These books will help you ideate more creatively.
- Being a generalist in multiple fields can spark innovation in something outside of your expertise.
- It is critical to understand the role of organizations in the future.
- Applying patterns from genius innovators into your own thinking processes.
In David Epstein's 'Range', dabblers and dillettantes are ascendant.
- There are more paths to professional success than practicing for 10,000 hours, says David Epstein.
- In his new book 'Range', the author illustrates the benefits of being a generalist in a specialized world.
- While the conclusions are good news, they're not as surprising as Epstein might believe.
Twain and Tesla had similar passions and an amusing friendship.
- Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and Nikola Tesla shared a friendship starting in 1890s.
- Tesla read a lot of early Twain when recovering from a serious illness.
- The two shared an interest in electricity.
A diversity of opinion on the subject of a meaningful life.
- Some philosophers believe that we create our own meaning and it is for us to define.
- The meaning of life could be to live completely within the here and now.
- Even in the most dire and cruel of situations, humankind has found meaning in life.
Tips on how to intensify engagement with what you're reading.
- One of the ways you can deconstruct an argument is being actively attuned to what you're reading.
- To better remember content, take a blank sheet of paper and write down what you know about that subject. You can write it in bullet points.
- When you later come back to what you're reading, go to that sheet and skim it – it will prime your brain for what you're going to read.