After going through a few business titles, this book was a pure pleasure! It is inspiring and practical at the same time, it is encouraging for all “underdogs” of this world (and this world has more underdogs than Goliaths). Malcolm Gladwell is a fantastic writer – I love his books and always looking forward to the next 🙂
Underdogs can succeed, but they need to disregard the rules that are setup for those currently in power – by those currently in power – and use their own strengths that elite does not recognize.
The most practical example for managers – we will be more successful hiring an employee from the top of the class of less prestigious school than from the bottom of the class of the prestigious school. If everything else equal, it will be a more productive (and most likely happier) employee.