The Most Comforting Book for Multi-Passionate Creators: RANGE

James Bacarro

June 1, 2022

If you struggle to specialize, grab a copy of the book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World” by @DavidEpstein

Here are 5 of my favorite quotes from the book:

  1. “The challenge we all face is how to maintain the benefits of breadth, diverse experience, interdisciplinary thinking, and delayed concentration in a world that increasingly incentivizes, even demands, hyperspecialization”
  2. “In a wicked world, relying upon experience from a single domain is not only limiting, it can be disastrous.”
  3. “Specialization is obvious: keep going straight. Breadth is trickier to grow.”
  4. “Big innovation most often happens when an outsider who may be far away from the surface of the problem reframes the problem in a way that unlocks the solution.”
  5. “I propose instead that you don’t commit to anything in the future, but just look at the options available now, and choose those that will give you the most promising range of options afterward.”

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