This is the common pattern with most innovators

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath

innovators need to be disagreeable. By disagreeable, I don’t mean obnoxious or unpleasant. I mean that on that fifth dimension of the Big Five personality inventory, “agreeableness,” they tend to be on the far end of the continuum. They are people willing to take social risks—to do things that others might disapprove of.”

This is WHY UNDERDOGS many a times overpower favorites

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath

There is a set of advantages that have to do with material resources, and there is a set that have to do with the absence of material resources- and the reason underdogs win as often as they do is that the latter is sometimes every bit the equal of the former.”

Wanna conquer your fear , this will inspire

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath

We are all of us not merely liable to fear, we are also prone to be afraid of being afraid, and the conquering of fear produces exhilaration.…The contrast between the previous apprehension and the present relief and feeling of security promotes a self-confidence that is the very father and mother of courage.”

Human progress hinges on unreasonability , this highlights the paradox

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath

As the playwright George Bernard Shaw once put it: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

This will inspire us to overcome a GIANT

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath

Giants are not what we think they are. The same qualities that appear to give them strength are often the sources of great weakness.”

This is when we truly feel courageous

Adopted from the following insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath

Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave when the tough times start. Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all.”

When we become experts at something , this is what happens

Adopted from the following great insight provided by Malcolm Gladwell in his book BLINK.

“When we become expert in something, our tastes grow more esoteric and complex.”

Key Takeaway from Malcolm Gladwell’s book BLINK

Adopted from the following great insight provided by Malcolm Gladwell in his book BLINK.

“We believe that we are always better off gathering as much information as possible and spending as much time as possible in deliberation. The first task of Blink is to convince you of a simple fact: decisions made very quickly can be every bit as good as decisions made cautiously and deliberately.”

Successful decision making needs this balance

Adopted from the following great insight provided by Malcolm Gladwell in his book BLINK.

“Truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.

Who would have imagined this truth about SNAP judgements

Adopted from the following great insight provided by Malcolm Gladwell in his book BLINK , enlightens us on this truth about snap judgements.

“Just as we can teach ourselves to think logically and deliberately, we can also teach ourselves to make better snap judgments. The power of knowing, in that first two seconds, is not a gift given magically to a fortunate few. It is an ability that we can all cultivate for ourselves.”