David and Goliath

Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

Malcolm Gladwell
Careers and Corporate Culture


From the surface, it seems to be about a shepherd boy overcoming incredible odds to defeat the giant in his midst. However, a closer look proves that David's life as a shepherd allowed him to be proficient with a slingshot, which gave him the complete advantage in this fight. David may have seemed to be the underdog—but in reality he was the giant. In this book, Malcolm Gladwell takes back the story of David and Goliath to prove that underdogs do win. A lot. He challenges the way we perceive underdogs and provides ways for us to see how things that appear to be weaknesses can in fact turn into your greatest strengths

About the author

Malcolm Timothy Gladwell is an English-born Canadian journalist, author, and speaker. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has written five books, all of which have been featured in the New York Times Best Seller list.