David Epstein on “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World”
Are some people predisposed to being a generalist versus a specialist? In his book, "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World," author David Epstein discovers that early specialization is an exception, not the rule. Epstein, a former science and investigative reporter, argues that to succeed in any field, one must develop an array of interests. In interviews with renowned athletes, inventors and scientists, he explores the power of diverse experiences in a world that requires hyperspecialization. In this episode of the podcast "The Next Chapter" by American Express Business Class, Epstein and host Cardiff Garcia discuss the virtues of being a generalist on a trajectory to success.