Being a BIG FISH in a small POND really pays

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath “The best students from mediocre schools were almost always a better bet than good students from the very best schools.”

Extending the “David and Goliath” folklore to gauge the power of UNDERDOGS

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath “The reason King Saul is skeptical of David’s chances is that David is small and Goliath is large. Saul thinks of power in terms of physical might. He doesn’t appreciate that power can come in other forms as wellContinue reading “Extending the “David and Goliath” folklore to gauge the power of UNDERDOGS”

Extending the “David and Goliath” folklore to gauge the power of UNDERDOGS

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath “The reason King Saul is skeptical of David’s chances is that David is small and Goliath is large. Saul thinks of power in terms of physical might. He doesn’t appreciate that power can come in other forms as wellContinue reading “Extending the “David and Goliath” folklore to gauge the power of UNDERDOGS”

True COURAGE is earned , this is how

Adopted from the following great 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.”

Underdogs often topple more fancied opponents , this is why

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 doContinue reading “Underdogs often topple more fancied opponents , this is why”

How we feel about our abilities shapes motivation and self confidence

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath “How you feel about your abilities – your academic ‘self-concept’– in the context of your classroom shapes your willingness to tackle challenges and finish difficult tasks. It’s a crucial element in your motivation and confidence.”

Does more money make us happier?This is what research has to say

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath “The scholars who research happiness suggest that more money stops making people happier at a family income of around seventy-five thousand dollars a year. After that, what economists call “diminishing marginal returns”sets in.”

Isn’t GENIUS a function of adversity?This explains

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath “Gifted children and child prodigies seem most likely to emerge in highly supportive family conditions.In contrast, geniuses have a perverse tendency of growing up in more adverse conditions.”

The “BIG FISH SMALL POND” phenomenon explained

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath “Those at the very top of the class—are going to face a burden that they would not face in a less competitive atmosphere. Citizens of happy countries have higher suicide rates than citizens of unhappy countries, because they lookContinue reading “The “BIG FISH SMALL POND” phenomenon explained”

This is what makes INNOVATORS stand out

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. TheyContinue reading “This is what makes INNOVATORS stand out”