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grendelt · 2019-12-15 · Original thread
"Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst"

"The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator"

"The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution"

"Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity"

"Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do"

"Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World"

"The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War"

"Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion"

"Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know"

"Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence"

jharohit · 2019-11-15 · Original thread
Excellent counterpoint resource on Tiger-styled learning
wainstead · 2019-10-24 · Original thread
> There's a growing body of evidence that early specialization produces less champions. Kids are encouraged to participate in other sports well into their teen years.

This is the subject matter of the book "Range":

wpietri · 2019-06-29 · Original thread
I suggest you read David Epstein's recent book Range:

His basic point is that our culture highly values the Tiger-Woods-style success story, where a person just beavers away at one thing their whole life. But there are a lot of successful people who specialize later or not at all. It definitely made me feel better about my similarly diverse resume, and has given me some good ways to think about what I want to pursue next.

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