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Table of Contents

    • Introduction - i: Roger vs. Tiger
  • Chapter - 1: The Cult of the Head Start
  • Chapter - 2: How the Wicked World Was Made
  • Chapter - 3: When Less of the Same Is More
  • Chapter - 4: Learning, Fast and Slow
  • Chapter - 5: Thinking Outside Experience
  • Chapter - 6: Finding Your Match
  • Chapter - 7: Flirting with Your Possible Selves
  • Chapter - 8: The Outsider Advantage
  • Chapter - 9: Lateral Thinking with Withered Technology
  • Chapter - 10: Fooled by Experience
  • Chapter - 11: Learning to Drop Your Familiar Tools
  • Chapter - 12: Deliberate Amateurs
    • Section - ii: Conclusion: Expanding Your Range
    • Acknowledgements - iii: Acknowledgements
    • Section - iv: Notes
    • Index - v: Index

About the Author

David Epstein is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene. He has master's degrees in environmental science and journalism and has worked as an investigative reporter for ProPublica and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He lives in Washington, D.C.


David Epstein manages to make me thoroughly enjoy the experience of being told that everything I thought about something was wrong. I loved Range -- Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers
Fabulous . . . If you are interested in champions' journeys, this is for you -- Judy Murray on Twitter
It's a joy to spend hours in the company of a writer as gifted as David Epstein. And the joy is all the greater when that writer shares so much crucial and revelatory information about performance, success, and education -- Susan Cain, author of Quiet
An urgent and important book, an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance -- Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human
A captivating read that will leave you questioning the next steps in your career-and the way you raise your children -- Adam Grant, author of Originals and co-author of Option B
Extraordinary * Guardian *
A goldmine of surprising insights. Makes you smarter with every page -- James Clear, New York Times bestselling author of Atomic Habits
Brilliant, timely, and utterly impossible to put down. If you care about improving skill, innovation, and performance, you need to read this book -- Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code
I want to give Range to . . . everyone who wants humans to thrive in an age of robots. Range is full of surprises and hope
, a 21st century survival guide -- Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World.
The storytelling is so dramatic, the wielding of data so deft and the lessons so strikingly framed ...[it's] a pleasure to read . . . Range offers such a wealth of thought-provoking material * New York Times Books Review *
Range elevates Epstein to one of the very best science writers at work today. The scope of the book-and the implications-are breathtaking -- Sebastian Junger, filmmaker and author of The Perfect Storm
One of the most thought-provoking and enlightening books I've read -- Maria Konnikova, poker player and author of The Confidence Game
A fresh, brisk look at creativity, learning, and the meaning of achievement * Kirkus Reviews *
An assiduously researched and accessible argument for being a jack of all trades -- O Magazine, Best Nonfiction Books Coming in 2019
Range is a convincing, engaging survey of research and anecdotes that confirm a thoughtful, collaborative world is also a better and more innovative one --
As David Epstein shows us, cultivating range prepares us for the wickedly unanticipated . . . a well-supported and smoothly written case on behalf of breadth and late starts * Wall Street Journal *
A clear and unfussy writer . . . this book is likely to resonate strongly with most teachers --
Anyone contemplating a change of career late in life will find Range immensely reassuring. If you calculate that you don't have 10,000 hours left in which you can reasonably practice, you can use your range to connect ideas and use your varied experience. * Daniel Finkelstein, The Times *
Masterful. Perfect holiday reading -- Dr Adam Rutherford

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