Range

Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
Product Number: EB00735547
Released: May 28, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780735214491
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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"Range is an urgent and important book, an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance." -Daniel H. Pink What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think. Plenty 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 a closer look at research on the world's top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule. David Epstein examined 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 more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can't see. Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range makes a compelling case for actively cultivating 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. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive.

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Author(s): David Epstein
Original Publish Date: May 28, 2019

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Author(s): David Epstein
Product Number DD44048
Released: May 28, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Penguin Group US
ISBN: #9781984888426
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Author(s): David Epstein
Product Number Z100143538
Released: May 28, 2019
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781984888457

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