Cool Science Radio - Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

May 30, 2019


Bestselling author David Epstein joins the show to discuss his new book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. Epstein examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields—especially those that are complex and unpredictable—generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel.