Tuesday, May 05, 2009

How to compete when you are weaker than your opponents


David can beat Goliath by substituting effort for ability—and substituting effort for ability turns out to be a winning formula for underdogs in all walks of life, including little blond-haired girls on the basketball court.

That's the message from Malcolm Gladwell's latest piece in the New Yorker. As usual, you should read it for the vivid stories -- both fictional and real life -- that illustrate his thesis.

1 Comments:

  1. Pipa said...

    I thought it was funny how he had picked Ranadive to illustrate his point.

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    Vivek Ranadivé was puzzled by the way Americans played basketball. He is from Mumbai. He grew up with cricket and soccer. He would never forget the first time he saw a basketball game. He thought it was mindless.