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!