Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

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Type Book
Created 2019-05-28
Identifier ISBN: 9780735214484, 0735214484, 9780593084496, 0593084497


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.


gives cons of Early specialization

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created by David Epstein

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referenced in Why specializing early doesn't always mean career success

A head start doesn't always ... well, help you get ahead. With examples from sports, technology and e...

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Awesome book. Loads of great stories.
Read this book especially if you feel like you cannot decide which field is right for you.