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#114 Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World with David Epstein, NYT bestselling author of Range and The Sports Gene

David Epstein is the author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene. He has master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism and has worked as an investigative reporter for ProPublica and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He lives in Washington, DC.   Highlights from the Podcast: Min 2: The debate between Epstein and Gladwell, and why the 10,000 rule is wrong Min 10: “Breadth of training predicts breadth of transfer” Min 23: “Teaching with hints” Min 28: How to use “spacing” to increase learning   Min 33: Why current performance is not a good indication of learning Min 40: Sport sampling and the fear of leaving the “sports pipeline”  Min 48: The world’s finest youth academy is not the best developmental system Min 55: The diversity of movement and lowering the chance of overuse injury Min 59: The true meaning of GRIT and the studies that explain it   Resources Mentioned: The debate between Epstein and Gladwell [video] Joy of the People [article]  Relative age at U17 euros [article]  Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman [book] The Talent Lab: The secret to finding, creating and sustaining success by Simon Timson [book] Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth [book]   Books by David Epstein: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World [link]  The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance [link]  The Talent Lab: The secret to finding, creating and sustaining success [link]    Connect with David Epstein


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