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Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

Sep 1, 2019

Welcome to episode #686 of Six Pixels of Separation.

Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #686 - Host: Mitch Joel. David Epstein is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Range - Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and of the bestseller, The Sports Gene. He was previously a science and investigative reporter at ProPublica, and prior to that a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, where he co-authored the story that revealed Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had used steroids. 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. David has given talks about performance science and the uses (and misuses) of data on five continents; his TED Talk has been viewed over eight million times, and was shared by Bill Gates. Three of his stories have been optioned for films. On this episode, we look at his latest book, Range, and how the world used to think that being a specialist was the path to success, but maybe it's the generalists who rule the day? Enjoy the conversation...