Giveaway of Gladwell’s “David And Goliath”

By Sunday, March 30, 2014 7 0

Mainstream culture tells us that more is better, bigger is stronger, and power prevails. But those of us who are driven by values rather than profits (that would be Diamond-Cut Life’s readership) know that in many cases, the opposite is true.

After a certain point, more and bigger are counterproductive. And power can only prevail in the long run when it is seen as legitimate.

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest bestselling book “David and Goliath” gives us specific reasons and examples of how underdogs and good causes win. Like all of Gladwell’s books starting with “The Tipping Point”, this is a pageturner full of true stories and surprising truths. I always come away from a Gladwell book feeling inspired that I can make a difference in my own sphere of influence. Here are ways that all of us can build our capacity to make a difference.

I’m giving away a hardback copy of “David and Goliath”, signed by Malcolm Gladwell himself, on June 1st. To get into the drawing,  subscribe by email to Diamond-Cut Life. You’ll then receive my weekly Sunday posts. Easy to unsubscribe with a click any time.
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Speaking of which, the winner of a free copy of “The World Until Yesterday” by Jared Diamond is Christina D., a subscriber to this blog. Congratulations, Christina!


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  • Debra Yearwood
    April 8, 2014

    I’ve worked in the not-for profit sector for more than ten years, so I know that those with less come with an advantage that their wealthier counterparts rarely have and that’s a strong sense of innovation. When you have limited resources you have to think outside of the box to succeed, the necessity for creativity means that “impossible” things happen all the time.

    I can’t wait to read Malcolm Gladwell’s new book. I’m going on a family holiday in late June and I want to take a copy with me. :)

  • Kathy Mayin
    April 4, 2014

    Hi Alison,

    Always happy to receive your posts in my inbox. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!!

    • Alison
      April 4, 2014

      Kathy, happy to enter you. I have made it so.

  • Joyce
    March 31, 2014

    I am a newsletter subscriber. Thanks for offering this. I would love to win.

    • Alison
      March 31, 2014

      Joyce, you are officially entered.

  • My Inner Chick
    March 30, 2014

    I continually gravitate to the underdog…I find that they are the people who change the world!


    • Alison
      March 31, 2014

      Kim, I’m with you. There are exceptions, though, i.e. most terrorists are deeply convinced they are the underdogs, and are fully justified in everything they do to maim, murder and intimidate. So, you are not good simply because you are an underdog. As in most parts of life, we’ve got to bring our critical thinking to bear. Thanks for coming by; I always love hearing from you, my friend.