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David and Goliath

Power vs. Legitimacy: How the NFL and NCAA Have Lost Their Trust

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 09.15.2015 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

The NFL and NCAA have power. Nobody is questioning that. But legitimacy is a question that still needs to be answered. 10, 20, 30 years ago, yes, these two institutions had legitimacy. Things most likely weren't perfect, but there wasn't a public outcry for reform.

What Happens When We Put Empathy Into Practice?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

'It's Because You Left Me ... ' When Trocme was 10 years old, he was in a car accident. His father drove too fast, the car spun ...

No Whistleblowing for David, Only Goliath

Sue Veres Royal | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Sue Veres Royal

We know that nonprofits make enormous contributions to society. To protect the integrity of the sector, a revision to this law is needed. In the meantime, nonetheless, I hope you will step forward if you find yourself in a situation in which unethical practices are taking place.

Refugees: Existence. Resistance. Persistence.

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

World Refugee Day, held each year on June 20th, honors the resilience, courage and determination of more than 50 million refugees forced to flee their homeland under the threat of persecution and violence.

Small Quaker Group Takes Aim at Big Bank and Wins

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Eileen Flanagan

As we fight to protect our communities and the climate, we all need to remember that, when we use unconventional tactics, ordinary people can win against giants.

Shakespeare Had It Wrong: Don't 'Kill All the Lawyers!'

Steven Brill | Posted 09.22.2014 | Crime
Steven Brill

Government cannot police itself. Departments like the Internal Affairs Bureau of the NYPD and the Inspector General of New York can only do so much. It takes the lawyers for the injured and abused, to protect the less powerful and to effectuate true change for our communities.

David and Goliath: The Food Safety Version

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

When my kids were little, I conscientiously bought and fed them beautiful, bright orange farm-raised salmon at least once or twice a week. In the lat...

So What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Such an Expert?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Dr. Jim Taylor

Once I switched hats from enthralled follower to the social scientist that I am, the bloom fell off the rose, as it were, as my feelings shifted from admiration to resentment at having fallen for his smoke-and-mirrors act.

David and Goliath: A Blueprint for Reforming American Education?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Education
Curtis Valentine

The frustration surrounding America's inability to "fix" our education system to outperform the world highlights what Gladwell calls "the limits of power."

Spoonful of Sugar for Waiting College Applicants

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Joseph

It is important that we, as adults, remember to help students see that they can succeed and be happy at many colleges. As they wait for and learn which colleges have accepted them, we need to help them see the powerful of the options they do and will have.

I Don't Agree With the Thesis in Malcolm Gladwell's Latest Book

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 04.10.2014 | Books
Morty Lefkoe

I've had read and enjoyed all of Malcolm Gladwell's books, so I was really looking forward to his newest one, David and Goliath. After reading it, ho...

Optimism: An Underdog's Best Friend

Vincent Kitirattragarn | Posted 12.29.2013 | Small Business
Vincent Kitirattragarn

A few years ago nobody knew what a coconut chip is. Many still don't. Educating people is one of the biggest challenges when introducing something unprecedented in the market. Weeks before we launched, Trader Joe's released their own private label coconut chip.

Malcolm Gladwell Makes a Strong 'Impressionist' With His Big Fish-Little Pond Theory

Russ Ryan | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
Russ Ryan

The Impressionists' work was eventually seen by the public (not all rave reviews, by the way), and the rest is art history. Those same paintings from that exhibit are today now worth more than a billion dollars!

Turning Disadvantage Into Advantage

Mousa Alshanteer | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Mousa Alshanteer

In his most recent bestseller, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Malcolm Gladwell encourages a different understanding of adversity -- to recognize disadvantages as genuine advantages.

Why Malcolm Gladwell Is Wrong About David And Goliath

Sir Lawrence Freedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Sir Lawrence Freedman

Gladwell adopts the story for the title and introduction to his latest book, which is about how such lopsided conflicts can produce surprising results. He brings to his account of this familiar story new research to suggest that the conventional interpretations miss the point. Unfortunately it his account which misses the point.

7 Shocking Lessons You'll Learn From Malcolm Gladwell's Newest Book

Alex Banayan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Alex Banayan

Bestselling author Malcom Gladwell's newest book, David and Goliath, takes us on a journey from the battlefield to the classroom, to shatter our perception of adversity and being the underdog.

Mr. Snowden and the Mosh Pit

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The only apparently meaningful leverage the U.S. government had to entice Ecuador not to grant Mr. Snowden asylum has been deftly removed, and the U.S. is now on the defensive.

Moretti (NY) Exhibits Enigmatic David and Goliath

Menachem Wecker | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Menachem Wecker

Sebastiano Ricci's "David with the Head of Goliath" (see image) -- currently on view at Mortetti Fine Art in New York -- is particularly enigmatic.

'The Bible' Series: An Invitation to 'Change the World'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

That's what we are going to do: change the world. Not just to save a few people from hell and get them to heaven, not to judge all the non-Christians, not to abandon the earth for mansions in the hereafter, not to make sure we all believe the right doctrinal things....

'Argo' Is Bad, Embarrassing And Wrong

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

"Argo" demonstrates how out of touch we are with crucial global realities and how disconnected we are from how we come across to the rest of the human family through these kinds of expressions.

Behind the David and Goliath Photo (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Mera McGrew | Posted 12.14.2012 | Green
Mera McGrew


St. George and the Dragon Meet Up With David and Goliath

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

The United States finds itself in a new war. A constant 24 hour/7 day a week/365 day a year war that is both hot and cold at the same time. In fact it presents the most asymmetrical threat to our national security since the founding of this country.

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod: How Can We Take On Big Competitors? | Rod Kurtz | Posted 02.15.2012 | Small Business

No matter your industry, you'll eventually find yourself going head-to-head with a bigger competitor. So what's the best way to take them on? And w...

Angry Birds: Tarzan of the Apps

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.11.2011 | Technology
Tom Alderman

Created by Finland's small mobile game developer, Rovio Entertainment, Angry Birds is a digital phenomenon. It has been downloaded an estimated 50 million times by people of all ages.

Taylor Lautner VS The Rock In A Biblical Movie?

Posted 11.01.2011 | Entertainment

Turns out, Taylor Lautner is not a wolf, he's just a shepherd boy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the newly minted action star and action st...