David and Goliath

Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316204382

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw, offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won. Or should he have? In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, David and Goliath examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms---all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity. In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers---The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw---David and Goliath draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.
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David and Goliath

Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Author: Gladwell Malcolm 3m Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316251068

Category: Social Psychology

Page: 163

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This book uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty and the powerful and the dispossessed. In it the author challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. He begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy (David and Goliath) those many years ago. From there, the book examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms, all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity. -- From book jacket.
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Summary - David and Goliath

Book by Malcolm Gladwell - Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Author: Summary Guy

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545176580

Category: Motivation (Psychology)

Page: 34

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Includes summary, analysis, and a short quiz about Malcolm Gladwell's book David and Goliath: underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants.
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Take and Read

Reflecting Theologically on Books

Author: Paul G. Doerksen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498201504

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Take and Read is a collection of essays first presented as oral theological reflections on books, written to stimulate conversations among diverse groups of readers, which included farmers, physicians, teachers, poets, novelists, scientists, people involved in business, finance, relief work, and many other walks of life, ranging in age from twenty-something to eighty. These reflections introduce and offer samples of theological readings of a variety of books. The result is a collection of essays addressing a wide range of topics from food security to violence, from dementia to indigenous issues. Perhaps this book is best described as an invitation to joining a conversation about books, and more importantly, about God.
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Outposts of Hope

First Peter's Christ for Culture Strategy

Author: Douglas D. Webster

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498200672

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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The original recipients of the Letter of First Peter inhabited a radically different social context from our own. We do not live under Roman imperial rule. Slave labor is not the driving force of our economy. Women are not under patriarchal domination in our culture as they once were. Society has changed, but what is beyond dispute is that Western culture remains antithetical to God's will and hostile to the Jesus way. The imperial Caesar has been replaced by the imperial self. The Pax Romana has been replaced by the American Dream. Western capitalism still trades in the bodies and souls of human beings. Culture obsesses over sexual freedom and material indulgence. Idolatry is pervasive. Autonomous individualism is the ideal. First Peter is about the inevitable clash with culture that ensues because of the good news of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Peter's bottom-up profile of costly discipleship is far more radical than we may realize. Hostility against the church is the believer's opportunity under pressure to reveal the goodness of God. Suffering and submission are essential for Peter's Christ for culture strategy. Sacrifice is the leverage of the gospel. Cross-bearing humility is the strategy for relating to culture and Christlike humility is essential for living in the household of God.
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Reset: Make the Most of Your Stress

Your 24-7 Plan for Well-Being

Author: Kristen Lee EdD LICSW

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491747560

Category: Self-Help

Page: 294

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How can you make the most of your stress? RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress was named Motivational Book of 2015 Winner and a Finalist in the Self-Help and Health and Wellness categories by Next Generation Indie Book Awards. RESET has been called "a breakthrough model that reframes our ideas about stress", and "an excellent guide chock full of practical strategies, insightful stories, and wise advice for anyone who experiences stress in their daily work". There are far too many 5-step, simplistic models of stress reduction to go around. Reset offers a fresh perspective that is not only backed up with years of research and clinical practice, but presented in a way that allows each reader to take into account their own circumstances and develop a plan for well-being that actually works. When you feel the negative effects of stress and anxiety, RESET's components will help you get your bearings and recalibrate: Realize. Energize. Soothe. End Unproductive Thinking. Talk it Out. Whether you know it or not, you're already responding to stress-either constructively or destructively. Read RESET to develop a plan that is unique to you and your circumstances to better equip you to respond to the challenges before you and make the most of your stress.
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How to Solve Problems and Make Brilliant Decisions

Business thinking skills that really work

Author: Richard Hall

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292064056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Business thinking skills that really work Better creative thinking leads to brilliant decision making and successful, innovative solutions to business problems. Using the proven practical skills, techniques and advice in this book, you will learn how to think better, faster and more productively, enabling you to shape, train and inspire your thinking to deliver more effective results. · Improve your critical analysis and thinking skills · Become confident in making better and more creative decisions · become faster and more effective at problem solving This book will enable you to become a calm, logical and well-argued decision maker with the ability to deliver better solutions and outstanding results - and win the accolade for your work – “well thought through, persuasively argued with a creative set of options. Well done.”
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The Bling Dynasty

Why the Reign of Chinese Luxury Shoppers Has Only Just Begun

Author: Erwan Rambourg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118969707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Why the luxury market's fate rests in Chinese wallets The media has negatively focused on the Chinese politicaladministration clamping down on gifting. Observers have come todoubt the strength of Chinese consumption as the key driver forluxury. The Bling Dynasty illustrates how doubts aboutChinese consumption are ill-founded and Chinese luxury demand is onthe cusp of becoming dominant. This book contains the research and expert views companies needto understand and address the new challenges posed by thisdominance. Each chapter brings a different perspective, coveringcomplex aspects of luxury consumption, with illustrations andreal-world examples that support the research. Readers will gaininsights through interviews with brand executives, retailers,experts, and consumers. As an economic heavyweight, China is fast realizing its role inthe luxury market. Chinese consumers should be accounting for morethan a third of the global luxury market today, and half, if notmore, in ten year's time. The Bling Dynasty runs counter tothe conventional wisdom that expanding sectors become more global.Luxury is actually becoming over-dependent on Chinese sales. Readers will: Understand how Western brands developed in Asia and thechallenges they are met with, notably ubiquity Learn why Chinese are purchasing luxury items abroad and whatit means for the future of the sector Gain insights on why there are no Chinese luxury brandschallenging Western models Realize that Chinese consumers are becoming similar to theirAmerican peers and that luxury competition goes way beyondpre-conceptions China's big spenders are increasingly mobile and this isaffecting key markets. The Bling Dynasty provides newresearch and a comprehensive look at the booming business of luxuryand the Chinese wallet.
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How To READ MORE

Simple Steps To A Life-long Habit of Enjoyable & Rewarding Reading

Author: Martin Udogie

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496986342

Category: Self-Help

Page: 210

View: 9803

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It doesn’t take days or weeks or months to read a book. It takes hours. READ MORE explains how. Most people readily admit that reading books is beneficial, and wish they could read a bit more, and in some cases, a lot more. But most people also have what seem like perfectly valid excuses for not reading, chief among which are lack of time, work-load and responsibility. Yes, they all seem perfectly understandable excuses until you read this book, and discover accounts of people going out of their way to indulge in the habit, from Rudi Giuliani, who, as New York Mayor during 9-11, finally arrived home at past 2 A.M. on the night of that fateful day, and still picked up a book to read; to Barack Obama who went on a one-week vacation in 2010, with over 2,300 pages of reading; to George W. Bush whose formula for reading was to enter into a reading contest with his top presidential aide, Karl Rove. Then there is the challenge of the 99% majority, for whom affordability might also be a ready excuse. Yet, Dr. Ben Carson, today a world-famous neurosurgeon and bestselling author, traces his turnaround to the reading habit instilled in him in fifth grade by his single mother who wasn’t even literate at the time. And there are several other examples. But what of the other 1%, the rich and famous, for whom, time is priceless? Bill Gates as CEO of Microsoft had a Think Week, dedicated to reading. And as Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew took out time to “recharge his batteries” at Harvard. A commitment to a regime of habitual reading takes more than mental conviction. It takes doing. And unlike what most people have come to believe, reading a book doesn’t take days or weeks. It takes hours. This book demonstrates how, and reveals other simple steps that anyone can follow, to develop a life-time habit of enjoyable reading, and reap its rewards.
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