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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.

Saturday
May252019

Kindle Pick of the Week: RANGE: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

On sale this week:

A great read to start your summer!

David Epstein—science writer and author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance—is a stunning, lucid, and provocative writer. In his new book “RANGE: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World” (Riverhead Books; On Sale May 28, 2019) he turns decades of self-help advice on its head. Self-styled performance gurus (and our parents!) have all told us to specialize early, stay the course, climb the ladder. But Epstein marshals a mountain of scientific research to argue that the most impactful inventors, athletes, artists, musicians and more are the ones who cross domains, rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. With cutting-edge research distilled into captivating prose, RANGE will change how you think about your career, your education, your hobbies, and the way you parent.
 
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. If you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up to the people who got a head start. 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.
 
Epstein shows that in most fields—especially those that are complex and unpredictable, and difficult to automate—generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, abandon projects (or even entire careers) readily, and juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They're also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can't see.
 
Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, RANGE explains the benefits of breadth, diverse experience, interdisciplinary thinking, and delayed concentration in a world that increasingly demands hyperspecialization. Captivating and enthralling, Epstein’s potent insights and delightful storytelling make RANGE a vital read for everyone.

Order or pre-order here:

https://www.amazon.com/Range-Generalists-Triumph-Specialized-World-ebook/dp/B07H1ZYWTM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Thursday
May232019

Indy 500 Odds

SportsBetting.ag (www.sportsbetting.ag, Twitter: @SportsBettingAG) has set odds for Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

Simon Pagenaud is the favorite to be crowned the king of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, however, the odds for the top five drivers are relatively close. Will Power, Alexander Rossi, Ed Carpenter and Josef Newgarden all have better than 10/1 odds.

Indy 500 odds

Simon Pagenaud  13/2  (+650)
Will Power  7/1
Alexander Rossi  8/1
Ed Carpenter  8/1
Josef Newgarden 8/1
Spencer Pigot  10/1
Colton Herta  12/1
Scott Dixon  12/1
Helio Castroneves  14/1
Ed Jones  18/1
Marco Andretti  20/1
Sebastien Bourdais  20/1
Ryan Hunter Reay  22/1
Takuma Sato  22/1
Graham Rahal  25/1
Tony Kanaan  25/1
Conor Daly  40/1
James Hinchcliffe  40/1
Marcus Ericsson  40/1
Zach Veach  40/1
Felix Rosenqvist  66/1
JR Hildebrand  66/1
Matteus Leist  80/1
Oriel Servia  80/1
Charlie Kimball  100/1
James Davison  100/1
Jordan King  100/1
Sage Karam  100/1
Jack Harvey  200/1
Santino Ferrucci  200/1
Ben Hanley  250/1
Kyle Kaiser  250/1
Pippa Mann  250/1

Wednesday
May222019

More Magic...

Magic Johnson has been all over ESPN  this week!

Monday
May202019

Measles Outbreak Spreading

Now cases in 24 states and could be still spreading.

Sunday
May192019

Wilder's Knockout from Saturday Night

First round KO!