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Summary

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. 

In Range, author and journalist David Epstein exposes the fallacy behind the specialization myth and how society benefits more when people are generalists. It is those who seek broad experience in diverse fields that become innovative and creative problem-solvers ready to tackle problems that seem unfamiliar and complex.  

What does this ZIP Reads Summary include?
 

  • Synopsis of the original book
  • Key takeaways from each chapter
  • Examples of successful generalists
  • Why specialization only works in certain tasks
  • How to adopt the habits and thought patterns of generalists
  • Editorial Review
  • Background on David Epstein

About the Original Book:

David Epstein challenges the well-known concept that in order to perform at the highest level, you must find your niche at an early age and train for hours. While it is true that some of the best athletes and musicians began learning their craft at an early age, for example, Tiger Woods, the majority of these great individuals were actually generalists. They started out in one field, dabbled in a bunch of others, and finally settled on their true calling. Epstein states that people shouldn’t be afraid of becoming generalists because the exposure will make them better abstract thinkers than narrow-minded specialists.

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