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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, And the Art of Battling Giants

I had the pleasure of hearing Malcolm Gladwell speak at an AXA conference three years ago and I have read all of his books. Gladwell has a very unique way of viewing the world and challenges you to see things from a different viewpoint. In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages using the example of the battle over three thousand years ago where the shepherd boy, David, felled the giant, Goliath, against all probable odds. He points out that sometimes what you view as a disadvantage is actually an advantage. When I relate this to the work we do at Brinker Capital, I realize that we don’t need to be the largest investment management firm in the industry with a vast array of resources to be one of the best and provide clients with the right solutions to reach their financial goals.