Malcolm Gladwell: "David And Goliath"

Malcolm Gladwell: "David And Goliath"

The author of "The Tipping Point," "Blink" and "Outliers" joins Kojo to talk about his new book, "David and Goliath: Undergods, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants."

Malcolm Gladwell's books challenge common perceptions about human behavior. Maybe certain individuals have the power to tip groupthink in new directions. Maybe trusting your gut is better than overanalyzing a tough decision. And maybe what we commonly perceive as weakness can in fact be a strength. The latter is the theme of his new book, "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants." Gladwell joins Kojo to talk about the power of the underdog and the naysayers who challenge his conclusions.

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Malcolm Gladwell

Staff Writer at The New Yorker; Author of "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference;" His new book is "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants" (Little, Brown 2013)

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Malcolm Gladwell credits his writing and reporting skills to his 10-year stint at The Washington Post. He says one of the most powerful lessons he learned during his time there is that shortcuts will not be tolerated. "You must do your homework before you open your mouth," Gladwell said.

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