David Epstein’s “Range” shows how a generalist can triumph in a world full of specialists. Succeed in any field by developing broad interests and skills.
Summer is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, so many will be looking for books to read. So, I just found out that David Epstein, author of “The Sports Gene”, which spun the “10,000 hours” theory on its head, has now come out with a brand new book:
I haven’t read it as yet, but am clear that I still recommend this book because:
- If it by David Epstein it will be valuable to read
- I’m definitely a generalist, so I’m biased!
For years I used to say “my specialism is that I’m a generalist”, so I’m intrigued by what Epstein has come up with.
I also seem to have developed a niche in developing senior leaders in central government. Civil Servants are indeed specialists at being generalists, so I hope to pick up some great new learnings to support such clients in the future.
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