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David Epstein À 2 CharactersAs a believer n Charlotte Mason s generous feast I knew the minute I heard about this book that I had to read No 91 A Belfast Ghost Story it It did start slow but this book snowballedtself through my mind gathering momentum during a long lonely car trip After finishing the audio I Emarketing Excellence: Planning and Optimizing your Digital Marketing immediately bought the Kindle version because I plan to use much of thisnformation Sound and Fury (Drake Chronicles, in a talk I have already done a few times This bookllustrates so well how Ecommerce Society impo In a lot of ways this books a vindication of everything I hold dearWhy Well granted t IS a vindication of a mindset that rebels against going down any sin Compare yourself to yourself yesterday not to younger people who aren t you An ncredibly slow read for me but I enjoyed Dead Man Stalking (The Morganville Vampires, it a lot and felt like I was onnformation overload after finishing each chapter Who knew that so many case studies and anecdotes could support having breadth vs depth of knowledge The author of course nods to the fact that The Soul of the Matter it smportant to have both kinds of people generalists and specialists but his argument Queenie is against the prevalent thinking that we should pick an area of focus from a young age and keep attSome of the sections that spoke most to me Stolen Hearts involved communication across teams and disciplines I honestly felt that I grew the most as a professional when working with and learning from colleagues who did very different things than me during their day to day these relationships were especially rewarding when we could collaborate toward fixing a common problem Epstein covers this a few different times from a task as general as comparing your project against others within the company to get an understanding of how longt might take and whether 101 Ways To Get More Customers From The Internet (Online Marketing Guides from Exposure Ninja Book 3) it will be wortht n the end to the tradition of Monday Notes at NASA notes submitted by engineers which were circulated so all divisions could see what problems others were facingOne of my favorite conclusions from Epstein was that teams need elements of both hierarchy and ndividualism to survive Often too much process focused on pandering to upper management leads to lower uality feedback from lower ranking employees or Amazon Affiliate -The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on Amazon in so many words an erosion of trust He calls this concept an Allegiance to Hierarchy and showcases how detrimentalt can be particularly through the examples of the Challenger disaster and the 2008 global financial crisisAs someone who enjoys working across teams learning new things and sees contextual Online Marketing for Authors information critical to doing my job I appreciated Epstein s argument thatt s Google Advertising Fundamentals Exam Prep Guide for Adwords Certification 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BaumeisterTierney The Upside of Down McArdle The Power of Habit Duhigg among others There was nothing distractingn the style of Range that failed to work for me But the presentation often left me wanting arguing A Hollywood Bride (Billionaires Brides of Convenience, in my head against the point the author was making It often felt like being led down a garden path and asked tognore things on the edge of the trail as meaningless distractionsPart of the challenge confronting the author was An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, in tackling a deconstructed subject In the opening chapter Tiger Woods and Roger Federer are presented as juxtapositionsn how to become the best Just a Pawn (The Mauve Legacy, in their respective sports Woodss raised on golf obsessively from an early age while Federer A Shifters Rage (Rouen Chronicles is allowed to explore all sports until he settles on tennis much later Woods exemplifies the narrow specialist while Federer standsn for the generalist As a reader I kept 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was mostly frustratingIt was not all a loss however as the author certainly shows significant benefit of applyingmostly frustratingIt was not all a loss however as the author certainly shows significant benefit of applying flung knowledge to unanticipated problems He clearly demonstrates the tendency of narrow specialists n our ncreasingly specialized society to become blinkered by their own learning to the point that they can no longer step outside their fields for a fresh view from a different perspective He also shows how nstitutions like NASA can succumb to a narrow minded specialist group thinkI can t say that I regret pushing myself to read all the way through But I felt I didn t get any particular HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers insights fromt much less suggestions
FOR HOW TO GET GREATER RANGEhow to get greater range how to make better use of my own generalist background Yet t may well benefit readers who ve come to believe that specialization s all there 5g for the Connected World is or should ben life Now THIS Le Jardin Sur La Glace is how you write a compelling non fiction book This has catapultedtself on my must have shelf after the The Book of Shaine introduction aloneThe topics nothing new specialized thinking vs broad thinking We have Discover Cooking with Lavender itn evolution Constipation in Darwin s famous fitness of surviving species It has nothing to do with size or teeth or muscle strength Rathert s about adaptability It also applies to thinking processesThus the author examines the different psychological variations within the human population throughout historyWe get athletes like Tiger Woods vs Roger Federer totally opposite upbringing both highly successful we get artists like Van Gogh or Miyazaki both for the same point we get the woman who saved the Girl Scouts of America we get chess champions not masters vs computers we get musicians like the orphans of one of the goodwill hospitals n VeniceThere are many stories of people being successful or not All The story of the new US OPEN GOLF WINNER ILLUSTRATES PART OF golf winner llustrates part of thesis of this book A range of What's the most effective path to success A Day in the Budwig Diet in any domain It's not what you thinkPlenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill play annstrument or lead their field should start early focus Lambs To The Slaughter intensely and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible If you dabble or delay you'll never catch up to the people who got a head start Butf you take a closer look at the world's top performers from professional athletes to Nobel laureates you'll find that early specialization s the exception not the ruleDavid Epstein author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene studied the world's most successful ath. Xperience s sometimes better than over specialization In the book Roger Federer The Neil Simon Collection is another examplehttpswwwnytimescom20190617spThis passage describes a key finding thats central to the bookJames Flynn Slate (Rebel Wayfarers MC, is a professor of political studiesn New ZealandFlynn s great disappointment s the degree to which society and particularly higher education has responded to the broadening of the mind by pushing specialization rather than focusing early training on conceptual transferable knowledge Flynn conducted a study n which he compared the grade point averages of seniors at one of America s top state universities from neuroscience to English majors to their performance on a test of critical thinking The test gauged students ability to apply fundamental abstract concepts from economics social and physical sciences and logic to common real world scenarios Flynn was bemused to find that the correlation between the test of broad conceptual thinking and GPA was about zero In Flynn s words the traits that earn good grades at the university do not Do I Owe You Money? The Collected Memoirs of Ian Mosley include critical ability of any broad significance Even the best universities aren t developing criticalntelligence he said They aren t giving students the tools to analyze the modern world except EL SUTIL ARTE DE QUE (CASI TODO) TE IMPORTE UNA MIERDA (HARPERCOLLINS) in their area of specialization Their educations too narrow As a patient I see this n medicine My father practiced medicine for 40 years He used to say that medicine was as much an art as a science The art s gone No doctor I ve encountered knows how to take a good patient history Many times as a result of my own research I ve asked my doctors what about X Oh good Hunter Moon (Grazi Kelly idea Shouldn t they have the ability and knowledge to bring thesessues up themselves But this The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone (Darcy Rachel, is truen many fields 7 Navykov Vysokoeffektivnykh Lyudej in late 2014 a team of German scientists published a study showing that members of their national team which had just won the World Cup were typically late specializers who didn t play organized soccer than amateur league players until age twenty two or later They spent of their childhood and adolescence playing non organized soccer and other sportsIt s not about the mythical 10000 hours The reason that elite athletes seem to have superhuman reflexess that they recognize patterns of ball or body movements that tell them what s coming before Lichtenstein it happens As the greatest hockey playern history Wayne Gretzky said I skate to where the puck The Roman Object Revolution is going not wheret has been Same s true of Steph Curry who views the basketball court as a rapidly moving chessboard He sees several moves ahead When we know the rules and answers and they don t change over time chess golf playing classical music an argument can be made for savant like hyperspecialized practice from day one But those are poor models of most things humans want to learn Meanwhile advances n artificial Whiff, or How the Beautiful Big Fat Smelly Baby Found a Friend intelligence have already shown that rules based human jobs will be the first to go the AIs The Greatest You implemented This reality was made shockingly obvious when a computer defeated the world champion Gary Kasparovn chess Likewise the The Elite Way international Go champion And now poker RE parents psychologist Adam Grant noted that creativity may be difficult to nurture butt Crumbs is easy to thwart He pointed to a study that found an average of six household rules for typical children compared to onen households with extremely creative childrenDarwin s father was a doctor who wanted his son to become a doctor Darwin lasted only half a semester n med school He turned to the church He was a Bible literalist at the time and figured he would become a clergyman He bounced around classes ncluding a botany course with a professor who subseuently recommended him for an unpaid position aboard the HMS Beagle After convincing his father that he would not become a deadbeat Spurgeons Expository Encyclopedia if he took this one detour he experienced perhaps the mostmpactful post college gap year Sealed in history Decades later Darwin reflected on the process of self discovery It seems ludicrous that I oncentended to be a clergyman he wrote A recent Sketching From Square One to Trafalgar Square international Gallup survey of than two hundred thousand workersn 150 countries reported that 85 percent were either not engaged with their work or actively disengaged In that condition according to Seth Godin uitting takes a lot guts than continuing to be carried along Godin uitting takes a lot guts than continuing to be carried along debris on an ocean wave The trouble Godin noted The Familiars is that humans are bedeviled by the sunk cost fallacy Havingnvested time or money Imepuu in something we are loath to leavet because that would mean we had wasted our time or money even though Owens Walk its already gone There Shadow Point (The Gothic War, is perversenverse relationship between fame and accuracy The likely an expert was to have his or her predictions featured on op ed pages and television the likely they
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