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    • The Sports Gene

    • Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
    • By: David Epstein
    • Narrated by: David Epstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success, Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving this great riddle.

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    • Epstein writes! He scores!

    • By Cynthia on 08-17-13

    Regular price: $22.04

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    • Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
    • By: David Epstein
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 9 hrs
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    Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule. David Epstein examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters, and scientists. He discovered that in most fields generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel.

    • Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
    • By: David Epstein
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Release date: 05-28-19
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    Regular price: $28.00

    • Teammate

    • My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages
    • By: David Ross, Don Yaeger, Theo Epstein - foreword
    • Narrated by: Gregory Abbey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 2016 the Cubs snapped a 108-year curse, winning the World Series in a history-making, seven-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Of the many storylines to Chicago's fairytale season, one stood out: the late-career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old catcher who had played back-up for 13 of his 15 pro seasons. Beyond Ross's remarkably strong play, he became the ultimate positive force in the Cubs locker room, mentoring and motivating his fellow players, some of them nearly 20 years his junior.

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    • Grandpa Rossy

    • By MeDi on 05-21-17

    Regular price: $29.65

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    • How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
    • By: David Epstein
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    In this landmark audiobook, David Epstein shows that the way to excel is by sampling widely, gaining a breadth of experiences, taking detours, experimenting relentlessly, juggling many interests - in other words, by developing range. Studying the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors and scientists, Epstein discovered that in most fields - especially those that are complex and unpredictable - generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. They are also more creative, more agile and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see. 

    • How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
    • By: David Epstein
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Release date: 06-27-19
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    Regular price: $13.08

    • The Sports Gene

    • Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success
    • By: David Epstein
    • Narrated by: David Epstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning writer David Epstein gets to the heart of the great nature vs. nurture debate, and explodes myths about how and why humans excel. Along the way, Epstein exposes the flaws in the so-called 10,000-hour rule that states that rigorous practice from a young age is the only route to success.

    Regular price: $23.55