Range : How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Range : How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World


The groundbreaking and exhilarating exploration into how to be successful in the 21st Century.

What if everything you have been taught about how to succeed in life was wrong?

From the '10,000 hours rule' to the power of tiger parenting, we have been taught that success in any field requires early specialisation and many hours of deliberate practice. And, worse, that if you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up with those who got a head start.

This is completely wrong.

In this landmark book, David Epstein shows that the way to excel is by sampling widely, gaining a breadth of experiences, taking detours, experimenting relentlessly, juggling many interests - in other words, by developing range.

Studying the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors and scientists, Epstein discovered that in most fields - especially those that are complex and unpredictable - generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. They are also more creative, more agile and able to make connections their more specialised peers can't see. Range proves that by spreading your knowledge across multiple domains is the key to success rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area.

Provocative, rigorous and engrossing, Range explains how to maintain the benefits of breadth, diverse experience and interdisciplinary thinking in a world that increasingly demands, hyper-specialisation.

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David Epstein, Will Damron
122 x 132mm | 68g
Publication date
01 Aug 2019
Bolinda Publishing
Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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Unabridged edition
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