We will read books covering a variety of topics that are of interest to business people, including leadership, finance, hiring and strategic planning. This will also be a great opportunity to network with fellow business leaders.
This month's title is Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein.
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, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They're also more creative, more 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 rathern 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.
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Our December meeting will be conducted over Zoom. Please e-mail Library Director Yvette Couser at email@example.com (link sends e-mail) for the meeting ID number and password.