David Epstein: Thinking tools for 'wicked' learning | Big Think Edge

Aug 04,2020

Big Think

2006-10-01T18:37:05Z

David Epstein: Thinking tools for 'wicked' learning

Moderated by Maria Konnikova
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UPDATE: While Malcolm Gladwell was advertised for this live stream, unfortunately, he was not able to make it due to scheduling issues. Fortunately, David Epstein was able to step in at a moment's notice. We hope you enjoy this great yet unexpected episode of Big Think Live! Our thanks to David and Maria for helping us deliver a great show, it is much appreciated.
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DAVID EPSTEIN:

David Epstein is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Range: Why Generalist Triumph in a Specialized World and The Sports Gene. He has master's degrees in environmental science and journalism and has worked as an investigative reporter for ProPublica and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He lives in Washington, DC.
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MARIA KONNIKOVA:

Maria Konnikova is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Her new book is The Biggest Bluff (June 2020). While researching The Biggest Bluff, journalist Konnikova became an international poker champion and the winner of over $300,000 in tournament earnings—and inadvertently turned into a professional poker player. She is a regular contributing writer for The New Yorker, and her writing has been featured in Best American Science and Nature Writing and has been translated into over twenty languages. Maria also hosts the podcast The Grift from Panoply Media, a show that explores con artists and the lives they ruin, and is currently a visiting fellow at NYU’s School of Journalism. She graduated from Harvard University and received her PhD in psychology from Columbia University.
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