Writer Malcolm Gladwell believes people are too rigid in their thinking about what constitutes an advantage in his book, 'David and Goliath'. (Photo: Bill Wadman)
Writer Malcolm Gladwell celebrates the people we think of as underdogs or disadvantaged
"David and Goliath has entered our language as a metaphor for improbable victories by some weak party over someone far stronger. Everything I thought I knew about that story turned out to be wrong".Malcolm Gladwell, author of "David and Goliath"
Most of us are moved by stories of rags to riches, of overcoming disabilities, of personal triumph when many predicted failure. However Malcolm Gladwell believes people have too rigid an idea of what it means to be disadvantaged. Poverty, small size, a learning disability ... all can be secret weapons.
Malcolm Gladwell turns the concept of the underdog around in his new book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. He was in New York City.
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This segment was produced by The Current's Lara O'Brien.