Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? This provocative new book from Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating journey through the hidden and very surprising dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty. He demonstrates how we misunderstand the true meaning of advantage and disadvantage. When does a traumatic childhood work in someone s favour? How can a disability leave someone better off? Malcolm presents the stories of remarkable underdogs and draws on history, science, psychology and on his own unparalleled ability to make the connections others miss to back up his conclusions. He has produced a funny, controversial, illuminating book that overturns conventional thinking about power and advantage.