To Do Tuesday: Gladwell and Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell.

Malcolm Gladwell.

Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, Outliers and Blink, is back with a new sure-to-be-buzzed-about book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, released today, and a lecture exploring the topic. Whether you’re Team David or Goliath, he’s sure to bring a provocative discussion of topics such as “Do Goliaths make mistakes in spite of their strength—or because of it? When does a disability leave someone better off?” In other words, “Davids win all the time,” as Mr. Gladwell wrote in The New Yorker in 2009. Bonus: You’ll get to see how he has coiffed his infamously wild hair.

Malcolm Gladwell: When Underdogs Break the Rules, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, 212-415-5500, 8 p.m., from $69

To Do Tuesday: Gladwell and Goliath