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Size Does Not Matter

Size Does Not Matter

Size does not matter.

David and Goliath is the biblical story of a small boy who volunteers to fight a giant warrior.

David didn’t have a chance. His odds were dismal. Conventional wisdom said he didn’t have the size or skills to win.

Yet, he defeats Goliath because he had a specific set of skills that transcended size.

Goliath was slow, had poor eyesight, wore bulky armor and carried a heavy sword. David was small but fast. He was an experienced sling thrower that catapulted a rock like a bullet.

Goliath was shot between the eyes and killed instantly.

This big vs. small story relates to your daily work/life.

Are you an entry-level employee trying to build a successful career in a competitive work environment?

Maybe you are a freelancer trying to compete against large consulting firms.

Are you a middle manager who is intimidated by powerful executives?

You get the picture.

David won because he had a specific skill. He had practiced thousands of times. In actuality, he had the upper hand because this skill.

This story, expertly delivered by best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, explains why size does not matter.

Kevin Kennemer is founder of The People Group based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kevin is driven by his passion for company owners and their need to earn a profit, employees' desire for a positive and fulfilling work experience, and the community that benefits when both groups do well.

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