David Epstein on Range

education specialization

David Epstein with Juliette Sellgren

September 23, 2022
David Epstein is the author of New York Times #1 bestsellers, Range and The Sports Gene, and an investigative reporter at ProPublica. Today, he talks to us about Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.

Listen for generalist success stories! He explains when best to use a generalist approach, in sports, versus a specialist approach, in chess. We talk about how to integrate the generalist approach into schooling and everyday life to improve learning, and he gives me advice on my guitar-learning journey.

And don't miss Christy Lynn's Great Antidote EXTRA on this episode, where you'll find even more to explore!

Want to explore more?
Amy Willis, Maybe Quitters DO Win, an EconTalk Extra based on an episode with Epstein.
David Epstein on the Sports Gene, an EconTalk podcast.
David Epstein's Range Widely newsletter.
David Epstein at ProPublica.