Author Archives: Bob Pierce, Jr.

Mayor’s Cup

Congratulations to Abbie for taking the Mayor’s Cup at Lake Merritt in Oakland.

 

 

5th Grade Graduation!

 

New Art

Lots of new art being created in the third grade.  Inspired by the greats!

Champions

The Pirates are the champions of the 2019 Dixie Terra Linda Little League season!

How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Good listening.

Journalist and author David Epstein talks about his book Range with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Epstein explores the costs of specialization and the value of breadth in helping to create mastery in our careers and in life. What are the best backgrounds for solving problems? Can mastery be achieved without specialization at a young age? What experiences and knowledge best prepare people to cope with unexpected situations? This is a wide-ranging conversation that includes discussion of chess, the Challenger tragedy, sports, farming in obscure Soviet provinces after the revolution, the Flynn effect and why firefighters sometimes fail to outrun forest fires.

http://files.libertyfund.org/econtalk/y2019/EpsteinDmastery.mp3