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Range : why generalists triumph in a specialized world

Author: David J Epstein
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, [2020] ©2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many 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. Epstein examined the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists, and discovered that in most fields - especially those that are complex and unpredictable - generalists,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Epstein
ISBN: 9780735214507 0735214506
OCLC Number: 1285258055
Description: 355 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Roger vs. Tiger --
The cult of the head start --
How the wicked world was made --
When less of the same is more --
Learning, fast and slow --
Thinking outside experience --
The trouble with too much grit --
Flirting with your possible selves --
The outsider advantage --
Lateral thinking with withered technology --
Fooled by expertise --
Learning to drop your familiar tools --
Deliberate amateurs --
Conclusion: Expanding your range.
Responsibility: David Epstein.

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Many 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. Epstein examined the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists, and discovered that in most fields - especially those that are complex and unpredictable - generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists juggle many interests rather than focusing on one - but they're also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can't see. -- adapted from jacket.

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