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352 pages, 2019



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David Epstein's groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction about the science behind genius has captivated readers across the country.

Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, The Sports Gene has been endorsed by everyone from Bill Simmons to The Onion's A. V. Club, and it is a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of genes, sports, and business.

Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

In 'Range', David Epstein argues that in today's complex and unpredictable world, it's the generalists, not the specialists, who come out on top. He suggests that having a broad range of experiences and skills can give you an edge over those who have only focused on one area.

The Power of Late Specialization

Epstein explores the idea that starting a specific path later in life can actually lead to greater success. He uses examples from various fields to show that late specializers often have a broader skill set and can adapt more easily to new situations.

The Importance of Experimentation

The author emphasizes the importance of trying out different things and not being afraid to fail. He suggests that through experimentation, we can find what truly interests us and where our strengths lie.

The Value of Breadth over Depth

In 'Range', Epstein challenges the common belief that deep, narrow focus is the best path to success. Instead, he argues that a broad understanding of various fields is more beneficial in our rapidly changing world.

The Advantage of Interdisciplinary Thinking

Epstein encourages readers to look beyond their own field and explore other disciplines. He argues that this kind of interdisciplinary thinking can lead to innovative solutions and breakthroughs that wouldn't be possible with a narrow focus.

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In his compelling new book, David Epstein makes the argument that in most fields, generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. He presents a well-researched case for why we should encourage breadth, not merely depth, of knowledge.

Bill GatesBill Gates - Microsoft Co-founder

Range is an urgent and important book, an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance.

Daniel PinkDaniel Pink - Bestselling Author

Range will force you to rethink the nature of learning, thinking, and being, and reconsider what you thought you knew about optimal education and career paths—and how and why the most successful people in the world do what they do.

Susan CainSusan Cain - Author, Speaker

Range is full of surprises and hope, a 21st century survival guide.

Adam GrantAdam Grant - Organizational Psychologist

For reasons I cannot explain, David Epstein manages to make me thoroughly enjoy the experience of being told that everything I thought about something was wrong. I loved Range.

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell - Journalist, Author
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