David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell is always fascinating to read. In this work he considers how so-called little guys like David from the biblical story, can – and often do – succeed against what appear to be much bigger and stronger opponents like Goliath. Gladwell suggests that one of the reasons for this is that the little guys often have advantages like skill, agility, or the ability and determination to try a different/untested approach to resolve a problem.  Gladwell looked at issues as diverse as small class size in schools, basketball defense, medical research, and even affirmative action all the while challenging this readers assumptions about some of those issues.

This was a very interesting and enlightening work.