Revue de presse
Breath-taking and thought-provoking (New York Times)
Truly intriguing and inspiring (Los Angeles Times)
Gladwell's most enjoyable book so far. It is a feel-good extravaganza, nourishing both heart and mind. Each of its stories ... has an ending that is both happy and surprising. What ostensibly unites the stories are the twin ideas that an advantage can sometimes be a disadvantage and that a disadvantage can sometimes be an advantage. Yet there is something more powerful and more uplifting that also links them. It is that good beats bad - just when you least expected it (Financial Times)
When you read it, you feel like you can topple giants (Jon Ronson)
An energetic, counterintuitive exploration of why (and how) underdogs succeed (Guardian, Books of the Year)
Continuing to gently but persistently blow my mind (Lauren Laverne)
I devoured it in a single reading (Richard E. Grant)
The pre-eminent public intellectual of his age (The Times)
Bloody good (Gabby Logan)
Présentation de l'éditeur
David and Goliath is the dazzling and provocative new book from Malcolm Gladwell, no.1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw
Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey through the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty.
From the conflicts in Northern Ireland, through the tactics of civil rights leaders and the problem of privilege, Gladwell demonstrates how we misunderstand the true meaning of advantage and disadvantage. When does a traumatic childhood work in someone's favour? How can a disability leave someone better off? And do you really want your child to go to the best school he or she can get into?
David and Goliath draws on the stories of remarkable underdogs, history, science, psychology and on Malcolm Gladwell's unparalleled ability to make the connections others miss. It's a brilliant, illuminating book that overturns conventional thinking about power and advantage.
'A global phenomenon... there is, it seems, no subject over which he cannot scatter some magic dust' Observer