David and Goliath (Turning Weaknesses into Strengths)

Hopefully you guys still read actual books. I really try but I just can’t make it happen. I have a hard time sitting still for that long. I do listen to at least four audiobooks a month and at least 20 hours worth of podcasts a month.

One of my favorite books I have read recently is Malcolm Gladwell’s book David and Goliath. According to Gladwell we got the whole David versus Goliath thing all wrong.

Goliath never had a chance. He just had no shot. My father is a minister so I know the story very well, but not the way Gladwell tells it.

According to Gladwell it wasn’t a fluke. 100 times out of 100 the little shepherd boy beats the giant because that overgrown hillbilly would never have a chance to get his hands on David. No one had the vision to see that. Not the king, not the rest of the cowardly army that wouldn’t dare to face the giant. Only David.

So then the story goes that the king relents because doesn’t have a choice. All his other champions are...

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