David Epstein with Malcolm Gladwell: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World - 92Y, New York

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David Epstein with Malcolm Gladwell: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

May 30, 2019

What’s the surest route to success? Specializing early, focusing intently, racking up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible? Wrong!

According to bestselling author David Epstein—who has studied the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters, and scientists—it’s the generalists, not specialists, who are primed to excel. Join Epstein in conversation with Malcolm Gladwell (who wrote, “for reasons I cannot explain, David Epstein manages to make me thoroughly enjoy the experience of being told that everything I thought about something was wrong,”) for an engrossing discussion about Epstein’s new book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.