Why Are Do Underdogs Win in Malcolm Gladwell's Blink and Outliers

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History has it that the underdogs of our society are ought to win due to their disadvantages. In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell (the author of Blink and Outliers) explores why the disadvantaged misfits were able to win their greatest opposing giants. Gladwell initiates his discovery with the Biblical story of David, an Israeli shepherd boy, who killed Goliath with a slingshot. He explains how the chances of the underdogs increase when they fight unconventionally. In our society, our advantages can limit us to do the average rather than find a new way to battle challenges ; so theoretically,disadvantages play to our side .He starts with the first example, “In Rosewood High school, Ranadive coached a team of girls who had no talent in …show more content…

There are times and places, however, when all of us depend on people who have been hardened by their experiences” (Gladwell 178). Remote misses overcame their battles because of the unfavorable conditions; Nazis might have been better off if they had never bombed London. Through the book, Gladwell talks about the inverted U-curve that resembles a camel’s hub. It explains how having too many disadvantages (end of the tip) is as bad as having too many advantages. He describes through statistics how too little classrooms are as bad as a classroom full of 48 students, “We have become obsessed with what is good about small classrooms and oblivious about what also can be good about large classes. It’s a strange thing isn't it, to have an educational philosophy that thinks of the other students in the classroom with your child as competitors for the attention of the teacher and not allies in the adventure of learning” (Gladwell 201). Likewise, we often think poverty is a bad thing, but do not be surprised to know that the richest of all people who drive the nicest of cars came from extreme remote misses of financial shortages. Their harsh childhood has made them motivated to overcome by ways no one can imagine. Gladwell’s main purpose was to inform readers that smart can be dyslexic; genius can go to Maryland State rather than Brown (an Ivy League School). For instance, lawyer

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