Our #petk12 leadership book club is tackling two titles out of the gate: Mindset and David and Goliath. I’m reading the latter while visiting family for Thanksgiving.
So far, it’s standard Gladwell in tone and style. I like the ebb and flow of narrative, data, analysis and juxtaposition of examples.
I did get a bit lost in the data around class size and thankfully, the author knew that was coming with a ‘Did you follow all that?’ after a particularly dense paragraph. Nope, didn’t follow that. But the next section clarified the point (no spoilers here).
I’ve attended a few of my nephew’s basketball games while here and so one of the first stories about a skill-deficient girls basketball team turned it around with a full court press strategy. The reading and watching helped me understand the ‘David’ in the coach’s thinking. Note: I’m just knowledgeable about most sports to be pretty annoying.
As a book club pick, we made a good choice in this title. The questions and discussion points spill from the pages. Thanks to @morudder for the suggestion!
Need a book for your Thanksgiving break? Malcolm Gladwell never disappoints.