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David and Goliath (10/1/13) By Malcolm Gladwell

David and Goliath is the third Malcolm Gladwell book I’ve read. Each of his books acts as a monograph on a particular topic, using a mixture of personal anecdotes and scientific evidence to make sweeping suggestions about how human beings, and the societies we create, work. Gladwell’s interest in the underpinnings of things makes for an interesting read, and his prose is always extremely approachable. Of his three books that I’ve read, David and Goliath is, perhaps, the least sweeping in scope – but this is appropriate given his focus here: smaller isn’t necessarily weaker.