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The Resource Range : why generalists triumph in a specialized world, David Epstein

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why generalists triumph in a specialized world
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David Epstein
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eng
Summary
  • "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, [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."--Dust jacket
  • 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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Shares counterintuitive advice on the most effective path to success in any domain while revealing the essential contributions of generalist, not specialist, team members
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10776008
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DLC
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1983-
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Epstein, David J.
Dewey number
153.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF378.E94
LC item number
E67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Expertise
  • Ability
  • Success
  • EDUCATION / Learning Styles
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers / General
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success
  • Success
  • Ability
  • Expertise
  • Theory of knowledge
  • Ability
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adult
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why generalists triumph in a specialized world
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Range : why generalists triumph in a specialized world, David Epstein
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-328) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780735214484
Lccn
2018051571
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)1050962413
Label
Range : why generalists triumph in a specialized world, David Epstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780735214484
Lccn
2018051571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1050962413

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