Malcolm Gladwell: "David and Goliath" - Talks at Google
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell – review
And what happens as a result? It means that we make mistakes. It means that we misread battles between underdogs and giants. It means that we underestimate how much freedom there can be in what looks like a disadvantage. He has delved into the literature; he has interviewed lots of people — scientists, economists, deep thinkers and others who wind up in the book — and he has divined meaning and found counterintuitive connections that would otherwise elude the rest of us. Those connections can be quite dizzying. According to him, they all managed to turn disadvantages into advantages.