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Specialists and generalists

F. F. Ridley

Specialists and generalists

a comparative study of the professional civil servant at home and abroad.

by F. F. Ridley

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Published by Allen and Unwin in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civil service

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    The Physical Object
    Pagination213 p. ;
    Number of Pages213
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21010330M

      To his credit, Epstein acknowledges in the book’s second half that generalists need specialists to flourish – to choose between specialists and generalists is thus a false choice. Nonetheless, we in academia need to design .   Fantastic book - interesting point that society values specialists traditionally, but not generalists. The moral (that I took from it) is that it’s “ok to be a generalist” even though society doesn’t normally recognize that, and also the world needs both specialists and generalists to progress. Specialists uncover important details but /5().

      Range (verb) — to roam at large or freely Generalist — a person whose knowledge, aptitudes, and skills are applied to a field as a whole or to a variety of different fields (opposed to specialist). I presented my synopsis of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David J. Epstein at the July First Friday Book Synopsis.. It is quite a book! Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein available in Hardcover on , also read synopsis and reviews. "Range is an urgent and important book, an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone 3/5(1).

      Of course, theoretical mathematics is a unique setting, but it allowed us to precisely measure how an increase in the pace of change impacts the creative performance of specialists and generalists.   Up Next Who Will Dominate the Future of Work? Specialists or Generalists? Or maybe there's a middle way--brought to you by the letter T.


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Specialists uncover important details but generalists can help to link things together to find Cited by: 3. The book is full of interesting stories and case studies. Epstein examines who he claims are the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists.

He concludes that in the fields that are the most complex and unpredictable, it is the generalists, not specialists that are primed to excel.

The author of course nods to the fact that its important to have both kinds of people (generalists and specialists), but his argument is against the prevalent thinking that we should pick an An incredibly slow read for me but I enjoyed it a lot and felt like I was on information overload after finishing each chapter/5.

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David Epstein’s new book, Range, examines how generalists triumph in a specialized world. Conventional wisdom tells us that succeeding in becoming an expert takes years of specialized work and practice.

Epstein argues that generalists who think broadly are the ones who will excel. Specialists and Generalists. To solve this problem Regular soldiers should become multi skilled. For example, Regular soldiers could qualify in specialist skills (e.g.

Mortars, Advanced Signals, Battlefield Medicine) but remain as part of a Rifle Company. Regular personnel have the time to be able to develop proficiency.

In his book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, investigative journalist David Epstein looks at the strengths of generalists versus specialists, focusing on how keeping a broad range of interests, experimenting and changing course every now and then are essential to finding your true passions — and the success that comes with.

To his credit, he acknowledges in the book’s second half that generalists need specialists to flourish—to choose between specialists and generalists is thus a false choice.

Nonetheless, we in academia need to design curricula in ways that foster the development of both. Now, the balance is tilted in favor of specialists, creating. New book makes a case for being a generalist A new book argues that you can be more successful in life if you learn different things and don't try to be an expert.

In "Range: Why Generalists. Epstein points to the nature of the two sports. Golf (he claims) is a more specific skill than tennis: It is less dynamic, with a narrower set of patterns, and hence more rewarding of repetitive practice. Specialists flourish in such “kind” learning environments.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary’s simple definition of a generalist states a generalist is “ a person who knows something about a lot of subjects ”. A specialist is defined as “ a person who has special knowledge and skill relating to a particular job, area of study ”.

In his new book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, he argues that this path to expertise is the exception, not the rule. Drawing from interviews and studies of successful individuals in a variety of fields, Epstein shows time and time again that our greatest strength is the ability to think broadly.

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. Generalists vs. Specialists (And the Specialist’s Dilemma) Animal species reside on a scale with “generalist” on one end and “specialist” on the other.

Specialists can live only in a narrow range of conditions, while generalists are able to survive a wide variety of conditions and changes in the environment.

In the Future of Work podcast, host Jacob Morgan and Epstein explore examples of depth versus breadth, and the fit of the specialist and generalist in today’s modern economy. Epstein asserts that generalists make stronger leaders, and provides a 8/ Encompassing rather than rejecting, the neo-generalist is both specialist and generalist; a restless multidisciplinarian, who is forever learning.

The neo-generalist brings together diverse people, synthesising ideas and practice, addressing the big issues that confront us in order to shape a better future.

They are curious, responsive, connective/5(11). Generalist and specialist species. A generalist species is able to thrive in a wide variety of environmental conditions and can make use of a variety of different resources (for example, a heterotroph with a varied diet).

A specialist species can thrive only in a narrow range of environmental conditions or has a limited diet. Generalists may be very good at doing many things, but typically are not at the same expert level as specialists at any one service.

The pros: They are able to market to a broader audience. The difference between a generalist and a specialist - Category: Leadership Skills - PrimeGenesis: Better Results Faster for Leaders & Teams - Posted on: Septem Generalists vs.

Specialists Over the last two to three decades, human resources have changed drastically. This is due to the growth in globalization, new technology, information and knowledge. The results of this brought on a need for specialization and new job classifications.

Fantastic book - interesting point that society values specialists traditionally, but not generalists. The moral (that I took from it) is that it’s “ok to be a generalist” even though society doesn’t normally recognize that, and also the world needs both specialists and generalists to progress/5().There is a great story illuminating the generalist v specialist divide that involves the Presidents of Harvard and MIT.

Both schools offer MBAs. Harvard’s program is justly famous for producing.In the world of Human Resources, you could be a generalist or a specialist in recruiting, compensation, benefit programs, diversity, HR IT, etc In the world of sales, you could be a generalist or a specialist in B2B or B2C, Internet sales, Channel sales, etc The challenge is that, if you are a specialist.