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Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World What s the most effective path to success in any domain It s not what you thinkPlenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible If you dabble or delay, you ll never catch up to the people who got a head start But if you take a closer look at the world s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, you ll find that early specialization is the exception, not the ruleDavid Epstein, author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene, studied the world s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists He discovered that in most fields especially those that are complex and unpredictable generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one They re also creative, agile, and able to make connections their specialized peers can t spy from deep in their hyperfocused trenches As experts silo themselves further while computers master of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thriveOur obsession with getting a head start is understandable early specialization feels efficient But Epstein marshals an enormous body of scientific research to argue that we should all actively cultivate inefficiency Failing a test is the best way to learn Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range explains how to maintain the benefits of breadth, diverse experience, interdisciplinary thinking, and delayed concentration in a world that increasingly incentivizes, even demands, 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10 thoughts on “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

  1. says:

    Disclosure I won this pre release copy in a drawing from the publisher.The book wasn t badly written, but for me it was something of a slog I ve enjoyed similar books in this genre , the sort of pop psychology self help mashup including books like Willpower Baumeister Tierney , The Upside of Down McArdle , The Power of Habit Duhigg , among others There was nothing distracting in th


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    I ve staked my entire adult life on following the generalist s path instead of the specialist s, so I hoped this book would answer my basic questions What about the role Neuroplasticity plays with keeping the following people analytically extra sharp The Polymath, the Multi Instrumentalist, and those like Noam Chomsky, composer Elliot Carter, Aristotle, Leonard da Vinci, or Bertrand Ru


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    This book looks at how an emphasis on specialization can actually hamper our ability to really excel at something It aligns with what I try to do when I am coaching, in my stories, and what we re doing with Mamba Sports Academy create all around athletes who can think critically and make assessments in real time to enhance their play rather than rely only on a narrow set of skills.


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    Compare yourself to yourself yesterday, not to younger people who aren t you An incredibly slow read for me but I enjoyed it a lot and felt like I was on information overload after finishing each chapter Who knew that so many case studies and anecdotes could support having breadth vs depth of knowledge The author of course nods to the fact that it s important to have both kinds of people gener


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    Do I think it s a five star book It s very hard for me to say, as I wrote the thing By the time I m done working on a book, I have such a strong insider view of the project that it s difficult to be objective I will say this I worked extremely hard on it, and as a writer, researcher, and reader, I found it to be muchinteresting than my first book Most readers enjoyed that first book at least accor


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    The story of the new U.S Open golf winner illustrates part of the thesis of this book A range of experience is sometimes better than over specialization In the book, Roger Federer is another example.https www.nytimes.com 2019 06 17 sp This passage describes a key finding that is central to the book.James Flynn, is a professor of political studies in New ZealandFlynn s great disappointment is the degre


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    In a lot of ways, this book is a vindication of everything I hold dear.Why Well, granted, it IS a vindication of a mindset that rebels against going down any single rabbit hole to the exclusion of everything else in this life, which is basically another way of saying that specialists are generally unable to see beyond their own field Being widely read, having wide experiences, and knowing a ton of differe


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    Now THIS is how you write a compelling non fiction book This has catapulted itself on my must have shelf after the introduction alone The topic is nothing new specialized thinking vs broad thinking We have it in evolution in Darwin s famous fitness of surviving species It has nothing to do with size or teeth or muscle strength Rather, it s about adaptability It also applies to thinking processes.Thus, the aut


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    This book is a useful mythbuster grit, 10,000 hours, deliberate practice, tiger moms this book says forget all of that sort of Try lots of things, read broadly, and fail lots of times I agree with this formula for success Specialization is boring I think there is something to being obsessive once you are in the right track Once you figure out the project or sport, you need to focus This doesn t go against the the


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    As a believer in Charlotte Mason s generous feast, I knew the minute I heard about this book that I had to read it It did start slow but this book snowballed itself through my mind gathering momentum during a long, lonely car trip After finishing the audio I immediately bought the Kindle version because I plan to use much of this information in a talk I have already done a few times This book illustrates so well how


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About the Author: David Epstein

David Epstein is the author of Range Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene, which has been translated in 21 languages He has master s degrees in environmental science and journalism and has worked as an investigative reporter for ProPublica and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated He lives in Washington, DC.