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705 - "How-to" with David Epstein

The James Altucher Show

The author of one of my favorite books: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, a #1 New York Times bestseller; and also The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance, David Epstein is now the new host of Slate.com's "How To!" Podcast. In this episode, I have him on to discuss his newfound experience in the podcasting world, and also some of the podcast topics like: "How To Survive In The Wild", "How To Fall Out of Love", "How To Start Over at 60" and so on... Listen to this episode and also make sure you check out "How to!" Podcast:  My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Join You Should Run For President 2.0 Facebook Group, and we discuss why should run for president. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter FacebookSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


13 Apr 2021

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The Path of Most Resistance: How to Learn For a Changing World | David Epstein

BYU Speeches

David Epstein explains the benefits of obtaining diverse experiences in our changing world. Specialization is a double-edged sword.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

26 Jan 2021

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David Epstein On Why Generalists Are More Successful Than Specialists

Intelligence Squared

Studying the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors and scientists, David Epstein demonstrates why in most fields – especially those that are complex and unpredictable – generalists, not specialists are primed to excel. No matter what you do, where you are in life, whether you are a teacher, student, scientist, business analyst, parent, job hunter, retiree, you will see the world differently. You'll understand better how we solve problems, how we learn and how we succeed. You'll see why failing a test is the best way to learn and why frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The podcast was hosted by Linda Yueh.To subscribe to Intelligence Squared Business click here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/intelligence-squared-business/id1542365818To find out more about David's book click here: https://amzn.to/38k0NF4 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


12 Jan 2021

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Summary of Range by David Epstein | Free Audiobook

QuickRead Podcast - Free book summaries

Discover Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World In today’s modern world, people are feeling the pressure to excel and specialize in a certain area. Constantly, people hear about the importance of choosing a niche and becoming an expert in that area. However, sportswriter David Epstein uses research and real-life stories to argue that businesses today need generalists, not specialists. So what’s a generalist? A generalist is a person who has experience in many different areas, someone who took a bit longer to find out what they are good at and what they enjoy. These people are often more creative and can make connections across different fields that specialists often miss. As a result, generalists are more powerful and innovative, allowing them to become better problem solvers and forecasters. So instead of trying to specialize early in your career, it’s best to explore different interests and become knowledgeable in many areas. As you read, you’ll learn the myth of getting ahead early and why those who discover their skills later in life have an advantage. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. DISCLAIMER: This book summary is meant as a preview and not a replacement for the original book. If you like this summary please consider purchasing the original book to get the full experience as the original author intended it to be. If you are the original author of any book on QuickRead and would like us to remove it, please contact us at hello@quickread.com


11 Jan 2021

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Ep. 39: DAVID EPSTEIN on Skills, Practice, and the Subtle Art of Cultivating a Meaningful Career

Deep Questions with Cal Newport

In this episode of DEEP QUESTIONS we're joined by a guest host: David Epstein.David is the New York Times bestselling author of THE SPORTS GENE and RANGE. I probably get asked questions about RANGE more than any other book by listeners of this podcast, so I knew we had to get David on the show to share his wisdom.We talk about his career, his (short-lived) public feud with Malcolm Gladwell, and his research habits, but most importantly, we go deep on his breakthrough ideas about skills, practice, and meaning in careers -- answering many of your questions as well as a few of my own.You can find out more about David at https://davidepstein.com.To submit your own questions for this podcast, sign up for my mailing list at calnewport.com.Thanks to our sponsor Magic Spoon (use magicspoon.com/CAL to receive free shipping).Thank you to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.

1hr 45mins

26 Oct 2020

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How to build a successful learner - with David Epstein

Tes Podagogy

“We overvalue early specialisation and under-value generalisation,” states David Epstein.That’s a criticism not just of the sports world that has been the focus of much of the journalist and writer's previous work, but the world in general, and that includes education.Epstein explains how we have come to believe that success comes from deliberate practice in a single domain – so to become a world-class golfer, or scientist, or writer, we need to start practising that skill intensely from a very early age. And more broadly than that, we see expertise in any given subject or domain as the product of specific practice within that domain.This is all wrong, he says.


23 Sep 2020

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S2 TWO 13 David Epstein Vol 2 - Range

Changing Minds with Owen Fitzpatrick

David Epstein is the author of The Sports Gene and Range. In this second part, we explore the work of David on Range and his fascinating thesis on becoming a generalist instead of a specialist.


17 Sep 2020

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S2 TWO 12 David Epstein Vol 1 The Sports Gene

Changing Minds with Owen Fitzpatrick

David Epstein is the author of two bestselling books. In this work of series I'll be exploring his book 'The Sports Gene' on the impact of genetics on our development of skills and talents. Fascinating stuff!


9 Sep 2020

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Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and David Epstein Talk Range & Resilience

The Daily Stoic

On today’s Daily Stoic Podcast, Ryan talks with author and journalist David Epstein about the power of range, how to get the right kind of experience to be successful, and more.David Epstein is the author of #1 New York Times best seller Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. He has previously worked as a reporter at ProPublica and Sports Illustrated and also wrote the best-selling The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance.Get your copy of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World: https://geni.us/BX7P90This episode is brought to you by Felix Gray, maker of amazing blue light-filtering glasses. Felix Gray glasses help prevent the symptoms of too much blue light exposure, which can include blurry vision, dry eyes, sleeplessness, and more. Get your glasses today at http://felixgrayglasses.com/stoic and try them for 30 days, risk-free.This episode is also brought to you by Mack Weldon, an amazing online retailer for men’s basics. Mack Weldon believes in smart design, premium fabrics and simple shopping—and they’ve created a great new loyalty program, Weldon Blue. Try out Mack Weldon today. And for 20% off your first order, visit http://mackweldon.com and use promo code STOIC.This episode is also brought to you by Future. Future pairs you up with a remote personal trainer that you can get in touch with from your home. Your trainer will give you a full exercise regimen that works for your specific fitness goals, using the equipment you have at home. It works with your Apple Watch, and if you don’t already have one, Future will give you one for free. Sign up at tryfuture.com/stoic and get your first two weeks with your personal trainer for just $1.***If you enjoyed this week’s podcast, we’d love for you to leave a review on Apple Podcasts. It helps with our visibility, and the more people listen to the podcast, the more we can invest into it and make it even better.Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: http://DailyStoic.com/signupFollow @DailyStoic:Twitter: https://twitter.com/dailystoicInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dailystoic/Facebook: http://facebook.com/dailystoicYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/dailystoicFollow David Epstein: Homepage: https://davidepstein.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidEpsteinFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ByDavidEpstein/


1 Aug 2020

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Range by David Epstein

Books of Titans Podcast

In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 18 of 52 from his 2020 Reading List – Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein. Show Notes Author: David Epstein David Epstein on EconTalk Erik’s thoughts about the book Purchase the Book Get Book Ideas Books of Titans Website The post Range by David Epstein appeared first on Books of Titans.


31 Jul 2020