Conflict of a generalist vs specialist with the polymath coming out on top

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A favourite topic – generalist vs specialist

This article discusses what I think the best business advisors know to be true: “To meet these challenges, specialist expertise is often necessary but certainly not sufficient.”

It also raises important points that relate to how we educate and train others. Another article I read noted wisely “young Leonardo Da Vinci was frustrated that he was born in a period where everything worth being discovered had already been discovered. …’s just as (un)true today. Almost ALL of the potential discovery that humanity will do is in the future.”

Two fantastic reads that explore this:


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