David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants
In the story of David and Goliath, a simple shepherd boy manages to defeat a gigantic well-armed soldier. This story has long served as a metaphor for the weak winning an “improbable victory” over the strong.
But according to Malcolm Gladwell, this interpretation is wrong. Instead, challenges and obstacles can actually give underdogs a winning advantage.
The Advantages of Disadvantages (and the Disadvantages of Advantages)
We tend to assume that the weak person,