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David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants / Malcolm Gladwell.

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963- author. (Author).
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Dorchester - St. George Main Library 155.24 GLA (Text) 30018004425985 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780316204361
  • ISBN: 9780316251785
  • Physical Description: ix, 305 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2013]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Goliath: "Am I a dog that you should come to me with sticks?" -- Pt. 1: The advantages of disadvantages (and the disadvantages of advantages). Vivek Ranadiv:̌ "It was really random. I mean, my father had never played basketball before" ; Teresa DeBrito: "My largest class was twenty-nine kids. Oh, it was fun" ; Caroline Sacks: "If I'd gone to the University of Maryland, I'd still be in science" -- Pt. 2: The theory of desirable difficulty. David Boies: "You wouldn't wish dyslexia on your child. Or would you?" ; Emil "]ay" Freireich: "How Jay did it, I don't know" ; Wyatt Walker: "De rabbit is de slickest o' all de animals de Lawd ever made" -- Pt. 3: The limits of power. Rosemary Lawlor: "I wasn't born that way. This was forced upon me" ; Wilma Derksen: "We have all done something dreadful in our lives, or have felt the urge to" ; Andr Ťrocm:̌ "We feel obliged to tell you that there are among us a certain number of Jews."
Summary, etc.:
Uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty, and the powerful and the dispossessed.
Subject: Motivation (Psychology)
Struggle > Psychological aspects.
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