David And Goliath Critical Analysis

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When faced with a challenge that has a one in a million chance of succeeding, you are bound to fail. Right? Not necessarily. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell introduces the theory to expect the unexpected when it comes to a mighty versus weak situation. Gladwell relays that being the more equipped, stronger, and bigger opponent doesn't ensure a victory and to never discount the “weaker” opponent. In David and Goliath, there are certain themes that are evident and stressed throughout the book.
Gladwell stresses throughout the book to recognize gaps in knowledge causing disadvantage and fill those gaps creating advantage. He introduces Vivek Randive, coach of his daughter’s junior high basketball team. Randive’s most significant weakness was his lack of knowledge and experience for the game. Gladwell writes about Randive’s work ethic being a strong quality and soon, Randive began to call
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Gladwell attempts to explain that people who have experienced the death of a parent at a young age have an advantage in everyday life. He introduces Jay Freireich, son of a Hungarian father who committed suicide. Freireich was raised by his mother and brother. Gladwell proposes that because of the obstacles and hardships Freireich had of overcome, he is more equipped to handle difficult situations. That’s not true because I believe when you go through any hardship, it will change you and help you to develop grit. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell is a fantastic and interesting read that will have you second-guessing the “weaker” side. Gladwell shares many people’s stories about beating the odds and defeating the “giant” that will change your perspective on everyday life. This read will shed light on being optimistic and logical in compromising situations. This book was truly intriguing and I would recommend it to anyone going through a tough time or even looking for an interesting
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