Specialist

On pigeon holing

If you haven’t come across them already, I strongly recommend you take a few minutes with this HBR blog:┬áIn Defense of Polymaths, and also Adam Savage’s commencement address to Sarah Lawrence. Both are insightful pieces on the fallacy that is the tendency to believe that specialism in a narrow field is the answer to a fulfilling life experience, and ultimately to ‘success’, whatever that means - usually money, possessions and peer recognition.

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