by David Epstein

Book Reviews

  • .@DavidEpstein is a brilliant writer & journalist. His book, RANGE, is a #1 @NYTimes bestseller. It's an engaging & thought-provoking exploration of the counterintuitive idea that being a generalist (not specialist) will = more creativity and success. https://t.co/ZLRPWhvUltLink to Tweet
  • 3) Range by @DavidEpstein Argues for the value of multi-disciplinary approaches to nearly everything. Highly recommended to me, and I highly recommend to you. đź‘ŚIntroduced me to a lot of new books I want to read.Link to Tweet
  • Here are five books that I’d recommend as we wrap up 2020. I hope you find something that helps you—or the book lover in your life—finish the year on a good note. https://t.co/9N0hL2xvTQLink to Tweet
  • BTW, if exploring the advantages of being a generalist in a specialists’ world intrigues you, Range by @DavidEpstein is a must read addition to the topic. 14/16 https://t.co/ILmiaGPG42Link to Tweet
  • Okay there’s a clear winner, so I guess maybe it’s finally time to finish Radical Candor. Thanks for helping me choose ❤️ PS - the other 3 books are Range by David Epstein, High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove, and Flash Boys by Michael Lewis. All 4 are enjoyable so far.Link to Tweet
  • After a mental block of not being able to read a book properly for 2 years, got started on this one after several recommendations and now can’t stop reading. https://t.co/5pC1WSsQVyLink to Tweet
  • Text is from Range: why generalists triumph in a specialized world, by David Epstein https://t.co/y1VeVTrdB9Link to Tweet
  • Looking for a book that makes you smarter with every page? @DavidEpstein's new book, Range, is out today. It's smart, scientifically-backed, and a fantastic complement to Atomic Habits. (His first book, The Sports Gene, was also top notch.) Grab it: https://t.co/ZFeiTpbBJ2Link to Tweet
  • David Epstein’s wife weighs in on my blurb for his fabulous new book “Range.” https://t.co/JzsXGMomQSLink to Tweet
  • @SteveBissen Recently finished: Dark Matter by Crouch (first fiction in awhile) The Fish That Ate the Whale by Cohen The Outsiders by Thorndike Currently: Range by @DavidEpstein (comes out this month) Favs: https://t.co/kEcPoKYUiCLink to Tweet

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The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more. "Fascinating. . . . If you're a generalist who has ever felt overshadowed by your specialist colleagues, this book is for you." --Bill Gates "The most important business--and parenting--book of the year." --Forbes "Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance." --Daniel H. Pink Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 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, Range 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.