Book Review: “David & Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

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A new book by Malcolm Gladwell “David & Goliath” speaks well of how the weak and small can defeat the strong and the mighty, through the use of strategies and tactics while circumventing the various obstacles, such as the “inverted U-curve”.

As an educationist, I am simply amazed at the research findings mentioned in the book that small class size may not be an optimal learning environment for the students. Much of it depends on how large the initial class size was.


The book also argues that sending children and teens to elite schools is probably a mistake. This is due to the phenomenon of relative deprivation. As to what that is, I will leave it to you to find out.

Easy to understand, much to comprehend, reinforced by research data and filled with tons of anecdotes, much insights can be drawn from the book for educationists, as well as business professionals.

The book will also prove to be inspiring to aspiring freelancers and individuals who long to carve out a career of their own.

Kudos to Malcolm Gladwell for another well-written and thought-provoking book!


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