David and Goliath is the third Malcolm Gladwell book that I’ve read. In this book Gladwell explores the myth of battling giants. His point is that what makes a giant so large and intimidating can also be the giant’s weakness. He starts the book with the Biblical story of David and Goliath, and then moves on to other interesting topics: classroom size, prestigious colleges, the cure for childhood leukemia, dyslexia, crime, etc. In every story, Gladwell reveals that what we believe to be true isn’t necessarily the case.
This book is so fascinating. It makes for a perfect audiobook (read by Gladwell himself). It’s engaging, and I learned a lot. The first few chapters I believe are a must-read for all parents, especially those starting to think about where their children might attend college.
Rating: 4 stars
I read this book as part of The Deliberate Reader online book club.