SOLD OUT: Malcolm Gladwell - David and Goliath - University of Miami - Student Activities Center
Feb 11 2014 7:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
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.
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 Gladwellchallenges 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.
About the Author
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at TheNew Yorker since 1996. He is the author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw. Prior to joining The New Yorker, he was a reporter at the Washington Post. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He now lives in New York.