A Generalist’s View of the World — Book Review of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

3 Takeaways from this Book

  1. Don’t specialize too early in life; instead, try out many different things.
  2. If you have a lot of different experiences, you will be better at coming up with new ideas and more successful.
  3. The more well-known you are for being an expert in one area, the less likely you are to be good at making predictions about that area.

The Power of the Generalist

The World Is Getting More Complex

The Specialist Is No Longer King

Generalists Are More Creative

How to Be a More Effective Generalist

The Future Is Generalist




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Shoaib Mahmud

Shoaib Mahmud


I’m a Freelance Product Designer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I write about product design, books, productivity & happiness. shoaibmahmud.com