Wednesday, February 24, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. via Zoom
What do parenting, business, education and sports have in common? The successful path in any of these domains, may not be what you think…
In his book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World,” 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.
In Epstein’s book, he proposes that there are two types of problems in the world, kind and wicked. Kind problems follow predictable patterns; whereas “in wicked domains, the rules of the game are often unclear or incomplete, there may or may not be repetitive patterns and they may not be obvious, and feedback is often delayed, inaccurate, or both.” In the last year, there is no doubt that the world has been facing a wicked problem.
Since its beginnings, Graland has been committed to graduating students who will go on to solve the world’s next wicked problem. In “Range,” David Epstein provides direction on how to foster those types of problem-solvers. Josh Cobb will lead a book club discussing Range and how it reflects Graland’s past, present and future vision of education. This event is hosted by the Parent Education Network (PEN).