David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants
Uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty, and the powerful and the dispossessed. Full description
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Table of Contents:
- Introduction: Goliath: "Am I a dog that you should come to me with sticks?"
- Pt. 1: The advantages of disadvantages (and the disadvantages of advantages). Vivek Ranadivé: "It was really random. I mean, my father had never played basketball before" ; Teresa DeBrito: "My largest class was twenty-nine kids. Oh, it was fun" ; Caroline Sacks: "If I'd gone to the University of Maryland, I'd still be in science"
- Pt. 2: The theory of desirable difficulty. David Boies: "You wouldn't wish dyslexia on your child. Or would you?" ; Emil "]ay" Freireich: "How Jay did it, I don't know" ; Wyatt Walker: "De rabbit is de slickest o' all de animals de Lawd ever made"
- Pt. 3: The limits of power. Rosemary Lawlor: "I wasn't born that way. This was forced upon me" ; Wilma Derksen: "We have all done something dreadful in our lives, or have felt the urge to" ; André Trocmé: "We feel obliged to tell you that there are among us a certain number of Jews."