Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein - Deepstash
‘Kind’ vs ‘wicked’ learning environments

Learning environments can be split into two:

  • The kind ones, where patterns repeat and specialists get better with experiences, such as in chess.
  • The w...

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Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein

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Modern work demands knowledge transfer and abstract thinking, things which are not being actively taught in our highly-specialized academic curriculums.

It’s harder to b...

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Children who try their hand at playing multiple instruments have a higher chance of becoming elites in one (even if they specialize later in life) than those who have been ...

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  • Fast and easy is a no-go when it comes to learning. Painful and uncompetitive as it may sound, slow and difficult is the proper approach to learning.
  • We want

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  • Relying on experience from a single domain is limiting. Going from the “inside view” to the “outside view”, i.e. switching the mindset from narrow to broad, is the practice o...

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  • Winners quit fast and often when a plan is not a good fit. The sunken cost fallacy might try to sway our decisions, but the “willingess to jetisson” (quit and switc...

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  • The best forecasters view their ideas as hypothesis that need testing; they want help from others through debate to falsify their notions.
  • Science curiosit...

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All the information we need is already out in the wild, we just need to integrate it.

A successful company culture is reached when an informal chain...

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