David y Goliat (David & Goliath)

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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 ...
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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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Apparently, Malcolm Gladwell doesn't blink. For more than a dozen years, the author of The Tipping Point, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw has continued observing topics astutely, in each case discerning meaningful patterns that the rest of us have missed. In his latest bestseller-to-be, he probes the often deceptive contests between giants and apparent underdogs. As usual, his research covers a vast terrain; in this case, from Cold War battlefields to the minutiae of microscopic cancer research; and as usual, his findings are as telling as they are surprising. David y Goliat reminds us again that with the proper guide, almost everything can be seen anew. A coast-to-coast bestseller now in a Spanish-language trade paperback edition. [NO COVER. XXX.]

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622631209
  • Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/15/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 50,943
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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