David Epstein in Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell - 92Y, New York

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THE FISHEL LECTURE

David Epstein in Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell

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

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 what’s sure to be an engrossing discussion about Epstein’s new book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.

A book signing follows the event.

David Epstein

David Epstein is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History