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Gangplank Book Club Meeting

We're talking about Malcolm Gladwell's latest book: David and Goliath: "Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants."

Because we're a no-guilt book club, meaning you don't have to have read the book to participate, everyone is invited. And, in fact, there are wonderful resources about the book that won't cost you money and cost far less time than reading the darned thing. Like:

From the New York Times-
“We have a definition in our heads of what an advantage is — and the definition isn’t right. And what happens as a result? It means that we make mistakes. It means that we misread battles between underdogs and giants. It means that we underestimate how much freedom there can be in what looks like a disadvantage.”
From INC. Magazine-

“Most fail to recognize the advantages an underdog brand has when it faces off against a competitor who has strength, size, and wealth. And that's exactly why nimble, upstart companies, with their new solutions to old problems, often can best Goliaths.”

http://www.ted.com/talks/malcolm_gladwell_the_unheard_story_of_david_and_goliath.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/books/review/malcolm-gladwells-david-and-goliath.html?_r=0
http://www.inc.com/issie-lapowsky/malcolm-gladwell-david-and-goliath.html

So. . .are you in?!

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  • Hamilton W.

    It was great to meet you Rob and to see Allen, Ann, John and Trudy again. Great suggestion on the book, Ann, and for our next book, "The Rise of the Creative Class - Revised" by Richard Florida.

    February 13, 2014

  • Rob G

    I really enjoyed the great conversation the book prompted. I hadn't read the book yet and anyone considering coming to the next one shouldn't hesitate even if you don't get a chance to read the book. Hearing what others had to say brought me into the discussion and I'm looking forward to the next one~!

    February 12, 2014

  • Allen

    Thanks Hamilton and everyone, it as fun and interesting. Look forward to the next meetings!

    Allen

    February 12, 2014

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