As children, we were told that practice makes perfect, but sportswriter David Epstein turns on its head the popular idea that specializing early on in one field leads to greater success. Epstein delved into studies on the development of elite professionals, observing that dabbling isn’t the hindrance many believe it to be. In this fascinating article, he outlines a convincing case that – in an increasingly complex and interconnected world – the world needs more “people with range.”
About the Author
Award-winning writer David Epstein is the New York Times best-selling author of The Sports Gene: Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success. This article is adapted from his number one New York Times bestseller, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.