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

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

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Range : why generalists triumph in a specialized world
Title
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Title remainder
why generalists triumph in a specialized world
Statement of responsibility
David Epstein
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Author
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Language
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."--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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DLC
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1980-
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Epstein, David J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF378.E94
LC item number
E67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Expertise
  • Ability
  • Success
  • Success
  • Ability
  • Expertise
Target audience
adult
Label
Range : why generalists triumph in a specialized world, David Epstein
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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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The outsider advantage
  • Lateral thinking with withered technology
  • Fooled by expertise
  • Learning to drop your familiar tools
  • Deliberate amateurs
  • Conclusion: Expanding your range
  • 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
Control code
on1050962413
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780735214484
Lccn
2018051571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
15683712
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The outsider advantage
  • Lateral thinking with withered technology
  • Fooled by expertise
  • Learning to drop your familiar tools
  • Deliberate amateurs
  • Conclusion: Expanding your range
  • 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
Control code
on1050962413
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780735214484
Lccn
2018051571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
15683712
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1050962413

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