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The book really goes against the idea of early specialization being the route to great accomplishment, but rather suggests that having a range of experience and skills may generate the most creativity and achievement. The writer gives real-life examples from sports, business, and science to show how generalists often find their path in life later and become very good at what they do by blending the knowledge obtained in the areas concerned. He then makes his irrefutable argument in favor of cultivating people with diverse interests and abilities. He claims that this will ensure more creative and flexible individuals and cultures.

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