Skip to main content
close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.

Author Talk: Range by David Epstein

2023-03-13 10:00:00 2023-03-13 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Author Talk: Range by David Epstein What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think. Join a conversation with New York Times bestselling author David Epstein as he chats about his book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. Virtual Program -

Monday, March 13
10:00am - 11:00am

Add to Calendar 2023-03-13 10:00:00 2023-03-13 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Author Talk: Range by David Epstein What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think. Join a conversation with New York Times bestselling author David Epstein as he chats about his book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. Virtual Program -

What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think. Join a conversation with New York Times bestselling author David Epstein as he chats about his book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.

Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus 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. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule.

David 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. Generalists often find their path late, juggling many interests rather than focusing on one. They’re also more creative, agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see.

Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range makes a compelling case for actively cultivating inefficiency. Failing a test is the best way to learn. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive.

About the Author: David Epstein is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World and of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene, both of which have been translated into more than 20 languages. His writing has been honored by an array of organizations, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, to the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Center on Disability and Journalism, and has been included in the Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. His story “Following the Trail of Broken Hearts,” on sudden cardiac death in athletes, was chosen as one of the top 100 stories of the last 100 years by Columbia Journalism alumni. He has master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism and lives in Washington, DC.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books, Poetry, & Writing |

TAGS: | Virtual Program | Author Talk |

Virtual Program


Hours
Mon, Jun 24 7:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jun 25 7:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jun 26 7:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jun 27 7:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jun 28 7:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 29 7:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 30 7:00AM to 6:00PM

About the branch

This is a virtual location. No events are held at this address.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 12:15pm
Workplace benefits can be challenging to navigate! Join Consultant Tiffany Dyson as she guides you through the world of benefits beyond salary including retirement savings accounts, health insurance, and professional development. For adults.
Register

Wed, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join the Dept. of Financial Protection & Innovation to learn how to protect yourself from home improvement scams. Learn about solar & energy-improvement scams, the PACE financing program, contracting, & avoid the risk of losing your home! For adults.
Register

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Learn all about LA’s Metro system, including rail safety and free student passes, Metro’s upcoming clean energy projects, and opportunities for teens to get involved in planning future Metro programs. For tweens and teens ages 12-18.
Register

Rescheduled
Tue, Jul 09, 9:00am - 10:00am
New date Tuesday, July 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Newbery Medal winning author Kate DiCamillo will be sharing the stories behind the creation of her early chapter book series, the original Mercy Watson, and the follow up series, Tales from Deckawoo Drive.

Tue, Jul 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Newbery Medal winning author Kate DiCamillo will be sharing the stories behind the creation of her early chapter book series, the original Mercy Watson, and the follow up series, Tales from Deckawoo Drive.
Register

Tue, Jul 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier for a talk about The Last Kids on Earth book series and the animated series on Netflix. For ages
Register

Tue, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Dept. of Economic Opportunity provides entrepreneurs with helpful information on the start-up process in Los Angeles County, including the steps to open your business, commonly required permits, licenses, and other free resources.
Register

Thu, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
El Dept. de Oportunidades Económicas le ofrecerá información útil sobre el proceso de empezar un negocio en el condado de Los Ángeles, incluyendo pasos para abrir su negocio, permisos, licencias comúnmente requeridos y recursos gratuitos.
Register

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo! In this exciting conversation & Q&A, Acevedo will provide a short reading from her National Book Award winning and New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse, The Poet X.
Register