The Lisa & Douglas Goldman Lecture
What happens when underdogs confront the powerful? When does a disability leave someone better off? Why have so many people at the top of their profession had childhoods of deprivation and struggle? In his latest book, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers) examines the battlefields of Northern Ireland and Vietnam, takes us into the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, and explores the dynamics of classrooms—all to demonstrate how fundamentally we misunderstand the true meaning of advantages and disadvantages.
"Gladwell’s theories could be used to run businesses more effectively, to turn products into runaway bestsellers, and perhaps most important, to alter human behavior.”
– The New York Times