In his newest book, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell takes this familiar, age-old story and provides a fresh perspective from which we can all learn. He presents us with David, having a disadvantage against Goliath; but perhaps a desirable one. In compensating for David’s perceived weaknesses, he focuses more on his strengths—his God and his sling.
Gladwell points out this truth: sometimes what is learned out of necessity can be more powerful than what is learned easily. In short, one lesson we can learn from the life of David is this: “Conventions are made to be challenged.”
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