by Malcolm Gladwell 

Admittedly, this one just cut in line. Perks of the job I guess. There's been a lot of buzz about it and I'm really excited to read it. Anything Malcolm Gladwell touches (e.g. Outliers, The Tipping Point, Blink, etc.) is gold to me.  Here's a bit of the Amazon review:

"Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won. 

Or should he have?"   >read more

To entice you a bit more, here's Malcolm (Can I call him by first name? He seems approachable enough.) giving an abridged story-telling session about the premise of the book via TED:

San Francisco Meeting:

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
@ 7:00 PM

Location: The Grove (Mission and 3rd)

RSVP by visiting the Meetup Page


Here are some questions I typically like to ask to lead the discussion:

  • What was your greatest take-away from the book?
  • What actionable items have you given yourself as a result?
  • Is there anything that you disagreed with?
  • What books have you read that were similar?
  • Any additional thoughts?

Please include your thoughts on the questions above in the comments section below if you're reading along and can't make the meeting. Additionally, If you have any questions or comments regarding the book or meeting, please feel free to start the discussion below.


Book Club Notes

Surprisingly, there's not a whole lot to say about this book. Perhaps not the best Book Club book because it just didn't spur all that much conversation. Not to detract from how amazingly entertaining the book is and what an amazing story teller Gladwell is, there just wasn't much to discuss in a Personal and Professional Development Book Club ... especially compared to his previous books.

AuthorBen Larson