David Epstein is an investigative reporter at ProPublica, and the author of two New York Times Best-Sellers, “The Sports Gene” and “Range”. He is also joining the podcast this week to dispel some of the most common myths about genetics and athletic ability as well as why being a generalist might actually give you an advantage in today’s specialized world.
In this episode David covers such topics including the advantage to switching your vocation, why short term success can lead to long term failure, and how to learn more effectively.
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04:55 – Cardiac death in athletes
10:55 – Athletic background
22:25 – Grit
32:25 – Self-regulatory learning
41:25 – Kind vs. Wicked learning environments
45:55 – Doing vs. Learning
The Sports Gene: Inside The Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
Range: Why Generalists Triumph In A Specialized World
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