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Range: why generalists triumph in a specialized world
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New York : Riverhead Books, 2019.
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339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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 are also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see. Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, this book 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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APA Citation (style guide)

Epstein, D. J. (2019). Range: why generalists triumph in a specialized world. New York, Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Epstein, David J., 1980-. 2019. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. New York, Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Epstein, David J., 1980-, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. New York, Riverhead Books, 2019.

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Epstein, David J. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. New York, Riverhead Books, 2019.

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ISBN:
9780735214484 (hardcover), 0735214484 (hardcover)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
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 are also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see. Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, this book 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.