David & Goliath (by Malcolm Gladwell)

I’ve read The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers (still want to catch up on What the Dog Saw) but so far this is my favorite. Barring some sub-chapters of lengthy historic discourses I was fascinated by his simple yet not intuitive research stories.
His thoughts on desirable difficulties (“the unexpected freedom that comes from having nothing to lose!”) and the inverted U-curve are so insightful that I wish more people took note of them.
My favorite quote: “The contrast between the previous apprehension and the present relief and feeling of security promotes a self-confidence that is the very father and mother of courage.” (9/10)


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