How David Beats Goliath Malcolm Gladwell Analysis

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Critical Review on “How David Beats Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell The author of the article “How David Beats Goliath” is Malcolm Gladwell. The purpose of the text is to educate the reader about the advantages of being unconventional. Another purpose was to compare Vivek Randaive’s life to the myth of David beating Goliath. This article is lengthy yet well written, keeping the reader engaged. The charm of this article comes from the author’s writing style. Gladwell uses two seemingly unrelated concepts to illustrate a big picture. Overall, our evaluation of the text is positive; we consider it on the upper end of the “positive” spectrum. The text is organized in a very non-linear fashion. It is as if Mr.Gladwell is a frog jumping…show more content…
This is done by providing relevant & descriptive information. Another strength is the author’s gripping voice, as well as that the author writes as if he talking to the reader. On the negative side, there is only one major weakness, and its the very abrupt transitions between his topics The author isn’t taking a stance in an argument in this article; it is written with the mindset that being unconventional is good. This mindset is conveyed very well to reader by the end of the article. The data Gladwell presents is credible as it comes from primary sources such as Ranadive himself and quotes from Lawrence’s diary and other reliable sources such as the late general Maurice de Saxe. Overall, this composition is very elaborate and intricate. Gladwell proves his mindset by writing the article itself in an unconventional, yet entertaining, way. The only recommendation we have for Gladwell is for the article to be like a smoothly flowing river as opposed to the river with many waterfalls it is now. Simply put, as readers we feel that his articles jumps back and forth too much and too quickly. Besides that, we believe that Gladwell has hit the nail on the

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