Generalists Triumph In A Specialized World ft. David Epstein

Episode 227Brute Strength


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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