Battling Giants

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Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants is the backbone of the book David and Goliath written by Malcolm Gladwell. The book is based off of an old tale that took place three thousand years ago. Known as David and Goliath whose story will live on forever. The story goes like this; in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy fought a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names David and Goliath have stood for battels between underdogs and giants. Gladwell idea for his book is about different situations that could come up in everyday life and how the underdog rose to the top or in some cases were the giant keeps control. Within the book Mr. Gladwell has many different examples of similarities to…show more content…
Most likely they happen to be about how the underdog will come out to be superior to the giant. For an example “Caroline Sacks” a chapter in the book that happens to be the most effective chapter because there is always someone judging someone else work and they have the power to crush that persons work or accept it as something great. Then there is “Vivek Ranadive” another chapter in the book that happens to be the least effective because it’s just one person with his or hers rules that the group must obey by, and written unorganized. The chapter “Caroline Sacks” is located in the first part of the book. It is important to the author thesis because it relates and has that flow the writer is trying to show. Which is finding the underdog and pointing out the key factors that make it the underdog. As the same for finding the giant role and pointing out its factors. The chapter relates because it has that concept of the underdog trying to overcome the giant. Which in this chapter happens to be the Impressionists group of painters the underdogs, and…show more content…
This chapter is actually the first chapter in the book starting after the introduction. This chapter fits in with the book just like all the other chapters because it has a point to were the little guy has to go up against the big guy. There is no importance to Gladwell thesis because this chapter is lacking another point of view. Instead it switches up its examples in its development stage which makes the chapter a little hard to understand. Inside the chapter there are different sections that talk about different things. Which is also the reason why it’s the least effective chapter because the ending of the sections of the chapter don’t lead you into the next section and that the section itself are full with unorganized information that was just put there for you to read. For an example the first section talks about how the guy is going to coach the team. Describe the players and the lack of skills they have in basketball. How he admires the game itself and then telling how they made it into the champion ships. This section in the chapter just went from topic to topic with barely any explation so it gets kind of hard when you’re trying to figure out the point of the section. Before it goes to another section it ends a section with a random comment such as “The team ended up in the championships.” “It was really random,” Anjali Ranadive said. “I mean, my father had never played basketball before.”
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