He starts the book retelling the story that titles the book, and how most of us mistake David’s strengths for weaknesses.
The main point the author drives across is that what appear to be disadvantages in life and business, can turn out to be the big advantages, and what drives some people to great success.
Several cases are presented: A doctor who helped tackle leukemia; a student making a mistake by choosing a prestigious college over a less known one; a great basketball coach who won against all odds. Also, how classes should be small, but only to a point, and how dyslexia can “help” you instead of hinder you.
Gladwell tells these tales in his usual style, entertaining, to the point, and many times, surprising us.
I have read all his books, and can’t recommend them enough, even if at times you don’t agree with his views. You’ll come out of the experience thinking and looking at live in a different way.