21 Jan 14

A reading and lecture with New Yorker staff writer Malcom Gladwell at Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus from his book, The Unheard Story of David and Goliath, which uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed. Beginning with a cadre of women resisting British police oppression in Northern Ireland and an anecdote about the life of the little-known Alva Vanderbilt, Gladwell’s lecture adumbrates how the narrative of The Unheard Story of David and Goliath takes readers into the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, and then digs into the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms, all in an attempt to demonstrate how fundamentally we misunderstand the true meaning of advantages and disadvantages. When does being weak have power?